CIO Exec Series Virtual Roundtable Meeting Notes Summary 10/11/2012

  • Balancing Security Costs with user needs for ease of use.
  • Overlapping functionality of security vendors.
  • Locking down USBs and securing sensitive data at the core of the network. If the
    data is secured at the core.
  • DLP Vendors that focus on Network DLP like CodeGreen and vendors that are
    good with End Point DLP Device Lock for example. We discussed securing data
    at the source and understanding data types so that you can secure it with a DLP
    system. It was not necessary to block all data types with DLP but to make
    management aware of data types that may or may not be a security threat or a breach of
    highly sensitive information but are worth knowing about nonetheless. RedZone’s
    Data Security Analysis tool helps with this.
  • VDI Apps that are BAD – We discussed some Tricks with Microsoft App-V
    Streaming Application Virtualization, Citrix Xenapp/Desktop, Application
    streaming using Vmware thinapp to support streaming an application to a virtual
    desktop or to a physical desktop for that matter.
  • VDI Reasons Why to Move? Most everyone was looking to move in 2013 to a VDI or Hybrid VDI environment for three reasons: 1) convenience of employees moving around, 2) Remote work capability, 3)Increase the performance of applications.
  • VDI is not Cheaper. Everyone agreed VDI is not cheaper, but there are good benefits!
  • Citrix XenApp/Desktop vs Vmware View5. Familiarity and convenience were the
    primary factors governing decisions on platform.
  • Member Suggestions related to the following : Wireless Security and light weight
    NAC, approaches using: Still Secure and areohive and Sonicwall Integrated Clean
    Wireless Remote Site/Branch backup VPN
  • Access to Specialized help