IGEL Puts Your Entire Desktop, Right in Your Pocket

igel-ud-pocket_handIt’s here. The revolutionary IGEL UD Pocket is now available. The industry’s first Linux-based micro thin client, UD Pocket has been designed to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives and give greater power and control to organizations with remote or mobile workforces.

Offering simple, secure and fully-functional anytime, anywhere access to virtual desktop environments, the UD Pocket delivers access to a user’s IGEL Linux 10-powered desktop, via a USB-bootable device, without overwriting the local OS. By leveraging existing hardware, organizations of all sizes can quickly scale their IGEL desktop deployments, while dramatically reducing desktop replacement costs.

What makes it so groundbreaking? Consider the following four benefits:

  1. Security, with Freedom to Roam

Supporting enterprise-level security standards and protocols, the UD Pocket delivers all the security of full-sized IGEL thin clients with the size and convenience that gives users the freedom they want.  IGEL’s entire family of thin and zero client solutions, including the UD Pocket, support enterprise security initiatives such as two-factor authentication through integrated or external smart card readers or secure ID tokens.

  1. Small, Yet Sturdy

Measuring just 22.4mm x 12.2mm x 6mm and weighing 3 grams, the new device is available in a USB 3.0 form factor with backward compatibility to USB 2.0. It also features an industry-grade 8GB storage module, and a high-quality metal chassis is resistant to dust, shock and water. When popped into any USB-bootable PC, laptop, tablet or thin client that meets the minimum requirements of an x86, 64-bit processor and 2 GB RAM, UD Pocket provides seamless access to the IGEL Linux 10 desktop.

  1. Ideal for Today’s Autonomous Worker

The new micro devices a perfect for any application where workers roam between desks, offices or locations such as financial services and insurance, education, logistics and warehousing, and call centers. It gives users greater autonomy while offering IT the agility and flexibility they need to quickly scale their IGEL deployments.

  1. Simplified Endpoint Management

Licensing for UD Pocket is assigned to the USB stick, independent of the device on which it will run. This flexibility to roam from one device to another, along with regular IGEL firmware updates, offers IT organizations a revolutionary, yet simple solution to their diverse endpoint management challenges.

Like all other IGEL OS-powered products, UD Pocket can be integrated into the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS). This centralized and secure remote management console provides complete control over IGEL endpoints, saving time and resources, and reducing operating expenses.

Read more about IGEL UD Pocket in today’s press release.

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