LOOKING FOR A WORLD-CLASS THIN CLIENT SOLUTION?
YOUR EXISTING ENDPOINT HARDWARE IS LIKELY ALL YOU NEED!
Platform-independent IGEL OS can instantly convert any compatible x86-64 device with at least a 1GHz processor and 2GB RAM into a fully managed and effective thin client for accessing digital workspaces from the cloud. Why buy new thin client hardware when your end-users already have more than enough processing power and memory on their existing personal computer? Just add IGEL for thin client computing!
IGEL OS is IGEL’s platform-independent Linux-based next-gen endpoint operating system for simple, smart, and secure endpoint control and optimization. IGEL OS turns any compatible x86-64 device or thin client into a secure IGEL-managed endpoint. It provides outstanding audio, video, interactive graphics, and unified communications. Constantly updated with the latest versions of the most popular codecs, users from engineers to designers to gamers can experience outstanding multimedia experiences on remote desktops.
Built on highly secure Linux, read-only file system, with multi-factor authentication, smart cards, trusted execution.
Easily customizable firmware per corporate branding, messaging, and look-and-feel.
Modular & Flexible
Use only the features you want and none that you don’t need. Tailor the capabilities of your IGEL-powered endpoints to support networks, protocols, and peripherals not supported in the current IGEL OS release.
UMS and its simple yet powerful user interface make it easy for a non-expert to control and manage from just a few to up to 100,000 IGEL OS-powered endpoints with minimal training. In addition to making end-user computing management massively scalable yet easy, UMS features simple cloud-based endpoint software licensing where licenses can be ported between any compatible x86-64 devices.
A high availability option helps ensure the continuous operation of the Universal Management Suite even if the primary server should become unavailable for any reason.
Often a requirement in many enterprises, a REST API allows for easy integration of IGEL UMS with existing management, reporting, and trouble ticketing systems.
MOBILE DEVICES POWERED BY
ENABLE SECURE AND MANAGED ACCESS TO WORKSPACES FROM ANYWHERE WITH IGEL
In this new work from anywhere world, providing secure and controlled access to company apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces is top of mind with IT teams at companies of all sizes. Since March 2020, working from home or from any location has woven into the tapestry of people’s lives, as work and life blend into one across multiple common locations.
Current market constraints such as semiconductor chip shortages and people showing reluctance to return to the office have shone a spotlight on the importance for IT teams to build a secure and controlled remote work strategy. With people preferring to remain in a flexible local/remote work model, establishing work-from-anywhere as the norm, rather than as a contingency plan, is key to enabling dispersed teams to work flexibly, productively, and happily now and into the future.
A digital workspace solution enables people to securely access apps, desktops, and workflows from any location on any device while the organization retains full management and control. The benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud workspaces are only fully realized when the endpoint is secure and standardized. IGEL OS is the next-gen edge OS for cloud-delivered digital workspaces, purpose-built for streamlined access to virtual environments. IGEL OS can run on any compatible x86-64 device, including laptops from HP, LG and mobile thin clients from Lenovo.
IGEL is focused on providing choice of device, apps, and VDI and cloud services. IGEL OS is transforming the workplace of tomorrow with essential integrations of over 110 technology partner solutions.
Optimize IT resources and save budget with IGEL OS. A mobile thin client can be set up in minutes with IGEL’s UD Pocket, a tiny USB stick solution. The user can simply plug the UD Pocket into their laptop, connect to the IGEL Cloud Gateway via the Internet, and they are up and running to access the corporate workspace. Once their work is complete, simply remove the UD Pocket to return to the native operating system. This enables IT to provide a secure and cost-effective BYOD solution for personal laptops. Postponing or avoiding the costs of new hardware results in significant CAPEX and budget savings.
IGEL enables streamlined, centralized management and control of user profiles on IGEL OS-powered devices with the unified endpoint management software, the Universal Management Suite. The UMS allows the IT administrator to easily configure and manage up to 300,000 IGEL OS-powered endpoint devices from a single console. Simply drag and drop to connect to new workloads, set up user profiles and policies, and move users from on-prem to cloud workloads. IT administrators can push out updates to endpoints even beyond the corporate network with the IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG), with no additional VPN required! Furthermore, the UMS allows the IT administrator to customize the IGEL OS graphical user interface to show corporate, department or product group branding on the endpoint. A familiar GUI across any device improves user adoption and experience.
Boost collaboration and productivity in remote teams. Video conferencing tools and collaborative technology make it easy for coworkers to communicate, regardless of their geographical location. With IGEL OS powering their mobile device, people are able to interactively exchange ideas, and be productive while sitting in their home-office, a cafe or anywhere.
IGEL OS enables high-fidelity unified communications, optimized for Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Jabra, and Avaya. IGEL OS supports HDX and PCoIP technologies and offloading much of the multimedia processing to the local operating system while running critical real-time communications components on the device.
IGEL helps safeguard against endpoint breaches and malware attacks at the network edge by making it unappealing to hackers through an array of integrated security capabilities within the IGEL OS operating system and management console.
- Moving Windows from endpoints to the cloud provides immediate security benefits by eliminating the most popular endpoint malware target, along with the need for remote Windows patching
- As a modular, read-only operating system, IGEL OS presents a much smaller attack surface. If the mobile thin client gets lost or stolen, no data is stored on the device
- IGEL’s “chain of trust” verifies all boot-up processes on the mobile thin client from the UEFI or the bootloader to the destination VDI host or cloud
- The UMS enables the IT administrator to monitor every workspace on mobile thin clients in real-time and automatically push security updates to help mitigate fraudulent access and breaches.
Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) policies are an important factor for the modern workplace. IGEL OS can help to accelerate your transition to sustainable IT by reusing existing mobile devices, enabling a secure BYOD strategy, and powering efficient mobile thin clients.
In these times of agile and widely distributed working, with an emphasis on secure and powerful unified communications and collaboration, IGEL enables a great user experience on mobile devices for end-users be they employees, guest users or temporary staff. IGEL is the simple, smart, and secure way to manage and control mobile thin client endpoints accessing the cloud at scale in a work from anywhere world.
Experience more about how IGEL OS-powered mobile thin clients are transforming how people work with secure, controlled access to their apps and data from anywhere.
MAKE YOUR MOVE
TO IGEL OS.
Simply download a free demo version to get acquainted, and if you agree that adding IGEL OS to your existing endpoints is the easiest path to secure, effective, and fully managed thin clients, we’ll be happy to help you explore further!