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Using thin client migration to improve security policies

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I wanted to brain storm some ideas on how a major migration exercise in a company “from traditional 1:1, workstation/desk:employee to hotdesking a thin client infrastructure could be used as a vehicle to also improve:

o      Data security
o      Data governance (where it can get to, where it can be access, where it can be saved)
o      Group policy
o      user rights
o      user permissions
o      user security

Any ideas on some suggestions where this area may/could be strengthened during such a migration?
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Here's some thoughts:

Data Security - no Windows workstations means less risk of viruses and destruction to data.  It also means no trojans, which can prevent unauthorised access to data.

Data Governance - If you use something like Wyse terminals, you can completely prohibit saving of documents to local devices, USB sticks etc.  This means that documents can't be stored on laptops or memory sticks, causing a potential security risk by losing the said device.

Group Policy - The Thin Client environment can be completely locked down by policies (although, they can be in a desktop environment too)

user rights, permissions and security are now centrally managed, and you don't have to worry about users installing illegal software on their laptops or desktops, because now they don't have anything to install them on :D
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So by default migrating to thinl cient naturally improves security is what your saying?

There is no real need to change much at all as its all done as part of the exercise?
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