New Release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop Extends Mobile Access to Applications

A new release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop, part of Oracle’s Desktop Virtualization portfolio, extends secure access to cloud-hosted and on-premise enterprise applications and desktops from Apple iPad and iPad mini tablets, without the need for a VPN client. Now, through support of the HTML5 standard, Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0 allows tablet users to access enterprise applications with just a web browser, so they can use their own devices for work. The new release provides tablet users, in addition to PC, MAC and desktop users, certified access to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and web-based applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Primavera, and many others.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop Gateway uses multi-factor authentication methods to access applications, increasing security when accessing cloud-hosted applications, regardless of location. With the included Oracle Secure Global Desktop Gateway, users can access their workspaces from PCs, laptops, or tablets both inside and outside the corporate firewall, fortified by industrial-strength security and encryption, explains Adam Hawley, senior director for Oracle Desktop and Server Virtualization Product Management.

Removing the complexity of IT management away from individual desktop computers, the solution enables control and monitoring by the data center. In addition, because it eliminates the need to download, configure and maintain specific apps on devices, it eliminates the risk to data if a device is stolen or lost, notes Hawley. For convenience, the new release also extends the session pause and resume feature to the iPad, allowing users to pick up their workspace right where they left off, even when moving from one client device to another.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop enables access to server-based applications and desktops, including those running on Windows, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and legacy mainframe and midrange systems. The new release adds support for servers running Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Linux 6.4, and clients running Windows 8 (desktop mode) and Max OS X Mountain Lion.  Browsers supported now include Internet Explorer 10, Chrome, and Firefox ESR. 

More information is available about Oracle Secure Global Desktop.