Thin-client software specialist Citrix has brought out a new version of its MetaFrame software to make it easier for companies to give their staff secure mobile access to applications.
Thin-client solutions allow companies to deliver applications to workers without them having to store the applications on their client devices. Instead, staff access applications they need on their device by connecting to a server that stores them – meaning memory on a laptop, for instance, is not quickly used up by complicated software suites, leading to better performance.
Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager 2.2 supports access to remote e-mail and file synchronisation, and Citrix has formed an alliance with Intel to make it easier for users to access data via Intel’s Centrino wireless Lan technology.
Secure Access Manager 2.2 is designed for laptops, smart phones, PDAs, and tablet-sized PCs, and allows staff to access applications much easier, whether they are within corporate firewalls or on the road well outside them.
Access to applications via 2.2 is possible through both cellular mobile networks and wireless Lans, and Citrix is developing a technology called Rave, which aims to reduce the bandwidth requirements needed to deliver thin-client computing on mobile devices.
This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia