Ericom AccessNow™ HTML5 RDP Client

HTML5 Browser-based 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 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
    • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
    • And any other device with an HTML5-capable browser
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    Server Platforms

    • Windows Server 2008 / 2008(R2) / 2012 / 2012(R2) / 2016 Terminal Services (physical or virtual). Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.
    • Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 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
    • Access Server for Windows supports Windows 10 SAC 1803
    • Fixed ANFileTransfer.exe UploadHandler so that it does not require UAC elevation when launching the configured application (CA0000049923)
    • Improvements to touch detection
    • Faster session termination
    • Stability improvements to Access Server
    • ESG Admin: jQuery components updated to latest version
    • Compatible with Windows semi-annual channel versions
    • Added True Lossless options when best quality is required
    • Updated JQuery components to 3.2.1 (26201)
    • Support for URL redirection by non-administrator users on Windows 2016 server
    • Universal printer – initial print job as fast as subsequent print jobs (25078)
    • On Windows 10 and 2016 systems, the log now shows the correct OS version (25128)
    • Improved AccessServer memory management for better stability (23810)
    • Improved AccessServer logging under high load (25339)
    • TB license usage in log fix (22357)
    • Added Multi-touch Gesture Redirection functionality
    • Added “Force Touchscreen” option to manually enable/disable touch features
    • Added “Force Virtual Keyboard” option to manually enable/disable the virtual keyboard feature
    • Resolved a display rendering issue on Safari with iOS
    • 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)
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    • 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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