Ericom AccessNow™ HTML5 RDP Client

HTML5 In Browser RDP Access - Easy to use and simple setup!

AccessNow is an HTML5 remote desktop gateway that works from any device with an HTML5 compatible browser, including from Chromebooks and locked down devices

Ericom AccessNow is the market's first high performance HTML5 RDP Client, providing browser based access to Windows applications and desktops (virtual & physical), running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms, including Microsoft Hyper-V and other hypervisors. Now supports Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

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    Zero Client Software! No need to install: Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX or any other underlying technology on the end-user device

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    Access and control your desktop from anywhere! Use any HTML5 enabled Device, Smartphone / Tablet (e.g., iPad, iPhone, Android device), locked-down work station, or computer running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or Chrome OS

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    Extends the reach of VMware View, Citrix XenApp (some versions), Dell (Quest) vWorkspace, Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect, and Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop (RD) Connection Broker, to Chromebook and other HTML5-enabled devices and browsers

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    Ericom's web RDP solution is compatible with IPSec VPN and SSL VPN

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    Precise mouse navigation with built-in virtual Trackpad

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    Ericom's HTML5 RDP client integrates with leading enterprise and home grown portals

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    Enables mission-critical business continuity as employees can access their Windows applications and desktops via web browser - from any available end-point device, anywhere - without having to install any software or plugins

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    Ericom AccessNow includes the Ericom Secure Gateway, for secure access to the organizational network. Can be used with, or instead of, an SSL VPN

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    Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) ready

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    HTML5-capable browsers including, but not limited to:

    • Chrome 12 or higher
    • Safari 5 or higher
    • Firefox 6 or higher
    • IE10, IE 9 connecting through Ericom Secure Gateway
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Amazon Silk

    Note: Some SSL VPNs may prevent some browsers from connecting, even if they are listed in the section above.

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    Supports any device running one of the browsers listed above, including:

    • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
    • Windows RT (ARM)
    • Google Chrome OS (Chromebook and Chromebox)
    • Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, Novell SUSE, etc)
    • Mac OS (Intel)
    • Apple iOS (iPad / iPad mini / iPhone / iPod)
    • Google Android
    • RIM Playbook and Blackberry 7 or newer
    • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
    • And any other device with an HTML5-capable browser
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    Server Platforms

    • Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008(R2) / 2012 / 2012(R2) Terminal Services (physical or virtual). Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.
    • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as remote desktops (physical or virtual). Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.
    • Server must have CPU with SSE2 instruction set support
    • AccessNow URL redirection supports Windows 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016
    • Compatible with Samsung universal print driver for faster printing
    • SSO path is configurable (23812)
    • Improved AccessServer stability
    • New client keep-alive heartbeat
    • AccessServer includes stabilization fixes (CA0000034750)
    • Windows 2016 compatible
    • Updated AccessNow printing engine (resolved: CA0000027126)
    • Auto-detect and switch keyboard language (resolved: CA0000027367)
    • 'Settings' fields can be moved to the Login screen level
    • 'ShowAdvanced' may be hidden now (resolved: CA0000030150)
    • Smashed a bug related to service crash: (resolved CA0000031844, CA0000032064)
    • Resolved CA issues: CA0000030558, CA0000027262, CA0000031844, CA0000032645

    • Ericom Secure Gateway 7.6.1 updates:

    • End-user client IP address and address range security whitelist
    • Target server IP address and address range security whitelist
    • Relay (AccessServer) server IP address and address range security whitelist
    • Disable HTTP/HTTPS usage to force Websocket mode
    • Enhanced protection against CSRF and same-origin verification
    • New and improved AccessNow Start page
    • Click animation for touch-enabled devices
    • Smashed some bugs
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    • Cool touch friendly toolbar
    • Direct print mode for faster printing
    • Automatic reconnect upon recovery
    • NLA/TLS support
    • Graphical gestures help screen
    • Easy access keys: ESC, TAB, Windows key
    • NOTE: This is a maintenance release for the AccessToGo offering; no new features have been added to AccessNow
    • NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with Blaze version 2.x and AccessToGo version 2.x.
    • Resolves a known issue where the AccessNow keyboard button is not functional on iOS8 devices
    • New Features:
    • Smoother PDF scrolling. Improved scrolling of complex PDF documents in remote sessions
    • Higher Frames Per Second on videos. 50% improvement in frames per second on HD videos and animations
    • Numerous AccessNow keyboard improvements. Support for English (Australia) keyboard, Swedish/German keyboard fixes, Japanese keyboard fixes
    • Improvements for printing and file transfer. Support removing of fileUploadIcon / fileDownloadIcon

