Allianz Insurance Plc Selects Ericom Blaze to Improve Virtual Desktop (VDI) Performance and User Productivity
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Allianz Insurance Plc Selects Ericom Blaze to Improve Virtual Desktop (VDI) Performance and User Productivity


Closter, NJ, (January 26, 2011) - Ericom, a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualisation and RDP acceleration solutions, announced today that Allianz Insurance Plc, has chosen Ericom Blaze to improve the performance of their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) used by their UK employees and India- based outsourcing organisation. Ericom Blaze addresses the usability and deployment challenges presented by slow, remote desktop connections by delivering a superior local PC-like experience and fast remote desktop connections at speeds up to 10 times that of RDP — across WANs and congested LANs.

Allianz Insurance Plc is one of the largest general insurers within the UK and part of the global Allianz Group; The Allianz Group is one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide. With approximately 152,000 employees, the Allianz Group serves approximately 75 million customers in about 70 countries. In fiscal 2009 the Allianz Group achieved total revenues of over 97.4 billion euros. Allianz is also one of the world's largest asset managers, with third-party assets of 926 billion euros under management at year end 2009.

In July 2010, Allianz Insurance Plc won the general Insurer of the Year title at the prestigious British Insurance Awards, the third time the Company has won the award in the last six years. Employing nearly 6,000 people within the UK operations, Allianz is one of the most successful insurance organisations within the UK and can offer customers a wide range of insurance products to cover everything from musical instruments to the family pet.

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented “We are delighted that an organisation as prestigious as Allianz Insurance has chosen Ericom as their preferred solution for accelerating their Virtual Desktop (VDI) infrastructure. Ericom Blaze is an ideal solution to address performance issues when attempting to deliver applications within a shared service, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or offshore back-office operation.”

Organisations are turning to Virtual Desktops to improve desktop management, simplify application deliver and help to reduce costs. However, poor network performance due to latency and bandwidth restrictions impacts negatively both on the employee’s experience and productivity, which ultimately results in user frustration and potential project failure.
Ericom Blaze delivers:

  • A software only solution for accelerating RDP based network traffic across any network, LAN, WAN, Wireless, 3G, ADLS, GPRS
  • Integrates seamlessly into both Remote Desktop Services / Terminal Server and Virtual Desktop infrastructures
  • No minimum bandwidth requirement
  • Strengthens security with in-built SSL encryption
  • Ideal for PDF’s, graphic rich documents, PowerPoint, Flash based video etc. Supports, Windows, Linux, CE and other mobile platforms
You can learn more about Ericom’s secure remote access and virtual desktop solutions by visiting www.ericom.com


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 and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com

Ericom UK Contact
Ian Platt
ian.platt@ericom.com
+44 845 644 3597