IGEL Announces UD Pocket Linux 10 Endpoint in a USB Drive
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
IGEL Technology announced the introduction of the IGEL UD Pocket which is a very flexible and cost-effective out-of-the-box micro thin client solution. The UGEL UD Pocket is ideal for VDI environments where the dual-boot system is able to turn a USB-bootable system of almost any kind into an IGEL Linux 10-powered endpoint, without overwriting the local OS.
The flexible and cost-effective out-of-the-box micro thin client solution is designed to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives in organizations with remote or mobile workforces. It provides on-demand access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments with a simple and secure access to the user’s IGEL Linux 10-powered desktop.
“As the industry’s first Linux-based micro thin client, the IGEL UD Pocket is ideal for organisations that want to provide remote and mobile workers with simple, secure and fully-functional anytime, anywhere access to their VDI environments,” said Simon Richards, Managing Director for IGEL South & Western Europe. “And, because the IGEL UD Pocket leverages existing hardware, organisations of all sizes can quickly scale their IGEL desktop deployments, while dramatically reducing desktop replacement costs.”
Despite the freedom which the IGEL UD Pocket brings with it, it still features enterprise-level security standards and protocols. Additionally, IGEL’s entire family of thin and zero client solutions, including the UD Pocket, support two-factor authentication through integrated or external smart card readers or USB tokens, which prevents passwords from being lost, forgotten or intercepted by cyber criminals.
An IGEL Linux 10 desktop can be accessed through the UD Pocket from any USB-bootable PC, laptop, tablet or thin client that meets the minimum requirements of an x86 64-bit processor and that has at least 2GB of RAM. The drive itself is a USB 3.0 drive which is backward compatible with USB 2.0
The IGEL UD Pocket only measures 22.4mm x 12.2mm x 6mm and weighs just 3 grams. That’s what I call portable. It should be fully available now, which means you can get them for your business with additional licensing for independent MAC addresses of the target endpoints.