Desktop-as-a Service (DaaS): Enabling Remote Work Without Compromising Security

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are attractive targets for cybercriminals because they often lack robust security practices and can be an entry point to larger enterprises with valuable data and deep pockets. How widespread is the problem? A recent report revealed that 73% of SMBs were victims of a cyberattack, data breach, or both in 2023 — up from 43% in 2022. What’s more, the direct and indirect costs of a data breach are significant; according to an IBM study, the average cost is approximately $150,000 for SMBs.

The frequency and impact of cyberattacks and data breaches are making some SMBs think twice about adopting remote or hybrid work models — even though many employees prefer them. One study found that 79% of SMBs are worried about their remote devices or remote employees being breached. This hesitation is not completely without warrant given that remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic drove a 238% increase in cyberattacks.

Does this mean SMBs should discourage remote and hybrid work due to security risks? Absolutely not. Infinitely Virtual (IV) Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a cloud hosting service that delivers virtual desktops to end-users via the Internet on any device including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With IV DaaS, your data is stored in IV’s enterprise-ready cloud environment, so you don’t have to worry about the risk of compromise due to malware or lost devices.

IV has implemented best-in-class security solutions — from firewalls and data encryption to SIEM, DoS/DDoS protection, and IDPS — at every level of our cloud infrastructure. Targeted security solutions, such as multi-factor authentication, email security, and managed detection and response, can be added to meet your specific requirements. IV also performs application-consistent, read-only backups on a rigorous schedule to ensure complete data restoration in the unlikely event of an outage.

IV’s DaaS solution also alleviates compliance concerns associated with your cloud environment. With customers spanning a wide range of industries — Healthcare, Legal, Retail, Construction, Software and more — IV is commitment to understanding the latest compliance requirements in the markets we serve. We update our cloud IT infrastructure to stay compliant with industry standards and government regulations, including those related to security and data protection, so you can stay focused on driving your business forward.

If you’re looking to adopt remote or hybrid work models without putting data security at risk, IV DaaS may be the answer. Contact us at 866-257-8455 or visit for more information.

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