Linux Firmware adds smartcard security to virtual desktops.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to enhance thin clients, Linux firmware delivers security through smartcard authentication of RDP sessions with inclusion of Winconnect RDP client. Combined with already integrated Leostream client, solution lets organizations deploy virtual Windows PCs using secure 2-factor authentication and SSO security. It also allows users to run multiple remote desktops in separate windows on same screen and includes FireFox 2 web browser.

Original Press Release:

IGEL's Latest Linux Firmware Delivers Smartcard Security and Convenience for Virtual Desktops

Reading, England, 28th January 2008 - IGEL Technology today announced its latest Linux firmware upgrade enhancing the broadest and most powerful range of thin clients on the market. The firmware delivers enhanced security through smartcard authentication of RDP sessions with the inclusion of the new Winconnect RDP client. When combined with the integrated Leostream client already included in IGEL's Linux firmware, organisations can deploy virtual Windows PCs using secure two-factor authentication and single-sign-on security.

The upgrade also allows users to run multiple remote desktops in separate windows on the same screen. This function is ideal for programmers or financial traders who would previously have had to switch between remote desktops using hotkeys since each desktop filled a whole screen and could not be windowed. This gives users a far better overview in multi-desktop environments.

Additional features in the Linux firmware includes the FireFox 2 web browser with its improved tabbed browsing, integrated search, integrated Popup-Blocker and protection against Phishing. Users will also experience enhanced video performance and support for a broader range of media with the latest version of mplayer.

"The introduction of our latest Linux firmware allows RDP users needing access Terminal-Services or virtual PCs increased security using smartcard authentication whilst taking advantage of secure and time-saving features such as single sign-on. Once again IGEL has proven that its thin client range is the most user-friendly and comprehensive on the market," said Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology.

The IGEL Linux firmware is immediately available at

About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is one of the world's top thin client vendors and is market leader in its home country of Germany (IDC). The company produces the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to the richest set of digital services through the very powerful, IGEL designed, firmware. Digital services include Citrix(r) ICA, Microsoft RDP, VDI compliance via the
Leostream(r) client, terminal emulation, NoMachine(r) NX, VoIP, Java and native SAP(r). All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Remote Management software, giving customers maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle.

IGEL Technology
Stephen Yeo
1210 Parkview
Arlington Business Park
Tel.: +44 (0) 870 3514618

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