F5 Networks in pact with VMware for secure virtual desktop deployments

F5 Networks has joined hands with VMware for new collaborative efforts designed to provide secure access control for customers’ virtual desktop deployments.

VMware in a statement said F5 will offer new versions of its BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) solution to deliver secure access and optimized performance for VMware Horizon View.

In addition, F5 is introducing a dedicated iApp and reference architecture to significantly speed deployments and provide prescriptive guidance on how these new solutions support VMware technologies.

The combination of VMware EUC solutions with F5’s application service technologies will provide secure solutions to meet customer requirements to deliver workforce mobility while maintaining control and security, now and in the future.

F5 Networks in pact with VMware for secure virtual desktop deployments

VMware is providing access to APIs and remote access protocol extensions that will enable F5 to extend their current solutions to add even richer access control over Horizon View environments. With this enhanced integration, customers can exercise more granular control based on device, location, and other access variables, and are able to redirect users to different apps or clouds in a global deployment.

Customers can deploy joint solutions at a variety of price points with F5’s BIG-IP APM.

“VMware Horizon View and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager have been a natural fit in supporting our VDI infrastructure, maximizing application uptime and performance for our clinicians. The companies’ solutions and prescriptive guidance optimize and extend functionality, simplify deployments, and lower TCO,” said Sean Graham, network architect, Kettering Health Network.

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