CLOSTER, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericom Software, the provider of PowerTerm® WebConnect, a unified solution for centrally managed and accelerated Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to desktops and applications, today announced that it will support Microsoft RemoteFX end-user enhancements immediately upon their release as part of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
PowerTerm WebConnect is an advanced connection broker that supports a wide range of virtualized desktop computing platforms, including Windows Server Remote Desktop Virtualization Hosts with Hyper-V, Windows Server Remote Desktop Session Hosts (formerly known as Terminal Servers), physical / blade PCs and Cloud Computing. PowerTerm WebConnect's acceleration technology for RDP, Ericom Blaze™ (www.EricomBlaze.com), accelerates RDP and is ideal for remote access to graphics-rich desktops, applications and content over WAN, WIFI, GPRS and other network types.
"We're delighted by the prospect of Microsoft RemoteFX capabilities being added to the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Remote Desktop Services platform," said Eran Heyman, Ericom Software's CEO. "Microsoft RemoteFX will bring a rich, native PC-like experience to PowerTerm WebConnect's LAN-based users."
"PowerTerm WebConnect will provide two key value-adds to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with RemoteFX users who currently are not working with PowerTerm WebConnect; one is from a management point of view and the second is from a user-experience perspective."
Heyman explained, "PowerTerm WebConnect comprises a powerful set of Remote Desktop Services enhancements that provide centralized configuration, management, monitoring and control. These capabilities enable organizations of all sizes to simplify deployments of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Remote Desktop Services and support a larger number of applications and users."
Heyman went on, "We are confident that Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Microsoft RemoteFX will provide a great user experience over the local area network (LAN). We will focus our development efforts for PowerTerm WebConnect's Ericom Blaze to deliver a great user experience over the WAN and other networks, making it a perfect technological complement to RemoteFX."
"Microsoft RemoteFX exemplifies Microsoft's commitment to developing technologies that both enrich the end-user experience and support industry's efforts to reduce the complexity of managing desktops by moving them to the datacenter," added Heyman. "With PowerTerm WebConnect, we will continue to enhance and broaden the scope of the RDS platform with best-in-class technologies that optimize desktop management and user-experience. We plan to support RemoteFX immediately upon its availability."
PowerTerm WebConnect provides significant benefits to organizations virtualizing and centralizing desktops on the Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services platform, including lowering the cost and complexity of providing enterprise-wide access management and control, increasing access flexibility and optimizing remote desktop experiences. Augmenting PowerTerm WebConnect's capabilities with those of Microsoft RemoteFX will push the adoption of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual desktop deployments to a new level.
"As organizations prepare to deploy a centralized computing environment with virtualized or session-based desktops, IT professionals want to deliver a premium user experience to connected workers," said Mike Schutz, director of product management, Microsoft Corp. "The Microsoft RemoteFX capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will allow connected workers to access any type of application or screen content, including rich media and 3D applications. Companies like Ericom Software offer a path to the future by investing today in solutions, such as RemoteFX, that will increase the flexibility and performance of a centralized desktop."
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Desktop Virtualization and RDP Acceleration Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise business-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, and Asia, 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.
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