Accessing the Public Internet from an Isolated Workstation

Users inside highly secured enterprises, such as TPN certified environments or those compliant with MPAA or CDSA best practices, may require the public internet for access to media assets or other information. Cloud Access Software enables isolated remote workstations, such as those attached to content networks, to access the public internet via back-to-back PCoIP connections as outlined in the image below.

Internet access from isolated workstation

Referring to the diagram above, the secured remote workstation is deployed with both PCoIP Agent software and PCoIP Client software. While the PCoIP Agent software serves encrypted pixels to the user at the PCoIP Client, a second PCoIP Agent deployed on a generic virtual desktop outside the high security domain serves the remote workstation with the internet browser image of the virtual desktop, also in the form of encrypted pixels. Such an architecture which is supported on both Linux and Windows remote workstations, ensures that the airgap perimeter of the high security domain is only traversed with encrypted pixels which adheres to compliance practices.