VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
Island | March 09, 2023
On March 8, 2023, Island, the pioneer and leader in the Enterprise Browser industry, offered support for legacy applications that depend on Internet Explorer (IE), with Microsoft continuing to carry out its planned End of Life for the IE browser. With the Island Enterprise Browser, you can use modern controls like device posture assessment, multi-factor authentication, and comprehensive last-mile protections to keep your sensitive data safe while still using legacy applications that rely on IE.
Mike Fey, Island CEO and Co-Founder remarked, “As much as we’d like to think all applications are cloud-based SaaS at this point, the reality is that there are thousands of applications written years ago that remain business-critical and require Internet Explorer to operate. Our customers have asked us to help them migrate with as little disruption as possible, and we are more than happy to do so and provide additional value in the process.” He added, “Island’s Enterprise Browser can provide effortless compatibility for legacy applications, giving customers the runway they need to migrate to modern web applications. And on top of essential compatibility, customers also gain the unique visibility, control and business productivity that are hallmarks of the Island Enterprise Browser.”
With the Island Enterprise Browser, the traditional idea of a web browser being a passive display layer is replaced with an active control plane, giving security and IT departments more control, visibility, and efficiency than ever before. Business continuity is ensured by introducing the Island Enterprise Browser to make the switch from Internet Explorer easier and by adding a lot of new and cutting-edge features.
Some of new capabilities are:
Compatibility with the rendering modes of Internet Explorer 5–11
Maintaining the integrity of the underlying legacy technologies like ActiveX, Silverlight, Flash, and Java
Complete visibility into and auditing of every mission-critical application activity without the requirement for third-party add-ons
The use of robotic process automation to modify existing web applications so that they conform to the specific requirements of a company's workflows for using legacy and other application types
A user-controlled launcher that can be used to ease people into using new software.
Advanced network routing for on-premise, private cloud, and SaaS applications
Enterprise-branded in-app messages for user guidance.
End-user productivity aspects for ideal employee experience
The Island Enterprise Browser:
The future desktop, the Island Enterprise Browser, protects users and data as they engage with SaaS and internal web apps. The Island Enterprise Browser lets security teams govern the final mile, from copy, paste, download, upload, and snapshot capture to data redaction, watermarking, and multi-factor authentication. Reducing complexity and user experience friction helps IT teams gain control, operational simplicity, and end-user productivity.
Island, headquartered in Dallas, is the pioneer of the Enterprise Browser, the perfect enterprise workplace where work flows freely and securely. Island gives enterprises complete control, visibility, and governance over the last mile while providing users with a pleasant Chromium-based browser experience. As a result, island is transforming the future of work for some of the world's largest, most renowned organizations, led by enterprise security and browser technology experts and funded by top venture funds Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts, and Stripes.
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Businesswire | May 08, 2023
Stratodesk, the pioneer of secure managed endpoints for modern workspaces, today announced that its NoTouch software suite will be incorporated into DXC Technology's Modern Workplace Virtual Desktop Solution.
DXC, a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, provides managed digital workspaces for hundreds of companies around the world through its Modern Workplace offering. DXC’s Virtual Desktop customers will now benefit from Stratodesk’s NoTouch software, which operates with one universal experience across any physical devices employees may use, while leveraging DXC’s expert management capabilities and control over these devices.
This will include NoTouch OS, a lean, read-only, zero-trust operating system and NoTouch Center, a powerful, scalable deployment and management solution.
“Our customers want to focus on delivering value to their customers, while giving their employees an excellent user experience,” said Mike McDaniel, President, DXC Modern Workplace. “Teaming with Stratodesk not only helps us to deliver a premium friction-free user experience for our customers, but it also supports DXC‘s leadership in the digital workplace services market.”
Stratodesk’s flexible approach to workforce productivity and digital employee experience transforms any new or existing laptops, thin clients, desktop computers, and hybrid devices into secure, powerful, enterprise Virtual Desktop. End-user employees gain a consumer-like experience to choose the device, data and applications they need to do their job at any location.
“DXC’s Modern Workplace solution empowers employees to connect, collaborate and work seamlessly and securely on any device from anywhere, which is essential for today's hybrid work environments,” said Emanuel Pirker, founder, and CEO of Stratodesk. “DXC Technology can centralize workplace services through the Stratodesk endpoint suite to help customers deploy and repurpose standardized endpoints using their preferred hardware while giving end-users all the tools they need to communicate and collaborate.”
Stratodesk drives the adoption of secure managed endpoints for accessing the corporate workspace. Stratodesk NoTouch gives customers endpoint security and full manageability while allowing them the flexibility to choose endpoint hardware, workspace solution, cloud or on-premises deployment, and the cost consumption model that fits their business. Stratodesk is growing a community of channel partners and technology providers committed to modernizing workspaces.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
MacStadium | March 08, 2023
MacStadium, a leading Mac cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, recently announced that its Orka Platform is available for purchase through MacStadium and AWS Marketplace. The digital catalog contains software listings from independent vendors. It helps to find, buy, test and deploy software on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tom Schnell, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of MacStadium, said, "Offering Orka Platform in AWS Marketplace provides consumers even greater access to the preferred solution available for orchestrating macOS." He added, "Orka Platform on AWS streamlines the iOS developers' build efforts while delivering a seamless buying and billing process."
(Source – BusinessWire)
Kubernetes-based Orka Platform enables life-cycle management and macOS orchestration in the cloud. From simple Xcode builds to fully integrated and complex automated CI/CD pipelines, it delivers high-performing virtual macOS environments in seconds. As macOS development must be done on Apple hardware and follow Apple's strict standards, Orka Platform simplifies and scales macOS cloud environment orchestration.
Disruptive technology from the Orka Platform automates repetitive process configuration and maintenance. Orka Platform by MacStadium on AWS offers an easy, automated solution to improve developer performance and build times.
Orka Platform on AWS Marketplace benefits organizations. Forrester Consulting's May 2022 commissioned study, 'The Total Economic Impact of AWS Marketplace,' revealed enterprises benefitted:
66% faster vendor selection.
50% faster invoicing
Higher efficiency saves $2 million.
Improved onboarding saves $64,000 per vendor.
MacStadium, Based in Atlanta, the company, which provides scalable and secure enterprise cloud solutions for macOS, was founded in 2011. The company's superior software-enabled infrastructure and innovative technology
provide the security, dependability, performance, and flexibility that DevOps customers need for the development of the Apple device app.