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Smartronix Deploying Kidaro for Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Kidaro, a leading provider of enterprise desktop virtualization solutions, announced today that Smartronix is deploying the Kidaro platform to enhance the security and manageability of desktop and laptop computers.  Smartronix is a global solutions company, providing products and services to a wide variety of customers including commercial, federal and military organizations. 
“Kidaro provides us with a rock-solid platform for deploying secure, virtualized corporate desktops.

The end result is improved security, lower management costs, and increased flexibility, and Kidaro integrates seamlessly into our employees’ current desktops,” said John Parris, Executive Vice President of Smartronix.  “Smartronix customers require a high level of security and IT governance controls, and the Kidaro platform greatly enhances our ability to support their mission needs.”

Gartner Research has predicted that virtualization will be the #1 most important technology in IT infrastructures and operations up to 2010, with desktop virtualization as one of the highest-value segments. InfoWorld magazine labs recently highlighted Kidaro as one of the leaders in a “virtual two-horse race” for the desktop virtualization market.
Kidaro provides the first enterprise-class platform for deploying and managing virtualization across corporate desktops and laptop computers.  Kidaro Managed Workspace™ leverages industry-standard virtualization engines from Microsoft® and VMware®, managed within a scalable infrastructure for automatically provisioning, distributing, auditing, and securing desktop applications and data.  Encapsulating a full operating system, applications, data and configurations in a highly controlled virtual machine (VM) addresses some of IT’s toughest management and compliance challenges, and provides users with increased flexibility and mobility.
“Traditionally, desktop computing has been too costly, too insecure, and too hard to manage.  Kidaro changes the game by providing an enterprise infrastructure for virtualizing endpoint machines,” said Carl Wright, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Kidaro.  “Instead of managing security and configurations for hundreds or thousands of
machines, IT groups can now manage a small number of virtual images that run on any hardware at a much lower cost.”
Kidaro seamlessly integrates applications and data running inside the VM into the existing desktop interface, avoiding the need for users to manage multiple desktops. Kidaro ToGo™ enables deployment of secure, encrypted VM images to USB drives or iPod® devices, providing the ultimate in mobility. Because Kidaro Managed Workspace performs all processing on endpoint PCs, the virtual desktop can run disconnected from the network, and there is no need to build out expensive server farms.
Kidaro TrimTransfer technology, incorporating advanced de-duplication and image management capabilities, enables efficient transportation of VM images to thousands of desktops over any network. Instead of sending full multi-gigabyte VM images to every endpoint machine, TrimTransfer uses cryptographic fingerprinting to automatically verify data elements that are already present on target computers, and sends only the incremental bytes that are required to complete the VM image. 
Using the Kidaro platform, corporate applications, data and configurations can be wrapped in policies and deployed across unmanaged third-party computers.  The Kidaro platform builds in strong security for corporate applications and data, including:  strong AES data at rest encryption for the entire VM image, including hard drive and USB copies; integrated VM firewall; data leak prevention features; granular centralized auditing; application white-listing; and isolation of corporate data from malware running on the host machine.

Published Monday, August 13, 2007 9:22 PM by David Marshall
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