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Oracle Takes Advantage of HTML 5 in its Latest VDI Product Update

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

End users get more flexibility with how they access their Oracle-based applications and servers.

Earlier this week, Oracle released Secure Global Desktop 5.0, an update of their virtual desktop product that takes advantage of HTML 5, giving end users more options on what tablet devices to use to access enterprise applications and virtual desktops. 

Version 5 extends support to the Apple iPad and iPad Mini and provides a secure connection to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle web applications without the need of a VPN client. 

With the ability to securely connect to Windows and Oracle’s Linux and Solaris operating systems, Secure Global Desktop also provides:

  • Enhanced HTML 5 based UIs that give way  for better navigation and performance during remote connections
  • Better security by supporting multi-factor authentication when accessing applications, both on-premise and cloud-based sessions
  • Flexibility on how workspaces are accessed within and outside the boundaries of the corporate firewall by letting users leverage PCs, laptops and tablets
  • Support for (Servers) Oracle Solaris 11.1, Oracle Linux 6.4; (Desktops) Windows 8, OS X Mountain Lion; and (Browsers) IE 10, Chrome and Firefox ESR
  • Session mobility is extended to the iPad and iPad Mini letting end users connect to workspaces without losing their prior session, even if they were using a different device

"Enterprise users expect increasingly more mobile access to applications which are often designed to run on desktop PCs. Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides IT with a highly secure remote access solution for such applications, and even full desktop environments, from tablets" said  Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering.

Julio Urquidi is the Technical Editor at Tom's IT Pro. Previously, he spent 17 years in healthcare-related IT. Julio’s most recent responsibilities centered around virtualization, but he is also well-versed in Linux, Windows and systems administration. Specializing in articles that help small companies with limited budgets leverage technology, he has been a contributing editor to Tom's Hardware.

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