IGEL Technology, a leading worldwide thin client manufacturer, announced today its partnership with international IT and data security specialist, CenterTools. The partnership strengthens IGEL's commitment to providing the highest level of security solutions to customers.
Starting with its December 5, 2012, firmware release, CenterTools' endpoint security solution, DriveLock, is integrated into the IGEL Linux thin client operating system. This means the DriveLock Channel is now available for all Linux-based IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients and IGEL’s Universal Desktop Converter (UDC).
DriveLock centrally monitors and controls the USB interfaces on the IGEL thin clients without the need to directly install a local application on the endpoint devices. With DriveLock, companies can protect themselves against data loss and malware attacks without restricting employees’ flexibility or impacting productivity. The solution is ideal for organizations that want to protect mission-critical data when using IGEL thin clients in cloud computing environments.
“Deployment of IGEL thin clients with DriveLock support provides significantly increased and lasting security for our customers when sensitive data is handled at system endpoints. With the help of the Universal Management Suite, our customers can roll out this solution easily and cost-effectively," explained Matthias Toupalas, Product Manager at IGEL.
DriveLock’s reliable interface control for thin clients and virtual desktops ensures secure data transfer on all platforms, such as Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenApp and VMware View. With DriveLock, USB drives connected to IGEL thin clients can also be automatically encrypted, keeping sensitive enterprise data protected against unauthorized access, even outside the company network.
The DriveLock user interface allows IT departments to establish a centralized device-control policy, governing all rights for data access and transfer. For instance, IT administrators can specify whether users can access USB ports, which types of files they can transfer or whether they just have read-only access. Whenever an interface on a thin client is placed in operation, the integrated software immediately transmits detailed information about the interface directly to DriveLock, and that interface is only enabled after its rights have been checked and verified. For the highest levels of security, detailed logging of all file access is also available. Consequently, DriveLock can monitor and enforce any company policy for using devices and removable media.
CenterTools (CenterTools.com | DriveLock.com) is one of the leading international specialists for IT and data security. With their end-point-security-solution DriveLock, the company offers extremely granular options in regulating USB and other devices along with the encryption of hard drives (FDE) and data on removable media. DriveLock is the perfect solution for small to medium-sized companies but is equally scalable for the enterprise organization. With headquarters in Ludwigsburg and offices in Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Cambridge and Portland, Oregon, the company supports customers worldwide in over 30 countries.
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology (IGEL.com) helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces a wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, as well as their own management software for easy deployment and administration. Partnerships with industry leaders like CenterTools, Red Hat, Citrix, VMware and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides customers with the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security. IGEL has offices in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide.