Introducing Isolated Workspace-as-a-Service: The New Way to Isolate Your Workspace

By Yuki Arbel. September 17, 2020

We’re  excited to introduce Isolated Workspace as-a-service, the new way to isolate your workspace that will change how users and organizations access corporate assets forever.

With our isolated workspace solution, you can now browse the web, install software, or use USB devices and other hardware with no problem. IT no longer needs to compromise on security to allow productivity. And on top of all that, organizations can allow corporate access from non-corporate devices to keep their workforce productive from anywhere.

What is Isolated Workspace-as-a-Service?

With Hysolate, users and organizations can isolate workspaces on endpoints. Hysolate makes it simple for enterprises to maintain essential security standards while simultaneously keeping users productive and happy, protecting company data and also protecting employee privacy.  

The Isolated Workspace as-a-service solution provides an isolated virtual environment, deployed locally, that can be spun up instantly on any Windows 10 operating system (OS), and managed at scale from the cloud. This provides organizations with a VM-grade isolation with easy installation and at minimal costs. Hysolate’s main benefits are: 

  • A lightweight product that is instantly provisioned on existing machines
  • Doesn’t require an additional OS image or license
  • Can be pre-configured with a set of apps, networking policies, and security features, that can all be centrally managed

All of this makes it a perfect fit for scenarios where we’d like to use a single machine for multiple purposes – something that we’re seeing more and more these days. 

Read on for just a few examples of how Hysolate solves connectivity and security issues for your unique use case.

Isolating Corporate Assets on Non-Managed Endpoints 

Organizations need to enable employees, third parties and contractors to use corporate applications and/or access corporate network assets from a machine that is not managed by the organization, safely. This is becoming more prominent these days, when organizations sometimes have to hire people remotely and don’t even have the option of providing them an organizational machine.

While this approach saves the organization the hassle of handling hardware and operating system management, it also imposes significant challenges such as:

  • Organization assets (including the network) accessed from a potentially infected device, as the organization has little control over the device’s security posture.
  • Installation of security software on user devices, if at all possible, can result in privacy issues.
  • IT support complexity resulting from the many different devices can be huge and is unpredictable.

Securing corporate access from an unmanaged endpoint with an isolated workspace

So How Can Companies Protect Their Assets on Non-Managed Endpoints?

Hysolate can be instantly deployed on corporate machines to provide employees with a workspace that is completely segregated from their corporate environment, where they can be free from limitations that are applicable in the corporate environment.

Benefits include: 

  • Users are much more productive with the ability to browse the web, install software, etc.
  • Browsing experience is great – even when using VPN to connect to the organization.
  • Security posture is not compromised, but rather it can be enhanced, with the ability to further harden the corporate environment.
  • And as an operational bonus, IT teams are relieved from the need to handle user support tickets for policy exceptions 

Allowing Developers to Work Freely on Their Corporate Device 

In many organizations, the security policy applied by IT imposes significant overhead on the productivity of employees in different groups, such as developers, researchers and road-warriors.

These days, when employees may spend longer hours working remotely with their organizational machines, this pain becomes relevant to even more people. 

Some of the pains we keep hearing from our customers are:

  • Employees cannot browse the web, install software, or use USB devices and other hardware.
  • When using VPN, all web traffic goes through the organizational network which impacts user experience and requires more network capacity to be added.
  • When IT makes compromises to allow productivity, this can result in security and compliance risk.

Protecting corporate endpoints with isolated workspaces for non-corporate activities

So How Can Companies Maintain Worker Productivity on Corporate Endpoints?

Hysolate can be instantly deployed on corporate machines to provide employees with a workspace that is completely segregated from their corporate environment, where they can be free from limitations that are otherwise applicable in the corporate environment.

Benefits include: 

  • Users are much more productive with the ability to browse the web, install software, etc.
  • The user experience is great – even when using VPN to browse.
  • Security posture is not compromised, but rather it’s actually enhanced, with the ability to further harden the corporate environment.
  • And as an operational bonus, IT teams are relieved from the need to handle user support tickets for policy exceptions 

Learn More about How to Use Hysolate Isolated Workspace-as-a-Service

The Hysolate Isolated Workspace as-a-service is available today, so download Hysolate and take it for a spin. We’ve written a full overview of Hysolate to help you get started, which can be found in our Hysolate documentation

We also release great new features on a weekly basis so be on the lookout for more features coming your way. 

About the Author

An industry veteran with 20 years of IT, networking and cloud experience, Yuki serves as Hysolate's VP of Product Management. Yuki started his career at P-Cube, a networking startup that was later acquired by Cisco. After his position as system architect at Cisco, Yuki became CEO of Comsleep, an energy saving startup. Most recently, Yuki served as Head of Product for Nokia’s NFV infrastructure, driving telecom networks towards virtualization.

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