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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

VMware ThinApp
VMware ThinApp Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: VMware ThinApp is a virtualization application that isolates applications from underlying operating systems resulting in packaged applications, including virtualized resources such as environment variables, files, and Windows Registry keys. Additionally, VMware ThinApp can run from Universal Serial Bus (UBS) devices or network share without requiring administrator rights or changes to the underlying system. This technology does not extract files to disk, require system registry changes or the installation of device drivers to run applications.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.6
Decision Date: 06/30/2020
Aliases: Thinstall
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: VMware
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/30/2020).