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About VMware ACE

About VMware ACE

VMware ACE is an enterprise solution for IT desktop managers who want to rapidly provision standardized and secure PC environments throughout the extended enterprise. VMware ACE installs easily, improving the manageability, security and cost-effectiveness of any industry-standard PC.

VMware ACE enables IT desktop managers to apply enterprise IT policies to a virtual machine containing an operating system, enterprise applications and data to create an isolated PC environment known as an assured computing environment.

Through Virtual Rights Management technology, VMware ACE enables IT desktop managers to control assured computing environment lifecycles, secure enterprise information on PCs and ensure compliance with IT policies.

Unlike other products, VMware ACE is a hardware-independent solution that can be provisioned to any PC and works either connected or disconnected from the enterprise network.

VMware ACE is used across the enterprise to

  • Ensure safe access to enterprise resources from remote and guest PCs
  • Secure data on enterprise PCs
  • Standardize and secure PC environments
Ensure Safe Access to Enterprise Resources

Ensure Safe Access to Enterprise Resources

Reduce the threat from unmanaged and unsecured PCs used by telecommuters, partners and offshore workers to access enterprise resources. VMware ACE enables safe access to enterprise resources from assured computing environments — isolated PC environments that run on top of existing PCs. The assured computing environment contains an operating system, enterprise applications and preconfigured security settings.

Secure Data on Enterprise PCs

Secure Data on Enterprise PCs

Secure enterprise information in assured computing environments on any PC throughout the extended enterprise. With Virtual Rights Management, built-in copy protection controls and automatic encryption, VMware ACE helps prevent theft, tampering and unauthorized copying of applications, data, system settings and files.

Standardize and Secure PC Environments

Standardize and Secure PC Environments

Self-policing and hardware-independent, VMware ACE improves the manageability, security and cost-effectiveness of PCs. Avoid building and supporting hardware-specific images for PCs. Ensure compliance with IT policies while maintaining end user freedom.

Key Features of VMware ACE

Key Features of VMware ACE

Manageability

Manageability

  • Design once, deploy anywhere. Create standardized hardware-independent PC environments and deploy them to any PC throughout the extended enterprise.
  • Virtual Rights Management interface. Control VMware ACE lifecycle, security settings, network settings, system configuration and user interface capabilities.
Security

Security

  • Rules-based network access. Identify and quarantine unauthorized or out-of-date VMware ACE environments. Enable access to the network once the VMware ACE environment complies with IT policies.
  • Tamper-resistant computing environment. Protect the entire VMware ACE environment, including data and system configuration, with seamless encryption.
  • Copy protected computing environment. Prevent end users from copying enterprise information.
Usability

Usability

  • Customizable interface. Customize the behavior and look and feel for end users.
  • Flexible computing environment. End users can revert to a previous state within seconds and can work online or when disconnected from the enterprise network.
The VMware ACE Software

The VMware ACE Software

As an administrator, you install VMware ACE Manager and use it to create virtual machines and package them for distribution to your end users. It allows you to set policies to ensure that your end users have a computing environment that meets your organization's security requirements.

VMware ACE Manager creates packages that include VMware ACE, the application your end users use to run the virtual machine. VMware ACE is simple to use and automatically runs the virtual machine you have configured.

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