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The Perse School Earns High Marks for Enabling BYOD and Extending the Reach of Chromebooks to Windows Apps & Desktops, Using Ericom AccessNow


Ericom’s HTML5-based access technology empowers teachers and pupils with secure, clientless access to any application, from anywhere and any device, including iPads, Androids, PCs, Mac and Linux desktops, and Chromebooks

Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualisation solutions, announced today that The Perse School selected Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView for secure, browser-based access to Windows and Web applications, from anywhere and any device, including from Perse’s new Chromebook devices.

Fraser Robertson, Director of IT at The Perse School, explained: “We wanted to strengthen the security of our remote access system. We also sought to enable our teachers using personal iPads, Androids and other mobile devices, to both remotely connect to the school’s MIS system for academic and grade reporting from home and bring these devices into work.”

Mr. Robertson added: “On a separate matter, we wanted to use Google Chromebooks in the classroom but had concerns over pupils being limited to using only Web apps. After further research, we discovered that we could use either Ericom or Citrix technology to give users access to their full desktop, from a Chromebook. We soon realized that Ericom could solve both their Chromebook and remote access challenges, offering Perse more cost-effective software which required less hardware and was simple to deploy.”

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented “We are delighted that The Perse School is able to reap the benefits of PowerTerm WebConnect’s secure, centrally managed browser-based access capabilities. The Perse School has joined a growing list of schools that have chosen Ericom to implement remote access, Chromebook deployments and a BYOD initiative. They are discovering that PowerTerm WebConnect with HTML5-based browser access is a flexible solution that enables students and staff to access Windows applications and desktops, as well as Web apps from a wide range of devices. As a solution that is simple to deploy and manage, it also minimizes IT overhead.”

For more information, check out The Perse School case study. 

Ericom AccessNow benefits include:

  • Allows students, and teachers to access both Windows and Web-based resources easily on their Chromebook or personal choice of mobile or tablet device (iPad / iPhone, Android, and more), from anywhere
  • Increases IT security, while giving staff the flexibility to use their own devices at work
  • Improves teaching and learning by allowing pupils to access both web-based and remote Windows applications and desktops from Chromebooks
  • Provides the same look and feel on all supported device types to reduce training and help desk costs
  • Includes Ericom’s RDP compression and acceleration technology for improved performance and user productivity
  • Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway (no SSL VPN deployment needed)
  • Serves as a simple, affordable, clientless alternative to Citrix
  • Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs 

Learn more about Ericom’s clientless, browser-based access solutions by visiting http://www.ericom.com  

About Ericom
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization 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. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million installations. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit:http://www.ericom.com 

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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