Securely Extends Enterprise Windows Desktop Applications to the iPhone with one-click
MILPITAS, CA - January 26, 2010 - Array Networks Inc., a global leader in secure application delivery, today announced the launch of the DesktopDirect iPhone Client, the first iPhone application for enterprise remote desktop access. With the new application, enterprises can empower their employees with secure direct access their office desktops, thereby making employees more productive. Employees now have full-feature access on the iPhone to their Windows-based applications, even those that are not otherwise available on the iPhone.
“Consumer popularity of Apple iPhone has naturally resulted in these devices being brought into the business environment for the purpose of conducting work related tasks,” said Michael Suby, Director of Stratecast (a Division of Frost & Sullivan). “While enterprises should be concerned about the security exposure foreign, non-corporate issued devices represent, the lure of enhanced employee productivity without the cost of issuing corporate-owned devices is real. This new iPhone application resolves this conflict, enabling employees to use the device that they already have handy without punching a truck-sized security hole into the corporate environment.”
Many enterprises rely on Windows-based applications that are not available for the iPhone. The DesktopDirect iPhone Client resolves this issue by allowing access to their desktops and their actual Windows-based applications. The application provides the full set of features offered on the Windows platform, benefiting users who are familiar and comfortable with the Windows setting environment.
The DesktopDirect iPhone Client provides encrypted technology that prevents important data leakage, even if the iPhone is lost or stolen. Users can access confidential data and applications without risking data leakage since the information on screen is a projection of the application, but not the actual application. With one simple click, users can log onto a familiar interface and continue to complete their work tasks with ease and security.
With DesktopDirect iPhone Client, users simply launch the application, browse to a URL, enter credentials click on a desktop, and start working. Most enterprise network applications that are deployed in the corporate environment are designed to work at LAN speeds. The DesktopDirect iPhone Client requires low bandwidth, which delivers superior performance even under limited network conditions. Using enterprise applications over cellular networks without DesktopDirect would result in significant performance reduction.
“We are excited to provide enterprise users with iPhone application that will appeal to both users and enterprises,” said Michael Zhao, president and CEO of Array Networks. “Array has always been devoted to helping our customers with the newest technology. This application is a perfect example of how our DesktopDirect technology can take enterprise productivity to the next level.”
The new iPhone client will be available in the AppStore in February, 2010.
Founded in 2000, Array Networks is a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery and universal access solutions for rapidly growing SSL VPN and application acceleration markets. More than 3,500 customers worldwide – including enterprises, service providers, government and vertical organizations in healthcare, finance, insurance and education – rely on Array to provide anytime, anywhere secure and optimized access. Industry leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring, and Frost and Sullivan have recognized Array as a market and technology leader.