2 Not so Known Ways to Protect Your IP and Data in China
Thin Client has nothing to do with your customers being thin, but it can definitely make your entire office hardware expenses “thinner”.
So what’s on earth is a Thin Client ?
Thin Client is a stateless, fan-less desktop terminal that has no hard drive used for desktop virtualization:
As software as a service (SaaS) gains popularity, it is expected that thin clients and blade PCs will replace desktop PCs in many work and educational environments. In general, they are not as vulnerable to malware attacks, manageability has a longer life cycle, use less power and are less expensive to purchase than buying separate PC. The ease of thin clients scalability, price and convenience are all reasons that IT personnel are exploring –and switching– to thin clients.
Also, we should not forget the benefits for the General Management where it can be decided what information or websites each employee is allowed to access. Great example from Forbes states :
“Facebook use within the workspace could lead to a 9.4 percent productivity decrease in companies throughout the U.S., a drop that could collectively cost businesses as much as 1.4 trillion dollars”
If General Manager decides that spending time on Facebook might not be the most productive use of time, simply could block websites like Facebook, Youtube or online gaming sites for certain hours like 12:00-14:00 etc.
Furthermore, each employee can access only the tools needed to do his job and nothing else to stay completely focus on the task.
Regarding data loss, systems can be protected by the password that nothing could leak from company’s server. Sometimes most important information is stolen by simple USB key, sometimes by employees that are released from service and looking for the ways to benefit or cause some damage. In this case, it’s possible to set up a password if anyone wants to get data out of certain folders.
Thin Client systems are also very often accompanied by BYOD- bring your own device solutions where employees can connect to the same thin client system via their own device. No information can be copied to the BYOD device or vice versa. Very often personal devices are infected by some viruses and the least thing your company’s server, with all most important data, wants is to get infected or even worse-encrypted by hackers.