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HOB Debuts VDI Solution For Remote Access To Virtual Desktops

HOB VDI Business solution enables companies to centralize their desktops in the data center, providing end-to-end access

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Apr 21, 2009 HOB, Inc. today announced here at the RSA Conference 2009 a new solution for accessing virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). The new HOB VDI Business solution enables companies to centralize their desktops in the data center which eases administration while improving security. The solution provides users with end-to-end access to virtual desktops. With HOB's solution for VDI technologies, single-user operating systems do not run on a user's workstation, but in the data center instead. This VDI solution, which grants platform-independent access to virtual machines running Windows XP Professional and Vista, is part of HOB's product line of Remote Desktop Solutions.

After login, the HOB VDI Business connects users to an available virtual machine. If disconnected due to network problems, users will be automatically logged back in to their previous session. The HOB VDI Business solution is comprised of two distinct versions:

  • HOB VDI-WSP (Web Secure Proxy) offers SSL-encrypted, remote access over the Internet. This offering supports all common hypervisors including VMware Server, XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and more. Due to its powerful encryption technology, this version is recommended for enterprises that provide desktop access via the Internet.

  • HOB VDI-VS1 (Virtual Solution One) is designed for accessing virtual desktop infrastructures over a company LAN. Its powerful load balancing capabilities make it the perfect solution for installations with a large number of users. This version supports only VMware Server as a hypervisor and is recommended for enterprises utilizing their own company LAN. In addition, an SSL-encrypted connection over the Internet can be established.

    "We have noticed increased demand from our customers for solutions that help shift employee desktops to virtual machines on a server," said Klaus Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB, Inc. "The virtualization of desktops enable a more centralized administration for enterprises. To address this technology need, we have developed and are proud to introduce HOB VDI Business to our customers. The solution provides virtual desktop access -- over company networks or via the Internet."

    Available today, HOB VDI Business offers user-friendly, high-performance access to virtual desktops through a Web browser. The VDI Control tool provides administrators with comprehensive session management capabilities (resetting of hanging sessions, check availability of machines, monitoring which users are logged in, etc.). The integrated authentication and user management tool, HOB Enterprise Access, supports LDAP servers including Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and more.

    HOB, Inc. is showcasing the new HOB VDI Business solution at this week's RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco, CA at booth 1549.

    About HOB, Inc.

    HOB, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of the software development and network service provider HOB GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Brandsttter Group, headquartered in Bavaria, Germany. HOB, Inc. was founded in New Jersey in April 2000 and is currently headquartered in Hawthorne, NY. HOB GmbH & Co. KG is a mid-sized German software enterprise that develops and markets innovative remote access solutions world-wide. The core competencies of this successful company, founded in 1964, comprise server-based computing, secure remote access, VoIP and virtualization. HOB products are deployed in small, mid-sized and large enterprises. In the HOB headquarters in Cadolzburg and in locations throughout the world, HOB has approximately 120 employees, half of which in the development departments. HOB has branch offices in France, Malta, the Netherlands, the USA and Mexico. For more information, visit: www.hobsoft.com.

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