    • Fixed Issues:
    • Suppress double error message (34596)
    • Fix F1 key on IE
    • Zoom issue on MS Surface(34584)
    • Fix Korean/English toggle issue (34128)
    • Fix for Swedish keys (34069)
    • Android orientation change issue (34553)
    • Fix incorrect information on audiomode in config.js (34530)
    • NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with Blaze version 2.x and AccessToGo version 2.x.
    • SSL Improvements. Removed all references to OpenSSL and made general SSL fixes
    • New Licensing Mode. New Licensing Mode for supporting 1000+ AccessServers
    • Performance Enhancements. Reduced Audio bandwidth by over 75%
    • POST support. Support for http POST to AccessNow
    • SSL VPN settings. Better support for SSL VPN
    • Mac Support. Better support for Mac clients using key combinations
    • Parameter Encryption. Ability to pass multiple settings using a single, encoded parameter.
    • NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with AccessNow version 2.x.
    • Session resize. AccessNow session will automatically resize to fit the browser window after a windows resize or orientation change.
    • Major performance enhancements. Major performance enhancements over previous versions including improved video and audio support.
    • Access Server. The AccessNow Server is now called Access Server. It is a unified server serving AccessNow and Blaze clients.
    • 64 Bit & 32 Bit versions. Access Server is available in 64 Bit & 32 Bit versions to make best use of system resources.
    • Time zone Redirection. Default support for using client time zone within sessions. (Can be turned off based on configuration).
    • Windows SSL. Access Server now uses standard Windows SSL for improved stability and performance.
    • RDP redirection. AccessNow supports RDP redirection for environments making use of RDP farms.
    • UI Customizations. Hide Windows login/logoff screens when accessing published applications. Change background color during AccessNow login.
    • Customize Printer Name. Customize the printer name that appears within AccessNow.
    • Ignore URL parameters. Configure AccessNow to ignore URL parameters for tighter security.
    • Localization Support The AccessNow UI can now be displayed in languages other than English, including Japanese and Chinese. The default display language is set based on the default browser language. Japanese and Korean keyboard layouts are now also supported.
    • Audio Support for iOS6 and Android.
    • Touch Support for IE10 (Surface, Windows Phone 8 and Ultrabooks). Note that pinch to zoom and panning isn't supported.
    • AccessNow for VMware application mode You can now specify an application to launch on AccessNow for VMware View
    • Improved SLL support SSL is now implemented with WinSSL (instead of OpenSSL). You can now View/Change/Restore
    • SSL certificates via the AccessNow Configuration Tool.
    • Official support for Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10 (IE10)
    • Support for Safari and Chrome on iOS6, including new iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5
    • Support for Firefox 14 and higher on Android
    • Support for Silk browser on Amazon Kindle Fire HD
    • Support for connecting through Cisco SSL VPN
    • Support for folder uploads (currently only for Chrome)
    • API for File Transfer
    • New option to display only the connection name in tab title (nameOnly)
    • Support Command key for right-click on Mac
    • Access Server is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    • Supports Ericom Secure Gateway failover sequence
    • File Transfer for local and mapped drives
    • Enhanced support for tablets and smartphones
    • Support for right-click on Mac (Command+left+click)
    • Automatic language selection – the session's keyboard locale will be selected based on the browser's interface language
    • Japanese and Korean language input support for all devices (those physical keyboards or virtual keyboards)
    • Shorter default page URL (https://server-name:8080/)
    • Performance improvements
    • Printing: print files from the remote AccessNow session to the local printer
    • Print as PDF: save print output from the RDP session to the local device as PDF files
    • File Transfer: transfer files between local and remote sessions
    • URL Redirection (open URL's using local browser)
    • HTTPS mode (support for SSL VPN and proxies that do not support WebSockets)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 support without requiring Google Chrome Frame
    • Support for mobile devices – both smartphone and tablets, such as iPad, iPhone, RIM Playbook, etc.
    • Clipboard support – copy and paste between remote session and local applications.
    • Audio redirection support: play sound in the AccessNow session
    • Full support for Chromebook keyboard, including hot keys for extended features such as function keys.
    • Full support for Windows XP as remote (RDP) host.
    • Support for latest versions of Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Opera and Microsoft IE10 Beta.
    • Supports RSA SecurID for two-factor authentication (for VMware View).
    • New Access Server and licensing configuration utility.
    • Improved performance and reduced resource utilization.
    • Secure Gateway can function as an HTTP proxy for VMware View server and IIS.
    • Secure Gateway can be used as standalone web server for AccessNow.
    • Enhanced configurability of AN: hidden fields, remember password, etc.
    • AccessNow API – pass settings from other web applications or services into AccessNow (e.g., credentials for Single Sign-On)
    • Licensing improvements.
    • Support for Console sessions
    • AccessNow client logging for improved customer support.
    • Ericom Access Server:
    • Windows operating system; Windows 2003 and 2003 R2 – 32 bit and x64 | Windows 2008 – 32 bit and x64 | Windows 2008 R2, Windows XP (sp2 and up), Vista and Windows 7 – 32 bit and x64. | Windows 2012, Windows 8
    • Incoming RDP connections enabled on the OS.
    • 20 MB of free Hard-Disk space.
    • MMX and SSE2 capable CPU.
    • Firewalls are configured to allow traffic over the AccessNow port.

