Securely extends enterprise Windows desktops to Android-powered devices with the touch of a button
MILPITAS, CA — August 2, 2011 — Array Networks Inc (TWO: 3664) a global leader in application, desktop and cloud service delivery, today announced the launch of DesktopDirect for Android, an application enabling full remote desktop access for enterprise users from Android-powered tablets or smart phones. With the Android DesktopDirect application, businesses can now empower employees with access to their physical and virtual work desktops via Android devices without risk of data leakage. Using DesktopDirect, enterprises can convert popular Android-powered mobile devices into comprehensive business tools.
DesktopDirect for Android solves two key enterprise challenges: providing full remote application availability for employees and delivering iron-clad security for sensitive data. With just the touch of a button, Android users can now access their office desktop environments and all desktop applications from any location. DesktopDirect eliminates Windows compatibility and security compliance issues; and because corporate data never leaves the office, malware is thwarted from interacting with business applications and data leakage is prevented in the event devices are lost or stolen.
Users can operate their office desktops with tablet interfaces in a straight-forward, intuitive manner utilizing a unique, finger-activated mouse developed specifically for DesktopDirect in conjunction with the Android virtual keyboard. DesktopDirect even enables users to access computers that have been turned off, powering them up on-demand in order to save energy and reduce costs. Furthermore, businesses can gain significant cost-savings by extending existing desktop application infrastructure as opposed to developing native android apps for enterprise applications.
DesktopDirect is a corporate owned, appliance-based remote desktop access solution that enables secure access to office PCs or virtual desktops from any device, allowing employees to work, even when they can’t get to the office. The DesktopDirect appliance resides on the corporate network, with desktops provisioned either by IT or by end users via self registration. Registered desktops may then be accessed my remote devices including Android tablets and smart phones.
“Array previously introduced its secure enterprise remote desktop access for iPhones and iPads; today we are pleased to offer this same capability from Android devices,” said Michael Zhao, president and CEO of Array Networks. “Android tablets and smart phones are on the rise, having already proven themselves as user-friendly computing platforms. With DesktopDirect, businesses can securely and cost-effectively provide employees that own these devices with a means to enhance their business productivity whether on campus or outside of the office.”
DesktopDirect for Android tablets and smart phones is currently available in the Android Marketplace.
Array Networks is a global leader in application, desktop and cloud service delivery with over 5000 worldwide customer deployments. Powered by award-winning SpeedCore™ software, Array application delivery networking solution are recognized by leading enterprise, service provider and public sector organizations for unmatched performance and total value of ownership. Array is headquartered in Silicon Valley, is backed by over 300 employees worldwide and is a profitable company with strong investors, management and revenue growth. Poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of mobile and cloud computing, analysts and thought leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan have recognized Array Networks for its technical innovation, operational excellence and market opportunity.