Gorfung and Bogner bring virtualization to PCs
HEADQUARTERS: Jersey City, N.J.
PRODUCT: Desktop Hypervisor Framework, Trusted Edge
PRINCIPALS: Ariel Gorfung, co-founder, president, and CEO; Etay Bogner, co-founder and CTO; Yoav Weiss, chief security architect
INVESTORS: Battery Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds
FUNDING: $16.4 million<
EARLY ADOPTERS: Standard Charter Bank is evaluating Trusted Edge
Trusted Edge lets users connect to Citrix Presentation Server via Independent Computing Architecture, Citrix's proprietary protocol for connecting remote computers to an application server. Users also can access Web applications via HTML and Ajax. In addition, Trusted Edge supports the Remote Desktop Protocol, so users can connect to another computer that runs Microsoft Terminal Services. The company aims to support a variety of Windows applications as well.
Co-founder Gorfung was CEO of Intuwave, which provides connectivity middleware for the Symbian platform. Co-founder Bogner also helped found SofaWare, which was acquired by Check Point Software.
Neocleus has two technology offerings. The first is the Desktop Hypervisor Framework, a hypervisor based on the Xen open source hypervisor. Neocleus has modified the server-oriented Xen to run on PCs and laptops. The company plans to contribute its modifications to the open source community. Neocleus also is building virtual appliances to run on its hypervisor. Trusted Edge is the first. It creates a virtual environment that lets users remotely connect to corporate applications.