What is VMware workspace one

VMware workspace one is an Enterprise Mobility Management system (EMM) that integrates all endpoint devices and applications into a single cloud-based security system. VMware workspace creates a secure work environment and helps the IT departments deploy applications and security measures remotely. The technology can be in premise or a cloud-based solution offered as Software as a service (SaaS).

Introduction

With recent development in cloud technology and bring your own device policies (BYOD), employee devices and remote access serve as threats to central corporate servers. In recent times of pandemic, employees use their own devices through local networks to access company information. These serve as security vulnerabilities, and cybersecurity criminals exploit them to compromise company data and hold for ransom or sharing sensitive information.

As threats grow more sophisticated with zero-day attacks, fileless malware and traditional antivirus software cannot handle these threats. These threats require a wider approach in which all endpoint devices and networks are protected.

What is VMware workspace one?

VMware workspace provides Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) with identity management, authentication control, enterprise mobility management (EMM), and remotely deploying and controlling applications administered by the IT team on endpoint user devices. VMware deploys all applications and controls them remotely on all endpoint devices and virtual screens on laptops and desktops. Through Identity management and introducing different levels of authentications, applications allowing access to company servers are further secured. The working applications are continuously monitored for any suspicious behavior, data is encrypted, and can be wiped out completely in case of any cybersecurity breach. This kind of security gives employees more freedom in creativity and productivity without worrying about traditional rigid security policies. The onboarding process is very flexible and automated.

 

What are the features of VMware workspace one?

  • User-friendly self-access automatic onboarding process to cloud mobile and windows applications through Identity management with one-touch sign-in to enterprise application catalog.
  • Integrate App store applications and SAAS-based applications with existing enterprise applications with real-time delivery and application management.
  • Compatibility with all devices and operating systems with real-time upgradation and patchwork from OS deployed remotely by the IT team.
  • Security features from Identity management, multi-factor authentication conditional access to One-touch single sign-on.
  • Engaging employees with powerful yet secure collaboration tools like integrated calendar, advanced attachment features in E-mail, documents, and enterprise social networks.
  • Unified endpoint management to secure all networks and endpoint devices with real-time monitoring and erasing or locking data in a user device in case of any breach.
  • Device protection against jailbreak, suspicious third-party applications from running malicious scripts, and GPS-based tracking block access from an unknown location.
  • Access to virtual desktops and applications in a secure way.
  • Artificial intelligence, constantly upgraded against new kinds of attacks embedded with application and device analytics.

 

How does VMware workspace one work?

VMware software works on principles of virtualization. Every hardware component is treated as a separate Virtual Machine (VM) which has its OS and is isolated from the main working interface. This increases the productivity of every hardware element and continues the function of other elements in case one of them breaks down. Speed and user limit are increased on servers. A layer of abstraction is drawn over hardware components splitting them into individual computer-like components with their working interfaces. These hardware elements (Virtual machines) are software representations of a computer, and the operating system running on them is called Guest OS. The hypervisor is a thin layer of software that decouples virtual machines from the host and allocates resources per requirement. The key characteristics of virtualization are:

  • Partitioning: Separate different hardware components through the hypervisor and treating them as virtual machines with host OS and inbuilt application, enhancing every component’s performance.
  • Isolation: In case of breakdown or malware in any one hardware component, it is isolated from the rest of the system. Other components continue to work as they are independent machines working on their OS.
  • Encapsulation: To treat the entire system of virtual machines as files that can be downloaded or copied to any other device.
  • Hardware independence: Deploy or copy virtual machine as a file to any hardware component.

What VMWare workspace one can do and what can’t?

What VMWare workspace one can do

  • Can run on any device on any software
  • Can deploy any kind of application whether enterprise, SAas based or from app stores
  • Mass upgradation of all endpoint devices
  • The simple automated, user-friendly single touch onboarding process
  • Unified endpoint management to secure all endpoint devices through identity management, multi-step authentication, GPS-based tracking, and biometric verification.
  • Access to virtual systems
  • Powerful collaboration tools

What VMWare workspace one can’t do

  • Integration is complicated and requires professional assistance.
  • Not recommended in the premise as massive in prem server required, preferred on cloud
  • Upgradation of console and applications are not differentiated and can cause confusion
  • A lot of network connection points required
  • Admin Console Ux and UI design are complicated, and each device requires separate customizations

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