VMware Horizon FLEX remotely manages Workstation and Fusion desktops

Enable the BYOPC & Mac culture for contractors, road-warriors and employees delivering secure containerized desktops.

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Get users up and running in no time.

Find out why all of your users can rely on Horizon FLEX to access the corporate network wherever they are, without compromising security or corporate compliance.

What Horizon FLEX Does

Deliver containerized desktops to mobile workers

Deliver secure containerized desktops to contractors, road-warriors and field workers on PCs and Macs. Increase productivity with roles based management, granular policy control, and drill down reporting to rapidly deploy and entitle remote, offline workers to corporate Windows or Linux desktops.

Minimize the cost of deploying laptops

Reduce both the CapEx and OpEx costs associated with operating remote laptops with centrally controlled, local virtual machines. Run multiple Windows and Linux desktops on the same laptop simultaneously, enabling field-workers and engineers to enjoy flexibility and convenience.

Extend existing desktop solutions to modern hardware

Extend the life of legacy applications using cloud controlled local virtual desktops on modern hardware. Avoid expensive support contracts by packaging Windows XP applications as virtual containers, and execute them, unchanged, within trusted environments.

SPOTLIGHT 

Horizon FLEX delivers secure, containerized corporate desktops to support the mobile enterprise. 

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FEATURES

Policy Based

Deliver guest desktops to remote users with over 70 policy control points.

AD Integration

Assign desktops and policy to remote, disconnected users based on Active Directory credentials.

Data Controls

Control the flow of data between the host and guest desktop using encryption, clipboard, and file sharing policies.

USB Controls

Specify the type, or specific named external devices that the guest desktop can use.

License Control

Control the life span of a desktop, with remote lock and remote wipe and auto-expiry.

Legacy Applications

Deliver legacy applications and operating systems, securely on modern hardware.

TECH SPECS

Tested Host Operating Systems

VMware has verified the following host operating systems as compatible with the Horizon FLEX Clients:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11

Additional operating systems as supported by Fusion Pro and Workstation Player may be used but have not been tested at this time.

Tested Guest Operating Systems

VMware has verified the following guest operating systems as compatible with the Horizon FLEX Clients:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7 (all versions, including 32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (all versions)
  • Windows 10 (all versions)
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11

Additional operating systems as supported by Fusion Pro and Workstation Player may be used but have not been tested at this time.

COMPARE

Features
VMware Workstation Player
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Features Common Fusion / Workstation hypervisor
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Features Supports VMware hardware version 12
VMware Workstation Player
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Features Run virtual machines on a Mac
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Features Run virtual machines on Windows
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Features Central management capabilities
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Features Remote policy enforcement
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Features Desktop deployment & entitlement
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Features Remote virtual machine wipe
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Features Integration with Active Directory
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PRICING

 

Horizon FLEX is sold in packs of 10 and contains the following:

  • 1 license for the Horizon FLEX Policy Server        
  • 10 licenses for the Horizon FLEX Clients (Fusion Pro or Workstation Player)