Over the years, IT organizations have developed a ton of web apps for specific browsers or plug-ins that may now be outdated or vulnerable to security threats. Even web browsers that remain viable pose some of the same issues as any other standard desktop application.
Because of this, application virtualization has come into play. It offers a way to realize the many benefits of web-based apps without the drawbacks.
By virtualizing a web app on a single browser version, implementing configuration, and then delivering it the same way to every user, IT departments can solve compatibility issues while enhancing security and manageability.
Application virtualization has three primary benefits:
#1. Decreased development and support costs related to browser compatibility issues…
Browser virtualization enables the reduction of web app management costs significantly by streamlining app deployment and lifecycle management.
Centralized app management and rapid provisioning help you consolidate laborious tasks such as regression testing and pushing out app updates to align with each browser release. As business needs change, IT can scale up and down more fluidly and cost-effectively.
#2. Address common security risks…
The centralization of applications and data within the hardened data center adds layers of security. No data resides on the device, and nothing is left behind when the network connection is terminated, aiding both security and compliance.
Enforcement of granular access policies allows you to eliminate unnecessary VPN holes and reduce the risk of data loss or intrusion through unsecured connections.
#3. Delight your users with transparent secure remote access…
Application virtualization eliminates the need for people to concern themselves with technical details. They can launch any web app in any modern browser without the need for a VPN and get right to work.
There is no need to install anything on the endpoint. The web app simply renders in a browser tab, just like a traditional web app.
Clearly application virtualization is the way forward in delivering web apps in the most efficient way possible. If you want to know more about the best ways to deploy virtualized browser apps, click the link below for more information.