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FAQs About Ericom AccessNow for Quest vWorkspace

What is AccessNow for Quest vWorkspace?

Ericom AccessNow for Quest vWorkspace is a portal and an HTML5 RDP client that enables the Quest vWorkspace connection broker to deliver Windows applications and desktops to any HTML5-enabled device supporting the WebSocket protocol. This includes Google Chromebooks, iPad / iPhone, Android, Mac, Linux, RIM Playbook and BlackBerry, locked-down Workstations, and any other OS that supports an HTML5 compatible browser for accessing virtual and session-based desktops and applications published through Quest vWorkspace. This gives users the flexibility and mobility to access Windows desktops and applications from anywhere, lowering user device support load and enabling BYOD adoption.

What is Pure HTML?

Ericom AccessNow for Quest vWorkspace runs wholly within HTML5-supported Web browsers and does not require installation of software or plug-ins on the access device, greatly simplifying deployment of virtual desktops and applications to users everywhere. In fact, it uses only standard web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).

How Ericom HTML5 Client for Quest vWorkspace works

It's very easy to use. All you need to do:

  • Open an HTML5 compatible Web browser, such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Firefox 1
  • Link to Ericom AccessNow for Quest vWorkspace portal
  • Login using your user name and password
  • Navigate to the desired folder
  • Click the application or desktop icon to open it within a new tab


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Key Benefits of the HTML5 Client for Quest vWorkspace

  • Integrated with SSL VPN (no SSL VPN client required)
  • Integrates with Homegrown portals and Enterprise portals
  • Enables HTML5-compliant browsers to access and deliver desktop and application experiences
  • Does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying technology
  • Optionally, the Ericom Secure Gateway enables users to connect to their desktops and applications from anywhere, without requiring a VPN connection
  • Supports next-generation HTML5-compliant Browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari and others 1)
  • Runs on Chromebooks, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones
  • Looks and works the same way on all supported device types, thus reducing training and help desk overhead

Technical Features

  • Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
  • Can act as a Gateway, providing Internet desktop access to computers on an organization's LAN by publishing only one IP address
  • Ericom provides native SSL- secure data transfer, regardless of the computer operating system
  • Leverages the HTML5 canvas to display a remote PC desktop, taking full advantage of WebSocket, AJAX, JSON and HTML5 technologies
  • Deployable to locked-down end-points, for which the user does not have administrative privileges
  • The Web client uses WebSocket to connect over SSL to the Ericom server, and displays the remote PC desktop, enabling full remote mouse and keyboard control
  • Compatible with SSL VPNs and web proxies that do not support WebSockets
  • URL redirection- clicking a web link in the remote session optionally opens it in a tab in the local browser
  • Remote / local printing - print from the remote host to the end-point device
  • Supports File Transfer between the remote host and the local end-user device
  • Finger gestures for touch devices makes it easy to page through presentations, quickly scroll through documents, and more
  • Supports multiple keyboard locales

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1 Version 1.0 is optimized for Chromebooks and Chrome browser and has known issues for other browsers which will be fixed in the following version.