Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) vendor Pano Logic has been in the market for the last several years with a ‘zero client’ hardware. The zero client provides a small footprint hardware device that is used to deliver a VDI experience.
Now Pano Logic is expanding their client footprint with the Pano Virtual Client (PVC) as part of the Pano System 6.0 release. As opposed to the zero client, which requires users to buy hardware, the PVC enables users to leverage existing PCs to have a VDI experience.
Dana Loof, Executive VP of Global Marketing for Pano Logic, told InternetNews.com that the PVC works over RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and is intended for use in a LAN environment.
Aly Orady, CTO and Founder of Pano Logic, explained that his company recommends that users install the PVC on top of a fresh Windows image. In contrast to Pano Logic’s zero client hardware, an older Windows PC may well have malware running on it. Even if a user is unable to re-image an older PC, and even if it is full of malware, Orady stressed that VDI network will not be at risk.
“A PC might be infected with a virus but it can’t spread a virus through the Pano Logic network,” Orady said. “Our protocol ships very low level screenshots across a network and there really is no way for a virus to piggy back on top of that.”