Business continuity, remote working and workspace agility have become a critical business priority as organisations look to enable their workforce access to desktops, applications, and data from remote locations. IGEL OS provides everything you need to deploy, manage, and secure endpoints to thousands of users, regardless of where they work.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) enables organisations to rapidly deploy Windows desktops and business line applications in a consistent, secure and performant way. VDI and DaaS is helping organisations not just enable work from home strategies, but enable employees to work from anywhere. Solutions from Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Amazon offer both on-premise and cloud-delivered solutions. While these solutions offer new ways to deploy desktops and applications, organisations still require a secure and easy to manage endpoint.
The IGEL OS is an operating system designed to provide a great user experience and yet significantly reduce the cost of managing endpoints. Purpose-built on Linux with support for VDI and DaaS connectivity, IGEL OS provides employees with a secure workspace, turning any x86 device into an IGEL endpoint. Thousands of IGEL endpoints can be managed simultaneously and configured from one central management platform. Deploying the IGEL OS is simple and helps extend the life of existing endpoints or those running “end of life” operating systems like Windows XP or Windows 7. Even existing 3rd-party thin clients can run IGEL OS.
The IGEL UD Pocket is a “live USB key” which allows the IGEL OS to run directly from USB. Employees can utilise the same benefits of the IGEL OS while dual boot keeps the underlying operating system intact. With support for over 90 technologies, the UD Pocket can be shipped out to remote workers pre-configured providing instant access to VDI or DaaS cloud workspaces. The UD Pocket enables any unmanaged, insecure device to become a secure, managed workspace.
The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) allows IT to manage thousands of IGEL endpoints from a single interface. The UMS allows configurations, updates and policies to be deployed at scale and allows shadowing of the endpoint through the initiative interface. The IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG) provides a virtual appliance which secures the connections between the UMS and the IGEL endpoints, allowing IGEL endpoints outside the network to be managed. Combined, the UMS and ICG enable efficient management of remote workers.
The recent move to work remotely and communicate with colleagues has led to increased use of unified communication tools such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Ring Central. While some of the VDI/DaaS platforms offer support for these applications inside the virtualised desktop, IGEL’s custom partition support allows certain 3rd-party applications to be installed natively on the IGEL OS. This enables employees to access web-based applications such as Office 365 and communication tools outside of the VDI/DaaS environment.
Enable secure and productive work from anywhere with IGEL OS, the next generation Edge operating system for cloud workspaces
IGEL makes it easy, secure and cost-effective to deliver virtualised applications, desktops and cloud workstations to home and remote users.