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All IGEL thin and zero clients now offer Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded

Offers health care sector secure clinical authentication with No Click Access® within virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI).

Reading, UK, 27 March 2014 - IGEL Technology is integrating Imprivata OneSign® ProveID Embedded into all its x86-based thin and zero clients with the recently released firmware updates 4.13.100 and 5.02.100. The solution offers users in the health care sector secure clinical authentication with No Click Access® within virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI).

With the solution directly integrated into the firmware of the IGEL clients, Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded allows high-performance, pre-installed user authentication for rapid, secure access to clinical applications and critical patient information. In order to make the functions of the security solution available to as many users as possible, IGEL has also integrated support for IGEL Linux Version 4, enabling existing customers to benefit. IGEL made available Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded for its System-on-a-Chip thin client back in August last year. Thanks to the firmware updates, all IGEL thin and zero clients with the Linux operating system now allow the use of Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded as an out-of-the-box solution. However, users of IGEL thin clients with Windows Embedded can also install the software on each client or conveniently roll it out via the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS).

Clinical users benefit from a pre-installed solution, which ensures rapid, secure access to applications and information - regardless of the particular location. Instead of having to enter passwords manually, users log on to the virtual desktop using a contactless RFID card. Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded improves work processes and ensures staff have more time to spend with patients. It also allows customers to further increase the versatility of their desktop environments.

Setting up Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded is a straightforward, intuitive process. Simply enter the Imprivata Single Sign-On URL on the IGEL thin client and all settings are then automatically loaded from the Imprivata Appliance. From this point onwards, the device will automatically boot into appliance mode and only allow Imprivata ProveID users to access their desktop.

A connection is established with Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon View, depending on the particular VDI environment. In addition, a check as to whether a new client is available is carried out after switching on the device. If this is the case, the client is automatically recognized and installed, helping to minimize costs and maintenance time.

About IGEL Technology
A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH
Dr. Frank Lampe
Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31
28199 Bremen
Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300
Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.igel.com

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