Ericom AccessNow™ for Microsoft Remote

Desktop Connection Broker (RDCB)

Add simplicity, speed and cross–platform HTML5 flexibility to RDCB–brokered environments

With Ericom, you can extend the reach of your investment in Microsoft's connection broker while taking advantage of the latest cutting edge HTML5 technology. Deliver 100% browser-based access to Windows desktops and applications published using the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RDCB), from any device, anywhere — NO software installation or plug-ins are required on the end-user device!

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    Flexibility & mobility – Compatible with all HTML5-enabled user devices: Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad / iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Chromebooks / Chromeboxes - even locked down workstations

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    Web based RDP works natively with any HTML5-enabled browser

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    Supports BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiatives

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    Integrates with your Microsoft RDS environment without having to replace or reconfigure anything

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    Ads single sign-on between the user portal and the remote applications and / or desktop

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    Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs

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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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    • Ericom AccessNow™ for RDCB enables Windows Servers running RDCB to deliver on-demand access to Windows applications and desktops, from any HTML5-enabled device supporting the WebSocket protocol. This includes Windows PCs, Linux and Mac devices, iPad / iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Chromebooks / Chromeboxes and locked down devices. The combination of Ericom AccessNow and Windows Server Remote Desktop Services increases deployment flexibility while improving remote worker efficiency.
    • Supports desktops and applications published from Microsoft Windows Server
    • Integrates with your Microsoft RDS environment without having to replace or reconfigure anything
    • Enables mission-critical business continuity by allowing employees to access their applications and desktops from any available endpoint device, without having to install any software or plugins
    • Does not require any software, plugins or admin rights on the user device - works even from locked down devices
    • Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway (no SSL VPN deployment needed)
    • Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs (for organizations that already deployed an SSL VPN), without requiring an SSL VPN client on the user device
    • It's so simple!
      1. Open any standard Web browser, such as IE/Edge, Chrome, Safari or Firefox
      2. Navigate to the organization's Ericom AccessNow URL and log in with your user name and password
      3. Click the desired application or desktop icon to open it within a new tab
    • That's it!

    • Behind the scenes:
    • The client connects to the Ericom AccessNow Server using WebSockets – usually installed on the RDP host itself.
    • The AccessNow Server translates WebSocket communication to/from RDP
    • The remote Windows desktop / application UI is displayed inside the browser window
    • Click to view a diagram

    • Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
    • Can act as a Gateway, providing Internet desktop access to computers on an organization's LAN by publishing only one IP address
    • Ericom provides native SSL secure data transfer, regardless of the computer operating system
    • Leverages the HTML5 canvas to display a remote PC desktop, taking full advantage of WebSocket, AJAX, JSON and HTML5 technologies
    • Deployable to locked-down endpoints, for which the user does not have administrative privileges
    • 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 endpoint device
    • Supports file transfers between the remote host and the local end-user device
    • Support for multi-touch gestures on touch-screen devices makes it easy to page through presentations, quickly scroll through documents, and more
    • Localized UI – User Interface locale is automatically selected based on browser locale
    • Supports multiple keyboard layouts
    • Ericom AccessNow uses the browser’s built-in TLS / SSL encryption capabilities to ensure privacy and security
    • Ericom AccessNow is compatible with leading SSL VPNs such as Juniper and Cisco
    • Ericom also provides a free Secure Gateway that provides authenticated and secure, single-port entry into internal corporate resources

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“Ericom AccessNow for RDCB makes it really easy to set up and provide HTML5 browser based access to your end users... I’m impressed by the ease of install and the smooth way of incorporating it with an existing RDS deployment.”

Freek Berson, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on RDS

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