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Server-Based Computing / VDI Podcast with Dan Shappir from Ericom Software – Episode 10


DABCC Radio is a podcasting show geared around Virtualization and Server-Based Computing News and Support interviews, editorials, and tips & tricks pertaining to technologies such as, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, SoftGrid, Performance Management, application deployment and much, much more.

In episode 10 we are very excited to have Dan Shappir , Vice President of Software Development at Ericom Software to discuss their Citrix alternative called PowerTerm WebConnect along with a good discussion on VDI (virtual device infrastructure).

Ericom’s Server-based Computing (SBC) Solution – PowerTerm® WebConnect – provides flexible and secure enterprise-wide access to business-critical applications. This comprehensive solution enables organizations to respond to a broad range of challenges – from user mobility & access to Windows Terminal Server, Virtual Desktops, legacy host systems, to remote desktop support, and more.

PowerTerm WebConnect connects to applications across the Enterprise – from Windows and Linux desktops, and thin clients.
Key Benefits include:

· Ericom’s centrally managed server-based computing solution is fast and simple to configure, intuitive and cost-effective – ideal for companies with remote branches and telecommuters.
· Support workforce mobility & flexible working arrangements – from home or on the road
· Increase enterprise security – Gain greater control over application access
· Expedite Application roll outs – Centralize application publishing and administration and save IT staff valuable time and travel costs
· Enhance user flexibility – Access data from Windows/ Linux desktops and thin clients
· Lower TCO – optimize productivity levels and reduce licensing costs
· Reduce IT complexity and desktop management costs – Eliminate costly client-based installations and technical support
· Enhance business agility – ensure business continuity during server interruptions

Key Features include:

· Centralized Administration and Management
· Universal Printing
· Enhanced Server Scalability and Stability
· Remote Desktop Support
· Enhanced Security
· Multi-platform Client Support, Including Windows Vista
· Load Balancing for Terminal Servers & Applications
· Automatic Deployments & Auto Refreshes
· Application Publishing & True Seamless Windows
· Integration with Active Directory
· Enterprise-wide Collaboration
· Enhanced Thin Client Computing Solution, Supporting CE, XPe and Linux clients
· Simplified PowerTerm WebConnect Server Management

About Dan Shappir
I’m Vice President of Software Development at Ericom Software, a leading provider of remote application access solutions and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner. In this role, I’m responsible for all aspects of product design, software development and maintenance of the Company’s product lines. I have over 16 years of experience in software development ranging from real-time multi-user games to missile trajectory analysis. I hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Tel-Aviv University, and a B.Sc. Computer Science from the Hebrew University. I’ve published several articles in industry magazines such as Doctor Dobb’s Journal and Windows Development Magazine. I’ve also presented in industry conferences.

Ericom Software Ericom Software provides simple, secure solutions for remote access, desktop virtualization (VDI) and web security, with a focus on application delivery, cloud enablement, and secure browsing. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users to securely access enterprise mission-critical applications running on abroad range of Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts, Linux 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, APAC, and Africa. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 8 million users.

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