Bexley Council, a local government organization selects Ericom to deliver secure application access to remote workers
Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK (July 19, 2007) - Ericom is pleased to announce it has been selected to supply its PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView product to Bexley Council, a local government authority within the London area employing almost 7,000 people and providing services to over 218,000 residents.
As the local champion for its residents, Bexley Council seeks to act as a leader and facilitator within the local community and provide essential local services such as education, environment, healthcare, housing, leisure, social services and transport.
Working in partnership with their provider of IT infrastructure and services Steria Limited, PowerTerm WebConnect was chosen following an in-depth evaluation process which compared several offerings, including Citrix. Ericom's solution was selected on the basis of it offered the best combination of functionality, flexibility and value for money – of primary importance within local government.
As part of the council's best value property management and Implementing Electronic Government (IEG) strategies, the council is introducing a series of measures such as 'hot-desking', workspace management and home working. When fully deployed, Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView will be used to deliver secure remote access for approximately 500 remote workers who need access to office applications and a mixture of web and Windows based Line of Business (LOB) applications, such as CF21 used by social services.
Employing a server based infrastructure, the PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView product delivers
- Centralised management of applications and user configuration
- Secure on-demand application access – supports SSL encryption
- Complete control over access rights – integrates with Directory services
- Improves information confidentiality – no data copied onto clients
- Reduces the support overhead – with built-in SupportView client
- Improves employee and IT productivity – with access where it's needed
- Ability to integrate with leading two-factor authentication product, such as RSA SecurID
Specific contract details and benefits achieved will follow at a later date.
Ericom® Software is a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30
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