There are a variety of connection protocols for establishing connections to desktop virtual machines.

The VMware Horizon Agent has a very small footprint (90Kb) and supports the full Horizon Client capabilities: Blast Extreme, Blast with HTML Access, PCoIP, RDP, HTTPS, SSL, SSO, USB Redirection, printer support, and session management.

The Horizon Agent supports two desktop connection styles: Native Application (Blast Extreme and PCOIP protocols) and HTML Access (Blast with HTML Access protocol).