Ericom and Leostream Partner to Deliver High-Performance VDI for Superior End User Experience
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Ericom and Leostream Partner to Deliver High-Performance VDI for Superior End User Experience


Integration of Ericom® Blaze Technology with Leostream's Vendor-Independent Connection Broker Overcomes RDP Performance Issues, Accelerates Delivery of Computing Resources and Maximizes ROI

Closter, N.J. and Waltham, Mass (November 17, 2009) - Ericom® Software, a global leader in application access and virtualization solutions, and Leostream(TM) Corporation, a leading developer of virtual hosted desktop software, today announced a partnership that will fully support and integrate the Ericom Blaze accelerated RDP display protocol into the Leostream Connection Broker. The combined solution provides enterprises with the speed and performance of Ericom Blaze, and the flexibility and scalability of the Leostream Connection Broker for a truly enterprise-class, high-performance virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

 Ericom Blaze accelerates and compresses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) into a fast, responsive and extremely efficient protocol that dramatically reduces bandwidth consumption and optimizes network traffic across the WAN/LAN, resulting in up to 10 times faster connections and a superior end-user experience. Ericom Blaze's productivity enhancing improvements enable Leostream users to overcome performance issues of RDP, including sluggish response times, slow screen updates and unresponsive displays. The partnership between Ericom and Leostream enables IT to deploy VDI, terminal services and thin client computing, with confidence, knowing that their users will have a high-quality experience.

The Leostream Connection Broker is a virtual appliance and centralized management layer that easily integrates heterogeneous data center systems into VDI and then assigns and manages end user resources. In conjunction with Ericom's Blaze, IT administrators can use the Connection Broker Web interface to dramatically accelerate the delivery of computing resources to remote and mobile end users. Together, the Leostream Connection Broker and Ericom Blaze technology can also accelerate heterogeneous VDI environment resources, including physical and virtual desktops, blades, applications and terminal server sessions, enabling enterprises to maximize ROI on technology investments while reaping the operational and financial benefits of a VDI.

The Leostream Connection Broker integrates other systems required by the VDI into one, centralized connection management layer. These include authentication servers (including Active Directory, eDirectory, OpenLDAP), external SSL VPNs, multifactor authentication, load balancers and others. The Connection Broker also provides advanced policies, including location-based policies and global user redirection, enabling enterprises to implement business rules precisely, while offering an excellent end user experience.

"This solution significantly enhances the performance of RDP, enabling IT managers to fully satisfy end user demands and proceed confidently with VDI efforts," said Kate de Bethune, marketing director for Leostream. "Leostream constantly partners with innovative software providers like Ericom to ensure our Connection Broker supports the widest range of protocols, resulting in enhanced solutions that maximize resources and deliver the workstation performance end users need."

"Ericom is pleased that Leostream chose to adopt our Ericom Blaze RDP acceleration technology," said Ilan Paretsky, vice president of marketing at Ericom. "By using Ericom Blaze, Leostream's vendor-independent connection broker is now able to include fast and responsive RDP compression and acceleration for the delivery of a superior end user experience for VDI."


About Ericom
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization 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 thousand strong, with over 8 million users. For more information about Ericom Blaze, please visit www.ericom.com/Ericom_Blaze

About Leostream Corporation
Leostream provides the critical connection broker technology required for enterprises to achieve successful large-scale desktop virtualization implementations. The Leostream Connection Broker is the industry's most widely deployed vendor-independent connection broker, enabling enterprises to integrate the complex array of clients, back-end systems and protocols required for successful virtualized desktop deployments. Hundreds of enterprises in financial services, healthcare, government and other sectors rely on the Leostream Connection Broker to "make desktop virtualization work" and deliver the best end user experience. Leostream is based in Waltham, Mass.


Ericom US Contact
Ilan Paretsky
ilan.paretsky@ericom.com
201-767-2210 x9718


Leostream
Kate deBethune
kdebethune@leostream.com
781-890-2019 x705

Marty Querzoli
PR For Leostream
Davies Murphy Group
mquerzoli@daviesmurphy.com
781-418-2433