Last week saw Gotham Technology Group, a consultancy company, join forces with Kidaro to offer enterprise desktop virtualization solutions to their customers:
Desktop security and the complexity of managing desktop and laptop computers are major IT challenges. So far in 2007, security breaches on PCs and portable storage devices have been responsible for the loss or theft of over 6 million customer records, affecting sectors such as financial services, healthcare, government, education, and consumer goods. (source: PrivacyRights.org). According to a Gartner Research study, the 5-year TCO for a PC averages more than 10 times the original purchase price, or about $21,000 for a $2,000 system. Desktop virtualization technology provides the tools to address many of these security and management challenges.
"Our customers have struggled for years to balance productivity, security, and control in their computing environments, and they're always looking for ways to drive immediate savings," said Ken Phelan, CTO of Gotham Technology Group. "Kidaro's platform is a real breakthrough solution. It offers security and control in an operationally feasible model, without giving up mobility or requiring the procurement of new client and server machines. In many cases, customers can immediately save millions by distributing virtual desktop software instead of new employee laptops."
Kidaro's desktop virtualization platform creates a corporate-managed, encrypted workspace that encapsulates applications and resources and delivers them to any endpoint machine. Because Kidaro runs locally on laptops and desktops, it supports partially-connected and mobile users, and doesn't require expensive server farms. Kidaro's enterprise-class management framework automates the entire virtual desktop lifecycle, and enables granular policy enforcement on both corporate and third-party endpoints.
Kidaro and Gotham plan to offer a number of solutions, including:
- Secure Remote Computing
- Desktop Disaster Recovery
- Virtual Laptop on a USB
- Laptop Encryption and Data Leak Prevention
Please read the full press release by Kidaro here: Gotham Technology Group to resell Kidaro Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Platform.