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The Sixth Flag Extends Desktop-as-a-Service Offering To Google Chrome Devices

By - Source: The Sixth Flag

Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider The Sixth Flag (TSF) announced that the company's desktop.tsf product now runs on Google Chrome devices. TSF desktop.tsf allows Google Chromebox and Chromebook devices to function as thin clients using desktop.tsf's browser-based, HTML-rendered, Cloud-orchestrated DaaS.

"With the release of desktop.tsf for Chrome devices, organizations can deploy competitively priced thin clients for their desktop.tsf environment. desktop.tsf is a perfect platform for organizations that may not have IT staff on premises but want to simplify and streamline desktop deployment and support for remote users," said Pete Kofod, founder and CEO of The Sixth Flag. 

TSF desktop.tsf allows users to access corporate virtual desktops from anywhere in the world, requiring only a browser. A Windows desktop is rendered in a browser window as pure HTML. No application or client software installation is required, leading to a simpler, less costly implementation. The virtual desktop has been tested and is supported on current major browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. HTML 5, Canvas, and JavaScript support is required.

TSF enables centralized management, allowing a single admin to administer virtual desktops and settings for all users. Admins never need to handle user devices, because all settings are centrally managed in the cloud. Temp and contract workers granted access through TSF desktop.tsf use their own hardware, eliminating asset tracking and management issues. The special configuration for Google Chrome and other managed browser thin clients offers a low cost configuration that allows system administrators to manage user hardware.

TSF supports both TSF internal and SAML 2.0 authentication. Using a feature known as The Ephemeral Desktop, virtual desktops are destroyed after each session. All user data and settings are stored separately in an encrypted data store. This feature removes the threat of any malware or other persistent threats that could compromise the virtual desktop.

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