Ericom announces FREE Presentation Virtualization Solution That Enhances Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 is the first comprehensive and commercially supported FREE application access solution to extend the value and increase the adoption of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
Closter, NJ (Feb. 27, 2007) - Ericom Software, a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization solutions and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announced a special version of its flagship product line - PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 – that provides enhancements to Microsoft’s newest Terminal Services release. These enhancements are available now for FREE and are distributed through a free download from Ericom’s website at www.ericom.com/ws08.
Windows Server 2008 provides significant enhancements to the Microsoft Terminal Services platform and further extends its functionality, including access to seamless applications and remoting applications. The launch of Windows Server 2008 will trigger a surge in Server Based Computing (SBC) adoption and expose the market to SBC’s benefits. For entry-level installations, small and medium businesses, Windows Server 2008 can be the first step in understanding what a comprehensive SBC solution offers organizations. As organizations begin to grasp the benefits of SBC, they will come to realize that Windows Server 2008, even with all its new capabilities, requires significant enhancements to become a true enterprise-wide application access solution.
The combined Ericom and Microsoft solution is designed to support organizations looking to deploy business critical applications and simplify deployment, management and the user experience of the new Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services platform.
The overall benefits of Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 are:
- Simplicity of setting up the environment and ease of use - Within hours of installing PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 (installation in 15 minutes!), the Windows Server 2008 environment will be configured with applications published to the users.
- Simple to configure and manage-The application publishing process is straightforward and allows, in one process, the ability to publish dozens of applications to users, or groups of users. Application availability will be dynamically updated for all connected users immediately after the administrator has made changes to the application rights for the users and/or groups.
- Improved end-user environment -Applications will be dynamically available to users from PowerTerm WebConnect’s Application Zone (a folder-like interface) on the desktop, from the Start Menu, from the Sys Tray and from PowerTerm WebConnect’s Application Portal (web interface).
- Enhanced Security - PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 is fully integrated with Active Directory and allows deployment through different interfaces based on the group to which the user belongs.
Additional features include centralized management, logging, auditing and more.
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 is available as a FREE download from Ericom’s site at: www.ericom.com/ws08 with support available as an option.
“Microsoft is pleased to be working with Ericom to expand the offerings for Windows Server 2008 customers,” said Manlio Vecchiet, Group Product Manager for Windows Server Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Our industry partners play an essential role in helping ensure that our customers have one of the best technology foundations available and PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 will help our joint customers to extend the capabilities of Terminal Services providing enhanced application publishing and management.”
"We believe that Windows Server 2008 will expose a vast new market to the benefits of Server-Based Computing," said Eran Heyman, Ericom Founder and CEO. "The security, performance and manageability of PowerTerm WebConnect offers the users of Windows Server 2008 an even better experience, giving the expanding SBC market a natural upgrade path for high value-add functionality. Our free offer is a statement of commitment to the Microsoft platform and we are confident that our combined solution will significantly increase market adoption."
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
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