Controlled Application Deployment with Secure Global Desktop
By Fat Bloke on Sep 13, 2013
SGD is great for users because it allows them secure remote access from almost anywhere and any device.
So from my home Mac or PC, I can bring up a browser, login and run the apps that the sysadmin has published to me on my SGD Workspace:
This means I can get access to my business applications that are running in the data center. And when I have to dash off somewhere, I can continue from my iPad or my friends Windows laptop, rejoining the application session exactly where I left off.
But SGD is great for administrators too, because it delivers complete control over which applications can be accessed by which users. This power works both ways in terms of:
- Mass deployment of an application to a large group of users;
- Precision deployment of an application to a specific group of users.
Say I have created an application object in SGD which represents my E-Business Suite front-end and I now want to deploy this to all the guys in Sales. In my corporate directory I have a Sales group like this:
Then to assign my E-Business Suite object I use the SGD Administration Console to say that this app is assigned to the Sales Group:
Then next time my Sales team log in they get the E-Business Suite application in the workspace and they can launch it easily:
Now how long did that take?