Introduction to Amazon WorkSpaces
Since data is streamlined to your devices in an encrypted format and not stored locally, AWS Workspaces will help improve your security and reduce costs and complexity by eliminating the need for building out on-site infrastructure. In addition, this service is flexible where you can pay monthly or hourly depending on the needs of your organization. Overall, the costs are comparable to traditional desktops environments.
Amazon WorkSpaces Benefits
Using Amazon WorkSpaces is beneficial for both administrators and users. For admins, it helps to secure resources, lowering costs, delivering high-quality user experience, simplifying administration, and scaling it on demand. For the users, Amazon WorkSpaces supports getting instant access to apps and data, going between devices, and getting work done anywhere.
Amazon WorkSpaces Bundles
Amazon WorkSpaces vs. VDI or PC
Amazon WorkSpaces Security
1. Compliance – It is compliant and conforms to payment card industry data security standards.
2. Credentials- Users sign in using their own credentials, which they can create after a WorkSpaces has been provisioned to them.
3. Digital certificates – Digital certificates are a digital form of identity that is valid for a specific amount of time which is used as a credential which provides information about the identity of an entity as well as other supporting information.
4. Access – You can restrict access to WorkSpaces based on the client OS type and using digital certificates.
5. Multi-factor authentication- Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security during the authentication process. Users must validate their identity by providing something they know, such as a password as well as something they have such as a one-time password.
6. Encryption – There are 3 supported encryptions that provide data stored at rest, disk output to the volume, and snapshots created by the volume.
Amazon WorkSpaces help organizations’ needs such as graphic applications, have remote workers, students, or developers. Does this sound like something that your organization may benefit from using? Cloud Rush is here to help. We offer complimentary consultations that will help you better understand where your organization is and where AWS products, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, can provide value.