AppSense Updates User-Centric Virtualization Platform

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-05-03

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.

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