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VMware View Security Essentials

By : Daniel Langenhan
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VMware View Security Essentials

By: Daniel Langenhan

Overview of this book

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address. VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional's desktop virtualization. This book takes you through the four major View security areas. Each area deals with all the aspects of security and explains the background as well as laying out simple-to-follow recipes to implement a higher security standard. We start at the Virtualization base and work our way through the various View server types. We will then dive into the problems and issues of securing a connection before we address the security of the desktop itself. We conclude with a look into the backing up of our View installation and preparing for disaster recovery.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Client software

Security starts with the installation of the client software. There are two installations that are of importance. The View Agent that is installed on the View desktop template and the View Client that is installed on the client that connects to the View desktop.

View Client

The first step in securing the client is to install the View Client correctly. The View Client is available for a range of operating systems from Windows to Mac, iPad, and Android to mention the typically ones used. The first security settings can be set while installing the client. We will now run through the View Client for Windows Installer and discuss the installation options, using the following steps:

  1. Execute the Installer.

  2. Accept the licensing agreement.

  3. Choose the features you'd like to install and select the path where you'd install the client software, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Here there are three security choices to be made (we will discuss each in detail):

    • Enabling USB Redirection will...