Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) Remote Capability?

Firstly, let me say that I'm not a network engineer, and I'm not an expert in the realm of VDI. So please forgive my questions if they're elemental.

So, our network guys have created VDI accounts for many people within the organization. Their initial intent was to grant access to applications internal to our network (a la Citrix). They did so, not thinking about the remote access capabilities of VDI.


So from a security standpoint, I have a couple of questions:
Is there any way to tell which VDI accounts are being used for remote access (access to applications from outside the network)?


Can (and if so, how) can VDI accounts be configured to disallow remote access, and only allow access from within our network?


And is there any way to make these permissions changes in bulk (maybe per AD group)?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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JHMH IT StaffCommented:
I'm not a Citirx guy, but I know in VMware all connections to VDI are tracked and logged by the connection broker. I'm not sure how your environment is set up, but users have to be authorized VPN access through our firewall to get to any of our resources remotely. VMware also handles all authorization to desktop sources, but this can be linked to group membership in Active Directory to handle authorization as well.

Unless I'm mistaken if VMware can do it Citrix should be able to as well.

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Dirk KotteSECommented:
there are multiple Options.
on option is to separate allowed users at the Gateway (NetScaler) while authenticating them based on AD-group membership.
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