|[February 06, 2014]
AppSense Enhances DesktopNow Suite to Deliver Unparalleled Scale and Flexibility in Enterprise Workspace Management
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the leading provider of enterprise workspace management solutions, today
announced updates to DesktopNow-
its industry-leading software suite for virtual and physical desktop
management. The enhancements include support for heterogeneous
enterprise architectures, an even better user experience, and improved
scalability and performance. AppSense customers will benefit from
leveraging existing and anticipated infrastructure investments, enhanced
user productivity and acceptance, and streamlined workspace management
"At AppSense, we understand the complex challenges our customers face
delivering a secure, productive workspace," said Ravi Khatod, SVP
Marketing of AppSense. "The upgraded DesktopNow suite delivers
unparalleled scale, flexibility and performance for enterprise
These updates follow a highly successful year for AppSense. The company
delivered record bookings in the first half of its fiscal year, with a
50% increase in the number of customers spending over $1 million vs.
prior year. In addition, over 500 enterprise customers purchased
AppSense software for the first time in 2013.
Extended Heterogeneous Support for Microsoft (News - Alert), VMware, and Citrix
The DesktopNow suite includes enhanced support for Microsoft and VMware
desktop deployments. As enterprise IT becomes more diverse, AppSense is
expanding its offerings to ensure that its customers can continue to
deliver seamless and personalized user experiences, regardless of the
various vendors they use in their environments.
DesktopNow now integrates with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1, with
full integration and support for System Center 2012. The built-in
connection to System Center allows customers to save AppSense
configurations directly to SCCM for deployment.
The updates also include support for VMware ThinApp, AppSense's latest
application virtualization partner (see
previous release on ThinApp integration).
DesktopNow also extends integration with Citrix XenDesktop®-
including the latest release XenDesktop 7.5. When used in conjunction
with XenDesktop and XenApp®, the AppSense DesktopNow
suite delivers increased user density per server, seamless, personalized
roaming between physical desktops, virtual desktops and virtual sessions
(Terminal Server/RDSH), control of users admin rights, and granular
control of application performance to deliver an optimized experience
for all user types.
Improved Policy and Efficiency Controls for Workforce Productivity
The new DesktopNow suite also includes improved granular policy
controls, allowing business owners to provide a tailored set of
resources and tools specific user groups need to be most productive
without impacting the experience of users in other departments, or
conflicting corporate security practices. For example, in a financial
services environment DesktopNow helps ensure traders have access to
trading applications taking financial feeds from their nearest servers,
but can provide a different set of options in the same application for
researchers. In healthcare, policy controls ensure that clinicians and
caregivers are able to print at the printers closest to their location,
fulfilling privacy regulations.
AppSense has also expanded replication options to make sure users across
locations can access the applications and resources they need.
DesktopNow includes improved support for replicated databases across
multiple sites and locations, and added support for highly distributed
Active Directory infrastructure, as well as for federated IT teams.
Solving the Challenges of Desktop Deployments at Scale
AppSense has invested significant resources to help meet and exceed
customer performance demands at scale. As a result, the baseline
AppSense Enterprise Readiness Environment can support hundreds of
thousands of endpoints. In real world environments, individual AppSense
customers have already deployed over 146,000 endpoints and counting.
In addition, enhanced deployment options improve compatibility and
performance. With .MSP files and patching support, users have the
ability to patch agents and provide incremental updates when deploying
service packs and hotfixes. The additional support allows customers to
deploy and rollback the product, while enabling the software to be
updated in a more agile way, helping to mitigate risk and improve
Availability and Pricing
The latest version of the DesktopNow suite - including Environment
Manager 8.4, Performance Manager 8.2, and Application Manager 8.7 - is
immediately available at no charge to customers with a current AppSense
DesktopNow subscription. For new customers, pricing is available on a
per seat basis.
AppSense is the leading provider of enterprise workspace management
solutions that enable productive, secure workforces across desktop and
mobile environments. The AppSense workspace management suite has been
deployed by over 3,000 customers worldwide with over 6 million endpoints
under management.�Our solutions including DesktopNow,
and MobileNow reduce IT complexity and improve the deployment and
management of devices, applications, and data across the enterprise. The
company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA (News - Alert) with offices around the
world.�For more information on our IT solutions visit appsense.com.
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