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triCerat Launches Industry’s First Integrated Management Suite for Server-based Computing Environments

triCerat Launches Industry’s First Integrated Management Suite for Server-based Computing Environments

triCerat Launches Industry’s First Integrated Management Suite for Server-based Computing Environments

Simplify Suite 4.0 Incorporates Day Zero(tm) Framework for Boosting Terminal Server Performance, Reliability and Security

COLUMBIA, MD. – April 11, 2005 – triCerat, a leader in enterprise software purpose-built to simplify and enhance the operation of Microsoft(r) Terminal Server, today launched Simplify Suite(tm) 4.0. The industry’s first fully integrated and channel-ready suite of management tools for optimizing server-based computing environments including Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix(r) MetaFrame(r). Simplify Suite combines four management applications into a single, intuitive console for streamlining, automating and optimizing the most challenging aspects of Terminal Server configuration: profiles, resource management, printing and user environments.  triCerat unveiled the Simplify Suite and its Day Zero(tm) technology vision at the inaugural BriForum, a technical conference for the server-based and thin client communities underway April 11-12 in Silver Spring, MD (www.briforum.com<http://www.briforum.com/> ).

“With the release of Simplify Suite 4, triCerat offers organizations using Terminal Server (TS) a set of applications that help administrators with common TS issues,” said Bill Heldman, analyst, Enterprise Management Associates. “The product addresses the need for TS management solutions, potentially helping to reduce costs, streamline administrative effort, and enhance quality of service-all in keeping
with ITIL Service and Support Management.”

Founded in 1997 and best known until now for ScrewDrivers(tm), the industry’s first self-configuring printing system, which eliminates the need for print driver management, triCerat has built its business resolving the inherent limitations of Windows Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame environments.  Now, the company is
extending its expertise based on customer feedback and its extensive knowledge of what Windows and Citrix administrators need to do their jobs more effectively. 

triCerat has more than 3,000 customers globally including Sprint, Boeing, and Georgia Pacific that count on triCerat’s Day Zero technology to prevent common Terminal Server problems before they cause IT downtime.  The company also boasts a reseller channel with over 250 VARs, system integrators and consultants worldwide, which will be key for triCerat’s aggressive growth strategy.

“At Grange Insurance, we’ve found that triCerat’s current products, notably Simplify Printing and Simplify Lockdown, greatly reduce the time and effort required for supporting our Citrix farm,” said Bill Conklin, senior lead microcomputer analyst, Grange Insurance. “By integrating all of their core technologies into a single management console, the new Simplify Suite v4 will further reduce the complexity of
managing Terminal Server environments like ours, saving more time and money, while also making it easier to deliver the quality services our users demand.”

Simplify Suite 4.0 Gives Control Back to System Administrators

Simplify Suite is the most powerful and comprehensive package of integrated server management applications available for reducing the cost and complexity of administering and supporting Terminal Server-based infrastructure.  The suite is made up of the following integrated products, centrally managed through the Simplify management console:

  • Simplify Printing(tm) – Simplify Printing incorporates triCerat’s fourth-generation triMeta(tm) driverless printing technology, which enables full-function printing on any printer, from any application. Simplify Printing also provides an advanced driver-management service that works in-conjunction with or independent of triMeta, streamlining print configuration for environments that require drivers.

  • Simplify Lockdown(tm) – Simplify Lockdown dramatically improves system reliability and security by creating a “locked down” user environment that prevents people from running unauthorized applications, tools and scripts. It incorporates triShell, a hardened user environment that replaces Windows Explorer and features an innovative granting technology that overcomes the complexity and liability of policy based configuration and scripting.

  • Simplify Profiles(tm) – Simplify Profiles provides personalized user environments without roaming profiles, boosting user satisfaction and server reliability. It also creates single-point of control for registry administration, ensuring reliability and consistency of registry keys across the server farm. In addition, Simplify Profiles also gives administrators the tools they need to truly control the server environment at the user, group or terminal level – from the drives users see to the default printer they use.

  • Simplify Resources(tm) – Simplify Resources overcomes application performance problems by taking control of the way Windows allocates and manages CPU and memory resources – automatically.  It dramatically improves the user experience and increases the number of sessions that can be effectively supported across farms.  Simplify Resources also provides real-time system monitoring and reporting capabilities in the WMI format, tracking performance across an entire farm, per server, session and application.

“At triCerat, we have a deep understanding of the limitations of server-based environments – whether with an operating system add-on like Citrix MetaFrame or Microsoft Terminal Server alone.  Simplify Suite is the result of that understanding and experience – a management framework that makes the system administrator’s life easier and server-based environments perform so that they truly meet our customers’ requirements for performance, reliability and security,” said John Byrne, president and CEO of triCerat.  “Simplify Suite is a one download, one executable,
one license per-server solution that requires minimal configuration for optimal performance, at a price point that makes sense for organizations of all sizes.”

Pricing and Availability

Simplify Suite is available immediately at a suggested retail price of $2,999 per server (US), including a one year maintenance contract that provides automatic, priority access to the latest product upgrades and enhancements.  More information is available by contacting (410) 715-4226.

About triCerat

Founded in 1997, triCerat provides Day Zero(tm) protection through patent-pending software that simplifies server-based computing. The company’s flagship product is Simplify Suite, an integrated set of server management applications that boost the manageability, reliability, performance, and security of Microsoft Windows Terminal
Server. Simplify Suite gives Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server administrators a proactive mechanism for resolving common functional shortcomings inherent in Windows terminal services and ensuring total quality of service.  Over 3,000 customers worldwide trust triCerat Simply Suite to significantly increase operational effectiveness by reducing support and hardware costs and increasing productivity.  triCerat is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland with
overseas operations based in Danderyd, Sweden.  More information is available at www.tricerat.com <http://www.tricerat.com/>.

(c) 2005 triCerat, Inc. All rights reserved. Simplify Suite ™, Simplify Printing(tm), Simplify Lockdown(tm), Simplify Profiles(tm), ScrewDrivers(tm), Day Zero ™, triCerat(r), and the triCerat logo are trademarks and registered trademarks of triCerat, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ScrewDrivers, Simplify Lockdown, Simplify Resources and Simplify Printing are patent pending, all rights reserved.

Tricerat triCerat - http://www.tricerat.com - is a leader in the development of third-party tools for managing complex virtual desktop (VDI) and server-based computing (SBC) environments. Whether is desktop management, security or print management, our solutions can help. Our tools are used in many different types of environments - be it Citrix, VMware or Terminal Services.

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