What Is Ericom AccessNow?

2012 is going to see the evolution of enterprise and server based computing really take off. More and more businesses are jumping on the bandwagon and incorporating web and cloud based technology into their core business processes. The reason this year will see a boost is because of the fact that a top bank and the UK government are now embracing the cloud.

Security was one of the main issues which was putting off many businesses joining the cloud. But recently the Spanish banking giant BBVA has rolled out Google Apps for Business to 110,000 of users which proves that enterprise and server based computing such as Google Apps can be the right choice for even the largest of companies in the most security-minded and regulated of industries. This year the UK Governments move to cloud computing will also reduce security fears for many businesses. So if cloud computing is secure enough for the UK government and the Spanish banking giant BBVA, it is surely secure enough for any business.

So what is Ericom AccessNow?

Ericom AccessNow is a remote desktop client that allows you too quickly and easily access remote desktops and applications. It is run completely within a browser and does not require any browsers plugins or add-ons regardless of what browser you prefer to use. Your browser must be HTML5 enabled though. It is great for releasing the IT burden of managing desktop programs and browser plug-ins. It runs and looks like any native remote desktop client.

The benefits of using Ericom AccessNow include:

• No client software to install or manage

• Your IT overheads will be lower

• Empowers users with cloud or browser-based access to resources hosted on Microsoft RDS / Terminal Services, VDI & Web platforms

• It supports any HTML5 browser on any platform, including: Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad / iPhone, Android tablets and of course the Google Chromebook.

• Offers clientless access – you will not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other technology.

• Ericom Secure Gateway which is a free option provides a protected environment for remote computing – no VPN required.

Deployment is easy as the Ericom AccessNow Server is installed on the RDP host to allow connection from the remote client. To allow access from outside your firewall, the Ericon Secure Web Gateway can be installed to manage authentication and routing to control access to the Ericom AccessNow servers to present your applications for remote users. The firewall is configured to forward remote AccessNow user access to the secure web gateway. Again no client software is required, just an HTML5 compatible browser.

If you want help with the deployment of Ericom or any other cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, there are plenty of specialist service providers out there. A good bit of advice is to enrol the help of a service provider which is also a Google Enterprise Partner. This will give you peace of mind that you are working with an experienced partner.


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