2.2. Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients

Similar to Sun Ray Clients, Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients provide a stateless connection to the desktop session running in the server infrastructure, which users can access with or without smart cards. However, Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients do not provide many of the built-in security capabilities that the Sun Ray Clients provide, such as IPsec tunneling, VPN, 802.1x authentication, and network connectivity. Instead, these capabilities are provided by the platform on which the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is running, so choosing a platform for an Oracle Virtual Desktop Client dictates the security capabilities available.

In fact, using the platform for the underlying client security can provide benefits beyond what the Sun Ray Client provides, such as expanded VPN capabilities. And, beyond security considerations, the platform can provide additional network connectivity options such as wireless or cellular.

Here are some additional security considerations for Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients: