HTML5 Access to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Using Ericom AccessNow
Ericom AccessNow™ for Citrix provides browser-based access to hosted Windows desktops and applications from Chromebooks, Windows PCs, Macs, iPad, Android and other end point devices, using HTML5 technology (Beta available now). Supports Citrix XenApp version 4.5 and higher - no upgrades required.
Closter, NJ, (May 22, 2012) - Ericom Software, a leading global provider of application access and virtualization solutions, today announced AccessNow for Citrix (beta) – a new member of Ericom’s HTML5 RDP client product family – enabling Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop to deliver Windows applications and desktops to any HTML5-compatible browser on any device, including Chromebooks, iPad / iPhone, Android, RIM Playbook / Blackberry as well as Windows PCs, Linux, and Mac, and any other OS that supports an HTML5 browser.
AccessNow for Citrix adds value to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, as Citrix Receiver for HTML5 only works on Chromebooks, and only when using Citrix XenApp version 6 and up. AccessNow for Citrix augments the robustness of Citrix with cross-platform HTML5 flexibility and end-user device ubiquity. Ericom AccessNow for Citrix supports published desktops and applications from Citrix XenApp servers and Citrix XenDesktop managed VMs, and is compatible with earlier versions of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop as far back as XenApp 4.5 (Presentation Server). This removes the immediate need to upgrade to Citrix XenApp version 6.
It is important to note that Citrix version 6 requires moving all the corporate 32-bit Windows applications, from Windows server 2003 and 2008 to Windows server 2008 R2 64-bit. This of course involves upgrading all Windows Servers to Windows 2008 R2. This can be a costly and time consuming task which requires extensive migration effort and resources. Instead, Ericom AccessNow for Citrix allows for an incremental and more easily controlled migration to newer Citrix servers and Windows server 2008 R2 as it supports Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, significantly lowering the cost and disruption to the organization.
Ericom AccessNow greatly simplifies user access to virtual desktops and applications. Running entirely within HTML5 Web browsers, AccessNow eliminates the need for IT staff to install, configure, manage or maintain any client software — plug-ins, separate products or updates — for an ever-growing variety of end-user devices. As a zero client solution, AccessNow is an ideal solution for organizations seeking to implement BYOD policies, support Business Continuity and protect the existing investments in their Citrix environments.
AccessNow for Citrix:
- Provides the same functionality on all supported platforms
- Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway (no SSL VPN deployment needed)
- Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs (in case the organization already deployed an SSL VPN), and does not require installing an SSL VPN client which mandates admin rights on the user device
- Does not require any user rights on the user device - works even from locked down devices
- Can be launched directly from organizational portals, even on mobile devices, providing maximum connectivity
"AccessNow for Citrix increases user productivity and benefits IT organizations and users alike," said Eran Heyman, Ericom founder and CEO. "Ericom’s strategy has always been aimed at implementing access the right way – from any end-point device, to applications running on almost any hosting platform. AccessNow for Citrix demonstrates this with simplicity, speed and ubiquity and enables users, organizations and IT staff to enjoy a full featured, scalable solution that unifies access to computing resources using the widest possible variety of end-user devices."
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To participate in the Beta program for Ericom AccessNow for Citrix, visit: http://CitrixBeta.EricomAccessNow.com
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualization and RDP Acceleration 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. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. 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
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