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The Keys to Securing Your Thin Clients

6 Mar, 2023

What are Thin Clients?

Thin clients are lightweight computers that are designed to be used in a networked environment. They are typically used in environments where a large number of users need access to the same computing resources, such as in a corporate office, educational institution, or contact centre. Instead of running their own applications and operating systems, thin clients rely on remote servers to provide computing power and storage.

What are the Benefits of Thin Clients?

Cost-Effective and Low-Maintenance

One of the main advantages of thin clients is their cost-effectiveness. Because they are not required to run their own operating systems or applications, they are much cheaper than traditional PCs. They also consume less energy, which makes them more environmentally friendly.

Additionally, thin clients are easier to manage and maintain, as they require only minimal updates and maintenance.

How do You Secure Thin Clients?

Protect against external network threats

Thin clients have some unique security challenges. Because they rely on remote servers for computing power and storage, they are potentially more vulnerable to network-based attacks. If the thin client that a server is connected to is compromised, the data and applications that are accessed by the thin client are also at risk.

To address these security challenges, organizations that use thin clients need to implement and enforce effective endpoint security measures. This can include a variety of different measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and antivirus software. Additionally, organizations should ensure that their network infrastructure is secure, and that all servers and thin clients are properly configured and maintained.

Enforce MFA & strong passwords

One of the key components of effective endpoint security for thin clients is the use of strong passwords and authentication mechanisms. This can include two-factor authentication, which requires users to enter a unique code that is sent to their phone or email address in addition to their password. This makes it much harder for attackers to gain access to thin client systems.

Regular updates & patches

Another important aspect of endpoint security for thin clients is regular updates and patches. This can help prevent attackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in the software, and can also help prevent the spread of malware and other security threats.

ThinScale’s secure Thin Client Solution

Thin clients offer many advantages over traditional PCs, including lower costs and improved manageability. However, organizations that use thin clients need to implement effective endpoint security measures to protect against network-based attacks and other security threats. This can include strong passwords and authentication mechanisms, regular updates and patches, and robust network infrastructure. ThinKiosk is ThinScale’s thin client conversion software. It allows you to turn an existing stock of devices (even those that are a few years old) into cost-effective, low maintenance devices optimized for performance. And all of this with enterprise-level endpoint security at the forefront. ThinKiosk is perfectly suited to remote & hybrid workforces, as well as traditional on-site deployments.

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Secure Remote Worker

Turns personal Windows devices into a software-defined thin client for secure remote access and BYOD.

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Converts existing Windows devices into secure, centrally managed thin clients. 

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Optimizes the use of desktop infrastructure resources to maximize device performance across your estate. 

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