HIMSS 2018 is next month and we’re gearing up for it here at Stratodesk. We’re especially excited about sharing how Healthcare organizations are using NoTouch Desktop to defend against security breaches and hacks.
Did you know that in the last 24 months alone, 17 million individuals have been affected by cyber security breaches into Healthcare organizations? In fact, Healthcare is the most commonly attacked industry, where 90% of companies have already been breached by a cyber attack.
As we turn from paper to computers, it becomes even more imperative for Healthcare organizations to be educated on how to defend their personal and confidential information against those that would misuse it. NoTouch Desktop helps Healthcare VDI boost security through the low footprint, Thin OS, NoTouch, and saves staff time by supporting Imprivata Single Sign On, Fast User Switching, and Fingerprint Authentication.
NoTouch Desktop saves on costs while increasing security
Those familiar with NoTouch Desktop will already appreciate the savings benefit. NoTouch Desktop provides a solution that easily repurposes PC, laptops and thin clients in your Healthcare VDI into thin endpoints, operating on NoTouch OS. For Healthcare VDI, the implications can be enormous.Not only does NoTouch OS save you money by eliminating the need for capital purchases of hardware while eliminating common security threats, our integrated management suite, NoTouch Center, allows you complete control over your VDI endpoints.
NoTouch Desktop removes the need to house Windows locally on individual client devices
A device with Windows installed locally would be at a high risk of cyber attack.
One of the most efficient ways to ensure that confidential information will not be accessed by malicious hackers is to make sure that your end user devices are operating on an OS that is impervious to viruses and malware. NoTouch OS is Linux based and defends against third party applications and exploits.
NoTouch Desktop enables BYOD for Healthcare VDI
Another common concern facing Healthcare IT is the growing trend of employees bringing personal devices into the workplace. Employees want and even expect to perform integral work tasks on personal devices, either at home, in the office, or on the go. “Because of this need for remote work, NoTouch Desktop supports BYOD” says Stratodesk CEO, Emanuel Pirker. Simply boot NoTouch OS in live mode from a USB stick in order to access important work files wherever you are. When you are done, exit your session and remove the USB stick. It’s as easy as that. Your native operating system won’t be affected, and you don’t need any other designated hardware to do this.
NoTouch OS fights against Meltdown and Spectre exploits
Given the sensitive nature of Healthcare information and data, it’s important to understand how your VDI environment will be impacted by common security exploits.
It is important to note that Meltdown and Spectre are hardware specific exploits, and while the vulnerability of your machines will vary by manufacturer, our customers can rest assured that NoTouch OS helps fight these exploits. By not allowing third party applications, NoTouch OS makes it virtually impossible for Meltdown and Spectre to exploit a device on the local level.
Fast User Switching (FUS) and Fingerprint Authentication
Hospital staff need a flexible and secure VDI that will not only save them money, but also time. Because saving time is priceless for hospitals, Stratodesk has partnered with Imprivata to bring their features to your VDI. By supporting Single-Sign-On, Fingerprint authentication, and Fast User Switching, NoTouch Desktop ensures the safety and efficiency of your Healthcare VDI.
Stop by Stratodesk’s booth in the Citrix Partner Pavilion this year at HIMSS 2018 to learn more about how we are innovating Healthcare VDI for the best. Sign up to engage with our team for a live demo and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Also, you can read more about how NoTouch Center helps you manage and control your Healthcare VDI in our next post (coming soon).