Press Release Summary:
With SSL tunneling, 2X ApplicationServer v4 allows users to connect securely to any Windows application without need for VPN. Using integrated load balancing, software ensures redundancy and distributes resource usage across terminal server farms. It can also reconnect users to disconnected sessions and load balance RDP and ICA connections simultaneously. Providing wizards and clear interface for easy usage, product allows integration with 2X ThinClientServer and Thinstation.
Original Press Release:
Citrix Monopoly to End with 2X ApplicationServer v.4
2X delivers alternative to Citrix Presentation Server at a fraction
of the price
London, UK, 10 October 2006 - 2X announces the release of 2X
ApplicationServer v.4, which allows seamless publishing of Windows
applications onto remote desktops, significantly reducing
administration overheads and security risks. The new version adds
integrated load balancing, Linux & Mac client support, support for
server farms, SSL tunneling and more.
"Application publishing slashes companies' IT administration costs,
improves security, and provides easy remote access for business
applications. Until now most companies were reluctant to invest in
expensive application publishing solutions, but with 2X pricing
starting at $395, it is now affordable to any company," said Nikolaos
Makris, CEO of 2X Software.
2X ApplicationServer: New features
o Integrated load balancing: 2X ApplicationServer can intelligently
connect users seamlessly to the appropriate terminal server. Using
resource-based load balancing it can ensure redundancy, as well as
distributing resource usage across a farm of terminal servers. It can
also reconnect users to disconnected sessions and load balance RDP
and ICA connections simultaneously.
o Supports server farms: Publishing can be done on an entire farm
(group of terminal servers).
o Remote application publishing via SSL tunneling: With SSL tunneling,
remote users can connect securely to any Windows application without
the need for a VPN. End-to-end SSL encryption & certificate support
makes it secure. Only a single open port is required, making it very
manageable for the administrator.
o Linux client: Allows publishing of Windows applications onto Linux
desktops or Linux-based thin clients. The Linux client is integrated
with a number of free thin client solutions including 2X
ThinClientServer and Thinstation
o Mac client: Mac users can run Windows applications easily without
the need for virtual machines.
o Easy to use: 2X ApplicationServer has been designed from the ground
up to be easy to use. Whereas competitive solutions often required
training to get started, 2X ApplicationServer v.4's use of wizards
and clear interface allows admins to get application publishing up
within half an hour!
Competitive upgrade for current Citrix users
2X is ideal for environments already running Citrix, since its
pricing is significantly lower than Citrix upgrade pricing or even
maintenance renewal costs! On top of that, 2X has launched a
Competitive Upgrade Discount program that offers companies 40%
discount on the initial purchase price of 2X ApplicationServer. Find
out more at: www.2x.com/applicationserver/citrix.htm.
Free 5 application version of 2X ApplicationServer
To help companies get started with application publishing, 2X is
offering a free 5 application publishing version. This version does
not time out and is community supported via the 2X forums at
The offer is available from
it, organizations can install applications onto one central server
and can use 2X ApplicationServer to seamlessly tunnel up to 5
applications per server onto remote desktops.
2X Software Ltd - 2X - is a company developing software for the
booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls
spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop
management, improves security and performance and allows users to
work remotely. The company's product line includes: 2X
ThinClientServer Enterprise and PXES editions, 2X LoadBalancer for
Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal
Services, 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services and 2X
TerminalServer for Linux. 2X is a privately held company with offices
in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by
years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure
software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner. For more information
visit: www.2x.com, www.2xsoftware.de, 2xsoftware.it,
For more information:
Please email Tamara Borg on firstname.lastname@example.org
2X Software Ltd: Tel: (+49) 69 710456-424
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