First-Ever Enterprise-grade Managed Access Solution Serving 100,000 Concurrent Sessions per Server
Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced the release of Ericom Connect, its new flagship product offering, marking a major leap in the evolution of access technology.
Supporting up to 100,000 concurrent users per Connect Access Management Server, Ericom Connect provides unprecedented secure, centrally managed access to Windows applications and desktops, from any device, anywhere. Organizations can easily expand – steadily and predictably, lowering IT overhead, as well as carry out unique and powerful log analysis, alerting and reporting.
“Ericom Connect represents a quantum leap in virtualization technology, multiplying by ten-fold the management capacity of both Citrix and VMware,” said Joshua Behar, Ericom President and CEO. “The new connection broker and management platform can easily scale to support hundreds of thousands of endpoints without compromising performance or the user experience.” Behar added, “This is the revolution the IT management of large enterprises has long been waiting for, which also turns IT from a cost center into an operational data goldmine.”
Leveraging Ericom’s more than two decades of expertise in the access market, Ericom Connect is a uniquely powerful enterprise access-management platform. Providing innovative technologies that solve more pains and business needs, Connect’s highly configurable and flexible hyper-scalable access solution also enables system integrators to cater for increasingly complex and larger deployment projects, futureproofing their customer relationships with a solution that grows with the business.
Robert Young, Research Manager, Cloud & Virtualization System Software, IDC, explained, “The rapid proliferation of cloud, mobile, and BYOD technologies is increasingly driving new levels of access management requirements in the enterprise. These technology trends present IT organizations with a unique set of infrastructure management and operational challenges, resulting in a heightened need for access management and control, simplicity, and scalability.”
Young added, "The advanced monitoring, management, and reporting capabilities found in products like Ericom Connect provide IT organizations with the visibility and control needed to ensure optimal performance and scalability of datacenter resources supporting client virtualization instances. As a result, IT staff can more efficiently deliver and provide access to virtualized desktops and applications, thereby improving business agility while simultaneously streamlining IT overhead.”
Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. commented, “With more directives and initiatives being piled on daily, corporate IT’s greatest challenges center around securing users, application and data. In addition to supporting a growing mobile workforce, complexity is further compounded by commonly used delivery models that are impeding success at scale. Ericom provides the visibility into user activity, a variety of application access options, and core architecture for businesses to deliver applications and desktops at the scale required to keep pace with today’s business priorities.”
Additional benefits of Ericom Connect include:
Advanced Grid Architecture
The highly available, super-scalable and robust architecture can support thousands of hosting servers and hundreds of thousands of user sessions, while also enabling the universal sharing of all business logic, state information, and health status across the grid.
One easy-to-use, drag and drop Web-based interface simplifies the management and monitoring of all components as well as eliminating the need for any plug-ins or installers.
Organized Group Management
Streamlines the categorization of servers, workstations and users with similar roles.
Improves IT infrastructure management efficiency. Offering dozens of built-in reports, Connect provides a holistic view of utilized system resources, users and session activity. Makes it easier to track and optimize application and desktop usage, monitor user productivity, measure system workload and health, and troubleshoot issues related to connectivity errors.
Flexible End-User Access
Ericom Connect’s browser-based access provides simple, clientless access from Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks and various thin-client devices, lowering IT and helpdesk overhead. Features 3 login options for user to sign in and launch published resources:
• AccessPortal – HTML5 browser-based access
• AccessPad – a native client that displays applications or desktops using server-side configuration settings
• AccessToGo – a native mobile application for iOS, Android and BlackBerry operating systems
Powerful Launch Analysis
Providing IT administrators with a detailed simulation of a user’s login experience improves issue detection, troubleshooting, and reduces end-user disruptions – ideal for use on smartphones and tablets, where remote screen sharing is not possible.
Ericom Connect is available today in two flavors: Enterprise Edition and Professional Edition.
For more information on Ericom Connect, visit: http://www.ericom.com/connect.asp
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualization and RDP Acceleration 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. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit our website.