A full suite of IGEL-validated applications will be available as a cloud service, enabling streamlined, more timely delivery of apps and updates with a superior digital experience for users
MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, today announced the IGEL App Portal. As part of the new IGEL COSMOS Cloud Services and presented today at the DISRUPT23 – The Ultimate Global EUC event in Munich, the IGEL App Portal expands the access and delivery of IGEL-validated applications, clients and interfaces via the cloud for users of the new IGEL COSMOS platform (see related press release here). The IGEL App Portal offers the latest apps from IGEL Ready partners, supporting faster, more timely application availability and seamless updates for comprehensive IT efficiency gains and a superior digital experience (DEX) for end users.
The IGEL App Portal offers a full range of validated applications for use on IGEL OS-based devices from IGEL’s vast IGEL Ready technology partner community of more than 130 partners. Available for download at no additional cost, these apps can be quickly qualified and delivered as a feature-rich experience for users while reducing the app qualification, implementation, and update processes for IT. Some of the first applications to be available on the IGEL App Portal include the IGEL AVD Client for accessing Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, VMware Horizon Client, Citrix Workspace App, Chromium Browser, Zoom Media Plugins for VDI, ControlUp and more.
“The anywhere digital workspace requires increased agility while providing security and managerial trust for IT,” said Simon Townsend, Field Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, IGEL. “To support these new work requirements, IGEL has transformed the way users get access to the apps users need to be productive from anywhere. Leveraging the new modular IGEL COSMOS platform, where the endpoint OS is now separate from the apps and services, we are providing organizations with the ‘future-proof’ end-user computing environment they need to support the evolving ready for the future of end-user computing.”
Once launched, the IGEL App Portal will include cloud-based access to the following apps:
Citrix® Workspace AppIGEL AVD ClientVMware Horizon ClientChromium BrowserZoom Media Plugins for VDIControlUpCUPS Printing SystemSafeSign Identity ClientSafeNet Authentication ClientCryptovision Scienterface
“Citrix has worked closely with IGEL for many years and is already an active IGEL Ready alliance partner. We are proud to continue to expand this long-standing relationship as a COSMOS Launch Partner, including Citrix® technology from day one in the IGEL App Portal,” said Calvin Hsu, vice president, product management, Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group. “Coupled with our own speed of innovation, the new IGEL App Portal enables Citrix and IGEL to deliver new features and updates to their joint customers with unprecedented speed and frequency. With significantly less testing, qualification and management required for IT teams, employees can take advantage of these new features and updates faster than ever before.”
“The ability to update the VMware Horizon client independently of IGEL OS in COSMOS gives our customers and their users faster and more efficient access to VMware’s latest innovative Apps on Demand than before,” said Terry Vaughn, Director Global EUC Business Development VMware. “The additional ability to now update the Zoom and Webex offloading clients independently of the VMware Horizon client also gives customers the ultimate flexibility and agility they need when deploying today’s workloads.”
“By delivering faster security updates from IGEL and ControlUp, our collective security posture becomes even stronger. ControlUp is excited to be a launch partner of the IGEL App Portal,” said Robin Brandl, Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, ControlUp. “ControlUp is proud to partner with IGEL to improve IT visibility, deliver IT efficiencies and enable hybrid working for all of our mutual customers.”
Future availability in the IGEL App Portal includes an additional 10 apps, including a Windows 365 cloud PC and RDP client, as well as solutions for Cisco Webex and Cisco Jabber, 7signal, Cameyo, Cendio, deviceTRUST, Imprivata, Nutanix Frame, Tricerat and other Vasion PrinterLogic . IGEL also offers an IGEL OS SDK (Software Development Kit) for software vendors who wish to validate their solution for availability using COSMOS and the IGEL App Portal.
AvailabilityThe IGEL App Portal is an important part of the unified, modular, agile IGEL COSMOS platform, which also includes the new IGEL UMS 12 (the next generation of the IGEL Universal Management Suite) as well as parallel integrations for the IGEL OS 11 and IGEL OS 11 operating system IGEL OS 12. The IGEL App Portal will be available along with COSMOS, IGEL UMS 12 and IGEL OS 12 on April 1st. Existing IGEL OS 11 users can leverage IGEL UMS 12 via a transition path to access the COSMOS enhancements for existing and new devices running IGEL OS 12 in the future. Visit igel.com/cosmos for more information. Visit igel.com/yes to schedule a discovery meeting and get early access to the GA code.
DISRUPT23COSMOS was the announcement of DISRUPT23 – The Ultimate Global EUC in Munich, which took place on February 15th and 16th at INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort. DISRUPT23 will be holding its North American edition April 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration costs $399 per person. To register, visit: www.disruptEUC.com.
About IGELToday, the world of work is hybrid. Multiple clouds can deliver applications that come from anywhere and are available to a widely distributed workforce across all types of devices. Just when the world of work needs it most, IGEL has the solution for fully managed, secure endpoint access to any digital workspace, giving IT teams powerful control and end users the freedom to work in a hybrid world the way they do wish. By choosing any cloud, from any device, anywhere, IGEL enables a collaborative and productive end-user computing experience while solving the common security and management challenges needed to compete and thrive in today’s hybrid work world . With a growing ecosystem of more than 100 IGEL Ready technology partners, IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. You can find more information about IGEL at www.igel.com.
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