AppSense Updates User-Centric Virtualization Platform

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-05-03 Print this article Print

AppSense User Virtualization has built-in wizards and best-practice templates designed to reduce time and requisite knowledge for deployment.

Virtualized desktop system provider AppSense upgraded its frontline enterprise product May 2, simplifying its setup and administration and improving its management controls and user self-service options.

AppSense's User Virtualization Platform enables enterprises to consumerize their data management. Users can bring in whatever device they have and, using AppSense's software, IT departments can configure them to access corporate data from that device.

Another key feature is that users can work and save documents online or offline as needed. Not all virtual desktop deployments offer that kind of flexibility.

The updated AppSense User Virtualization has built-in wizards and best-practice templates designed to reduce time and requisite knowledge for deployment, David Roussain, AppSense vice president of product marketing, told eWEEK. New, extended enterprise management controls enable greater user mobility with further reductions in IT operations and infrastructure requirements, Roussain said.

AppSense now also features configurable self-service, which reduces internal IT service requests and saves IT downtime, Roussain said.

The new version is available now.

Thirteen-year-old AppSense also makes application-level endpoint security solutions for the enterprise€”proactively protecting desktops, laptops, servers, virtual systems and embedded devices against malicious software and preserving system integrity.

Privately held AppSense has garnered the second-largest round of funding from Goldman€”$70 million€”after Facebook. The U.K.- and New York City-based company has about 5,000 customers, many of which are large enterprises.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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