IGEL integrates Citrix Access Gateway client to manage access control and enable users to work securely from any location

Integration provides IGEL Linux customers access to the full range of functionality in Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition

IGEL Technology today announced that it has integrated the Citrix Access Gateway™ client into its Linux thin client firmware to allow IT administrators to better manage access control and enable users to work more securely from any location. Available immediately, the client allows IGEL devices to be used in conjunction with Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition and all the management and user functionality it offers. The announcement will be made at Citrix Synergy Berlin (Oct. 6-8), the technology conference focused on virtualization, cloud computing and networking information to help customers build a simpler and more cost-effective IT environment.
Citrix Access Gateway provides IT administrators with a single point solution to manage access control and limit actions within sessions based on both user identity and the endpoint device, providing better application security, data protection, and compliance management. For example, a user may have full access (i.e., read, save locally, print, etc.) to a set of files when utilizing their office PC but may be restricted to read-only access in less secure remote access scenarios such as connecting through an unrecognized kiosk device. Using Citrix Access Gateway, administrators have the ultimate flexibility to develop and implement corporate policies that enforce data and application security.

“The integration of Citrix Access Gateway is further evidence of the numerous advantages that IGEL offers Citrix users,” said Simon Richards, UK General Manager at IGEL. “All IGEL thin clients are Citrix Ready, meaning the hardware is already verified to work with Citrix products. IGEL’s One-click Citrix Appliance Mode means that our devices can be configured as Citrix devices with just one mouse click and our thin clients fully support Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix HDX and Hot Desktop, offering the best user experience with HDX support, multimedia acceleration, local decoding and multi-monitor support.”

Pricing and Availability
The new Citrix Access Gateway client is included in the Standard and Advanced firmware packages for IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients running the Linux operating system (LX). These latest firmware versions are now available for download at www.MyIGEL.com.

About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2009 IDC). The company produces one of the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual desktops from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units and quad screens as well as the world’s leading software for PC to TC conversion. IGEL Thin Clients come bundled at no extra cost with a remote management suite called UMS that guarantees hassle free and secure remote configuration and administration of thin clients as well as migrated PCs.

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