    • Ericom AccessNow Client (WebComponent):
    • HTML5 supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera. | Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Windows 2003 and 2003 R24 | Windows 2008 | Windows 2008 R2 |Windows 2012
    • Linux
    • Mac OSX
    • MMX and SSE2 capable CPU.
    • iOS and Android
    • When connecting using secure WebSockets or HTTPS, always install a proper certificate on the server-side (Ericom SecureGateway or Access Server).
    • When the AccessNow client is delivered using HTTPS, always connect using secure WebSockets or through the ESG.
    • AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client written purely in HTML5.
    • Runs wholly inside the browser
    • Does not install anything on the client device
    • Looks, works and performs like, and even better than, the regular (native) RDP client
    • This means that the AccessNow HTML5 client, which is implemented using only standard Web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript), does not require Flash, Java, ActiveX, Silverlight or any other special software installed on the end-user device.
    • Uses the same client for ALL platforms
    • Looks and works the same way on all platforms
    • Eliminates management of end-point devices – no installation, configuration, management, update, patching, etc...
    • Integrates Ericom RDP compression and acceleration technology delivering great remote access performance
    • Works with locked-down devices
    • Supports any HTML5 compatible browser on any platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad / iPad mini, iPhone , Android, Google RIM BlackBerry / Playbook and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, etc. Also Works with devices that only support web apps, such as Google Chromebooks
    • Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway; provides secure, encrypted access when connecting from outside the firewall AccessNow also works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs
    • Integrates with Home grown portals and Enterprise portals
    • Updated AccessNow login page with a new look & feel
    • AccessNow by Ericom takes advantage of HTML5 Web browser technology to deliver immediate, high-performance RDP access to applications and desktops, from anywhere and on almost any end-user device.
    • Automatic keyboard display, enabling keyboard access whenever needed, for an improved user experience
    • Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
    • Can act as a high-performance gateway for websockets, enabling secure remote access to virtual desktops and terminal servers from outside the firewall
    • Ericom provides native SSL- secure data transfer, regardless of the computer operating system
    • API to control file transfer (upload and download)
    • Leverages the HTML5 canvas to display a remote PC desktop, taking full advantage of WebSocket and HTML5 technologies
    • Is implemented using only standard web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript)
    • Compatible with SSL VPNs and web proxies that do not support WebSockets
    • URL redirection– clicking a web link in the remote session optionally opens it in a tab in the local browser
    • Remote / local printing – print from the remote host to the end-point device
    • Supports File Transfer between the remote host and the local end-user device
    • Finger gestures for touch devices makes it easy to page through presentations, quickly scroll through documents, and more
    • Supports multiple keyboard locales
    • It's so simple! All you need is an HTML5 compatible web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support, or a Chromebook
    • Open a web page
    • Enter the address of the Ericom AccessNow Server that you've installed (the Terminal Server or VDI platform)
    • Enter your credentials
    • Press 'Connect' - The desktop (or application) appears directly inside the browser window
    • This diagram describes the components of AccessNow and their interaction
    • End-user navigates to the AccessNow URL to start the connection.
    • Client connects to AccessNow Server using WebSockets – AccessNow Server usually installed on RDP host itself
    • AccessNow Server translates WebSocket communication to/from RDP
    • Remote Windows desktop / application UI is displayed inside the browser window
    • Optionally, client connects to AccessNow Server through Ericom Secure Gateway
    • RDP – Remote Desktop Protocol. A remote display protocol developed by Microsoft. RDP is a standard component of Microsoft Windows.
    • RDP Host – a Windows system that can be remotely accessed using Microsoft RDP.
    • HTML5 – a new update to the HTML specification. Extends HTML with new features and functionality for communication, display, etc.
    • WebSockets – a bi-directional, full-duplex communication mechanism introduced in the HTML5 specification.
    • SSL – Secure Sockets Layer is a cryptographic protocol that provides communications security over the Internet.
    • Chromebook - mobile device running Google Chrome OS. The devices comprise a distinct class of personal computer, falling between a pure cloud client and traditional laptop.

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“With an accelerated timeframe to reach our "1 to 1" computing model goals, we tested Ericom AccessNow and quickly discovered how easy it is to deploy and use. You simply log in and you have your Windows desktop. It just works.”

Tommy Carter, IT Systems Engineer, Richland School District Two

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