In todays ever so fast paced work environment, the use of technology can enable a more user friendly experience without losing security. Hot Desktop by Citrix allows users to quickly roam and share workstations. Some industry related fields that benefit from this technology are banking, healthcare, and retail environments.
There are no more open workstations, user lockouts or denials of service. Users authenticate quickly using their Windows account credentials or strong authenticators such as smart cards, tokens or badges.
Hot Desktop takes a unique approach by leveraging a locked-down shared account that is always logged in for speed, but adds an additional layer of explicit user authentication for access.
This shared account can be a local or domain account, and it is assigned limited privileges. Any privileges assigned to this account are passed along to users running a Hot Desktop session. The client device automatically logs on to the shared account at startup, providing a turnkey kiosk solution.
All user sessions run on top of the shared account Windows session.
When users approach a Hot Desktop workstation, they are presented with the standard Windows Graphical Identification and Authorization logon screen or strong authenticator logon interface.
A Hot Desktop session looks and feels like a standard Windows Desktop session. A user can start a session, perform any job-related tasks and end the session so the next user can enter the system and do the same.
The switch from user to user occurs quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, the system is protected from unauthorized walk-ups and event logging tracks who uses the system and what activities they perform
Think about all the uptime and productivity your business or department will gain through the use of Citrix Hot Desktop.