Allows tunneling of applications onto remote desktops – reducing administration and support
London, UK, 6 April 2006 – 2X today announced that it will offer 100,000 free versions of 2X ApplicationServer – its application publishing solution – in a bid to make application tunneling affordable to all. With 2X ApplicationServer companies can seamlessly tunnel any Windows application onto remote desktops, without having to install the application onto each user’s machine. Companies can save significantly on administration and support, as well as allowing remote users to connect to corporate applications easily and securely.
“Application publishing offers companies significant advantages: By not having to install, update and maintain corporate applications locally, administrators can save time and reduce support incidents. Furthermore, application tunneling allows users to access corporate applications securely from anywhere in the world. To date, application publishing solutions have been expensive and complex to install. With the free version of 2X ApplicationServer companies can benefit from application tunneling without burning a hole in their pockets,” said Nikolaos Makris, 2X President.
Obtaining the free version
The offer is available from http://www.2x.com/ras/downloadlinks/ The first 100,000 visitors are entitled to a free 5 application license of 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services. Organizations can install applications onto one central server and use 2X ApplicationServer to seamlessly tunnel up to 5 applications per server onto remote desktops.
How 2X ApplicationServer works
With 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, Windows applications, for example an accounts application, are installed only on the Terminal Server and then tunneled to the user’s desktop using an RDP connection. Users will not know the application is running on the server, rather than locally. The integration is seamless and application performance is often faster too. Administrators can manage the application from a single location, as well as control who can use the application based on username, group membership or IP.
2X Software Ltd – 2X – is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company’s product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer for Windows/Linux, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services and 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services. 2X is a privately held company with offices in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner.