IGEL Intros Thin Client

IGEL Technology introduces fast, user-switching thin client for authentication of roaming workers

October 24, 2006

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- IGEL Technology today announced the technology demonstration of a fast, user-switching thin client solution with integrated Gemalto smartcard reader and single sign-on provided by Citrix Password Manager(tm) to solve the authentication and continual sign-on challenges of busy roaming workers. Powered by Citrix Password Manager's Hot Desktop, authentication, secure desktop and application access can be provided in less than 10 seconds.

"With this technology integration, busy roaming workers will be able to open applications using the secure Gemalto smartcard with IGEL supporting the applications running locally on a IGEL device such as a Web browser or terminal emulator. This is in addition to applications running on Citrix Presentation Server. In the future, roaming workers such as hospital workers will be able to access almost every application securely and in under 10 seconds," said Stephen Yeo, IGEL Worldwide Strategic Marketing Director.

Users simply remove the smartcard from the thin client and their current profile is stored. When the card is inserted into a new device, the user is asked for their security pin and the desktop is replicated onto the new device without the need for a lengthy, traditional log-on.

"With log-in times reduced by up to 90%, we estimate doctors could save up to an hour a week - improving opportunities for patient care whilst saving time and money," said Mr Yeo.

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