Reading, UK. August 6, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced it has posted record sales in the UK for the period January to June 2018.
The business saw its thin client hardware sales increase 59% year on year and its UD Pocket software achieve exceptional traction in the marketplace. Growth in licence sales was up an impressive 1,065%. The size of a paperclip, IGEL announced UD Pocket in December 2016 with product shipping at the beginning of 2017. The percentage growth performance therefore reflects the first full year on year sales comparison available.
UD Pocket is the industry’s first thin client solution to convert any Intel x86 based desktop a VDI thin client without over writing the local OS. It is ideal for companies who want to add mobility into their environment by allowing staff to work from home or bring their own devices into the workplace. UD Pocket comes on an USB stick and once plugged in, the local device boots up IGEL’s LINUX OS from it allowing the user to access their corporate IGEL desktop with all the corporate security policies automatically applied. Once the user has finished, removing UD Pocket means the local device reverts back to its original state and existing OS.
In addition, sales of IGEL’s Universal Desktop Converter software (UDC) – a solution which permanently converts any x86 laptop or PC into a thin client irrespective of manufacturer – was up 18%. This reflects the desire of many organisations to save money by transforming and extending the life of older IT assets into centrally controlled LINUX-based IGEL thin clients.
IGEL’s focus on endpoint software to simply and securely manage the whole desktop environment is a clear differentiator and is resonating with customers especially as external factors like the WannaCry ransomware attack last year showed the vulnerability of poorly managed and aged desktop estates.
Andrew Gee, IGEL’s VP sales for Northern Europe, says, “We’re laser focused on endpoint management and the user experience – it’s all we do – with our products designed to allow customers to transition to the cloud as and when they want. And we’re agnostic when it comes to the back end VDI system and whether public, private or hybrid cloud solutions are used – we provide a clear migration path so that investment in the desktop devices is maximized. It explains why our numbers for the first half of 2018 are so strong.”
As a result of IGEL’s excellent commercial performance, the business is actively recruiting. A list of all open positions is available at www.igel.com/careers
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IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.
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