During a VMWare Horizon Cloud project, the customer had the following wishes:
- The workspace needed to be fast
- The workspace needed to be secure
The trick is to balance the security measures so that performance still is adequate enough for customer needs, without compromising security requirements.
“Security is almost always at the expense of performance”
The customer wanted us to align with the CIS Level 1 benchmark for the Windows OS. At that current time, we already invested a lot of time and energy in getting deeper into the CIS baselines for all current OS’es. We wanted to see what kind of impact the CIS benchmark had on the performance. In order to make de impact visible, we did a performance test with Login VSI in the VDI-Like-a-Pro labs.Continue Reading