Context-Aware Filters Facilitate Granular Policy Management
Policy management is very easy to perform with ProfileUnity which includes a comprehensive set of advanced context-aware filters that go beyond Microsoft’s Item Level Targeting. ProfileUnity provided well-documented reports and other features not available in Group Policies, which make it the preferred user profile and environment management tools for thousands of workspace users across virtual and physical Windows desktops.
While you can keep using Microsoft Group Policies (GPOs) and ProfileUnity together, you can also replace most GPOs with ProfileUnity policies which can provide granular control over users and the conditions by which they can access workspace resources. One clear benefit of ProfileUnity policies are much faster login times. Microsoft Group policies can be slow to execute on users’ desktops. It can sometimes take minutes for a user to login because of the time it takes to apply Group Policies or login scripts alone –and this does not even count actual profile load time. A main reason Group Policies is slow is because it tends to conduct a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) lookup for every single policy being applied to a user. This operation creates a lot of chatter on the network and takes a while to process.
ProfileUnity can execute polices based on Microsoft AD criteria but can also leverage more than 300 combinations of variables that are defined with ProfileUnity’s context-aware filters. ProfileUnity applies policies much faster than Microsoft Group Policies because it performs one master lookup when authenticating policies against Microsoft AD.
The granular control that ProfileUnity context-aware filters provides, also significantly enhances workspace security with precise policies that also are universally applied to all Windows desktops in the environment.