IGEL, a provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, announced the IGEL App Portal. Part of the new IGEL COSMOS Cloud Services – introduced yesterday at the DISRUPT23 – The Ultimate Global EUC event in Munich – the IGEL App Portal extends access and delivery of IGEL-validated applications, clients and interfaces via the cloud for users of the IGEL COSMOS platform. Offering the latest apps from IGEL Ready partners, the IGEL App Portal supports faster, more timely application availability and seamless updates for extensive IT efficiency gains and a superior digital experience (DEX) for end users.
The IGEL App Portal delivers a full range of validated applications for use on IGEL OS-powered devices from IGEL’s vast IGEL Ready technology partner community of more than 130 partners. Available for download at no cost, these apps can be qualified and delivered as a feature-rich experience for users, while reducing the app qualification, implementation and update processes for IT.
Initial applications to be available in the IGEL App Portal include the IGEL AVD client for accessing Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, VMware Horizon client, Citrix Workspace app, Chromium Browser, Zoom Media Plugins for VDI, ControlUp and more.
“The anywhere digital workplace requires increased agility, while delivering security and management confidence for IT,” said Simon Townsend, Field Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, IGEL. “To support these new work requirements, IGEL has transformed the way it delivers access to the apps users need to be productive from everywhere they want to work. Leveraging the new modular IGEL COSMOS platform where the endpoint OS is now separate from the apps and services, we are empowering organizations with the ‘future proofed’ end user computing environment they need to be ready for the unfolding future of end user computing.”
Upon its launch, the IGEL App Portal will include cloud-based access to these apps:
- Citrix Workspace app
- IGEL AVD client
- VMware Horizon client
- Chromium Browser
- Zoom Media Plugins for VDI
- CUPS printing system
- SafeSign Identity client
- SafeNet Authentication client
- Cryptovision Scienterface
Future availability in the IGEL App Portal will include an additional 10 apps, including a Windows 365 Cloud PC and RDP client as well as solutions for Cisco Webex and Cisco Jabber, 7signal, Cameyo, Cendio, deviceTRUST, Imprivata, Nutanix Frame, Tricerat, and Vasion PrinterLogic. IGEL also offers an IGEL OS SDK (software development kit) for software providers that want to validate their solution for availability using COSMOS and the IGEL App Portal.
The IGEL App Portal is a key cloud service app delivery portion of the unified, modular, agile IGEL COSMOS platform which also incorporates the IGEL UMS 12 (the next generation of the IGEL Universal Management Suite) along with parallel integrations for IGEL OS 11 and IGEL OS 12 operating system. The IGEL App Portal along with COSMOS, IGEL UMS 12, and IGEL OS 12 will be available April 1.
Existing users of IGEL OS 11 will be able to engage IGEL UMS 12 via a transition path to access COSMOS advancements for existing and new devices running IGEL OS 12 in the future. For more information visit igel.com/cosmos. To schedule a discovery meeting and get early access to GA code, visit igel.com/yes.