AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client written purely in HTML5.
Runs wholly inside the browser
Does not install anything on the client device
Looks, works and performs like, and even better than, the regular (native) RDP client
What is Pure HTML?
Key Benefits of AccessNow by Ericom
Uses the same client for ALL platforms
Looks and works the same way on all platforms
Eliminates management of end-point devices – no installation, configuration, management, update, patching, etc...
Session / auto resize – upon resizing the browser window (or changing a tablet’s orientation) the session resizes to fit
Integrates Ericom RDP compression and acceleration technology delivering great remote access performance
Works with locked-down devices
Supports any HTML5 compatible browser on any platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad / iPad mini, iPhone , Android, Google RIM BlackBerry / Playbook and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, etc. Also Works with devices that only support web apps, such as Google Chromebooks
Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway; provides secure, encrypted access when connecting from outside the firewall http://www.ericom.com/SecureGateway. AccessNow also works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs
Integrates with Home grown portals and Enterprise portals
AccessNow by Ericom takes advantage of HTML5 Web browser technology to deliver immediate, high-performance RDP access to applications and desktops, from anywhere and on almost any end-user device.
Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
Can act as a high-performance gateway for websockets, enabling secure remote access to virtual desktops and terminal servers from outside the firewall
Ericom provides native SSL- secure data transfer, regardless of the computer operating system
API to control file transfer (upload and download)
Leverages the HTML5 canvas to display a remote PC desktop, taking full advantage of
WebSockets – a bi-directional, full-duplex communication mechanism introduced in the HTML5 specification.
and HTML5 technologies
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
Localized UI (User Interface) – UI locale automatically selected based on browser locale
UI is displayable in English, Japanese, Chinese and other languages
Supports multiple keyboard locales including Japanese and Korean
How Does AccessNow Work?
It's so simple! All you need is an HTML5 compatible web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox, and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support, or a Chromebook.
Open a web page
Enter the address of the Ericom Access Server that you've installed (the Terminal Server or VDI platform)
Enter your credentials
Press 'Connect' - The desktop (or application) appears directly inside the browser window
This diagram describes the components of AccessNow and their interaction (click to enlarge):
End-user navigates to the AccessNow URL to start the connection.
Client connects to Access Server using WebSockets – Access Server usually installed on RDP host itself.
Access Server translates WebSocket communication to/from RDP
Remote Windows desktop / application UI is displayed inside the browser window