Ericom Software Wins Pan-European Distribution Agreement with Centia
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Ericom Software Wins Pan-European Distribution Agreement with Centia


Centia Ltd has selected Ericom's PowerTerm® WebConnect product line replacing ProPalms' TSE product

Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK (July 11, 2007) Ericom® Software, a leading provider of Enterprise-wide Application Access solutions has announced that Centia Ltd has selected its Server-based Computing (SBC) solution - PowerTerm® WebConnect to distribute across Europe.

Centia are a focused SBC and Virtualisation distributor operating across Europe. The agreement involves Centia distributing the full suite of Ericom's solution portfolio and provides Ericom with a skilled and knowledgeable distribution partner in three key European countries - France, Germany and the Netherlands. The objective is for Ericom to form the cornerstone of Centia's European Server-Based Computing offering.

Bart Postema, Centia's country manager for The Netherlands, said "we are delighted to secure the Ericom distribution agreement. Ericom's PowerTerm suite of remote access products is proving to be a viable alternative to Citrix and we see a strong demand from our channel partners for an alternative. Centia has been involved in the SBC market for many years and we see this agreement as a big part of our future growth in Europe".

Ian Platt, Ericom Software (UK) Ltd. Managing Director, said, "Our solution has gained significant market momentum in the last 12 months from end users and channel partners alike. Having Centia choose our solution over a competitive solution endorses the view that Ericom is the true alternative to Citrix . This represents a great opportunity for resellers and system integrators across the UK and Europe. I am very excited to welcome Centia on board."

Ericom last year launched a new accredited business partner programme, which ensures resellers get the support and assistance they need to win new customers and generate sales. Centia will help Ericom expand this partner programme across Europe and drive more opportunities for the partners.

As THE Citrix alternative , PowerTerm WebConnect provides secure access to applications residing on Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops and legacy host systems. The solution enables organisations to address everyday IT challenges, such as reducing the cost of managing applications and desktops, business continuity, IT optimisation, and privacy of information.

PowerTerm WebConnect extends the capabilities and manageability of Terminal server based applications and provides improvements in performance and productivity for mobile and remote workers. PowerTerm WebConnect is the only solution to deliver enterprise-wide application access and is used widely across industries, such as education, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing and retail.

About PowerTerm® WebConnect
PowerTerm WebConnect, the alternative to Citrix delivers enhanced access and security functionality to applications running on Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, Legacy and other systems. This Server-based Computing (SBC) solution is designed for today's 24 by 7 organisation, where simple and secure anytime, anywhere remote and local on-demand access to business-critical applications is essential and is used within the Banking, Finance, Government, Manufacturing, NHS and Retail markets.

About Ericom Software
Ericom Software is a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications. More than a decade later, Ericom continues to focus on its core business, while enabling access to applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy and other systems; and helping organisations realise the benefits of their IT investments. With over 6 million installations in 45 countries, Ericom has offices in the United States and EMEA, and a network of distributors, strategic partners, and OEM partners in North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com

About Centia (www.centia.co.uk)
Centia is Europe's largest knowledge based distributor specializing in Access Infrastructure computing software, Thin Clients and Management Software. Centia focuses on a few, carefully selected, complimentary products and market areas, in order to maintain an unrivalled level of expertise in Europe, positioned as ' an intelligent supplier' for vendors and reseller partners.

'Powered by Knowledge' distribution includes strong product understanding, pre- and post project sales support logistics and distribution, education and consultancy, technical training, commercial awareness and the ability to pair new technology with strong business relationships. With nearly twenty year experience in the 'Access Solutions' field, Centia is in a strong position to offer the best sales, training, technical and marketing support for all thin client and access infrastructure environments.

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