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Get Advanced Endpoint Security on Any Device With Cardinal Protect Virtual Desktop

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Introducing Cardinal Protect Virtual Desktop, a new service that enables you to easily use a highly fortified virtual desktop from your existing computer or mobile device.

Cardinal Protect is an all-in-one managed secure desktop that includes modern endpoint management, enhanced threat detection, and automatic backups for optimal data protection. Cardinal Protect eliminates the need to use a separate Privileged Access Workstation (PAW) device — which University IT (UIT) plans to retire in August 2022 — to access privileged accounts and manage High Risk systems. 

In addition to the virtual environment, UIT also offers Cardinal Protect for macOS devices, and plans to expand the offering to Windows devices in April 2022.


Whether your department works with sensitive information or simply wants more protection, Cardinal Protect provides a higher level of endpoint security. Some of the security features include:

  • Modern endpoint management. Automated device management with modern endpoint management systems for more convenient software deployments. 
  • Advanced endpoint protection. Endpoint security platform delivered by Crowdstrike EDR to guard against breaches, data theft, and cyber-attacks. 
  • Automated backup. Automated backups with version control performed via CrashPlan to help fend off ransomware attacks that could make your data inaccessible.
  • Anytime, anywhere, any device access. The virtual desktop version allows you to access highly sensitive data from your Stanford-issued laptop/desktop or mobile device via web browser, Horizon client on macOS, Windows OS, iOS and Android.

To get started with Cardinal Protect VDI or learn more about the service, submit a request.

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