Define: Thin client?
In computer networking, a thin client is a simple (low-performance) computer that has been optimized for establishing a remote connection with a server-based computing environment. The server does most of the work, which can include launching software programs, performing calculations, and storing data. This contrasts with a fat client or a conventional personal computer; the former is also intended for working in a client–server model but has significant local processing power, while the latter aims to perform its function mostly locally.
Top Thin Client Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best Thin Client solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Pano Logic creates virtual desktops with both a hardware and software solution. Server-based desktop virtualization is widely heralded as the “next big thing in virtualization”.
Citrix recently acquired start-up XenSource for $500M in pursuit of this market; Microsoft has recently announced new licensing schemes for server-hosted desktops, along with its intention to aggressively support this new model; VMware, the market leader in server virtualization, is aggressively developing this market with its Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But there remains a problem: the existing desktop PC and thin client architectures were not designed for this new model of server-based desktop computing.
Worse, these legacy architectures defeat the benefits of desktop virtualization. If the desktop is running on the server, why place another operating system on the desktop just to connect to the server?.
Unitronics Comunicaciones, S.A. provides information and communications technology services for business organizations, public institutions, and telecommunications operators.
The company provides infrastructure network services for IP multiservice networks; LAN, WAN, and MAN networks; broadband networks; optical networks; wireless networks; corporate remote access systems; and virtual private networks. Its Information Systems services include email, messaging, and directory services; server consolidation; storage; data protection; business continuity; infrastructure and services management; and thin client architectures.
Unitronic’s Unified Communications solutions include IP telephony and IP contact centers; individual and group videoconferencing; entertainment networks; video-surveillance networks; conference infrastructures; video-telephony; audio conferencing; conference recording and broadcast; presence, messaging, and collaboration systems; and projects for halls and auditoriums. The company’s security solutions include perimeter and internal segments protection; unified threat management; secure remote access; security on the Intranet; optimization of infrastructures; content delivery networks; detection and treatment of vulnerabilities; and security event management.
Its customers include universities, hospitals, governments, public administration, banking and insurances, utilities, and media.. .
The Netilla® Service Platform is the industry’s leading SSL VPN appliance that enables companies to provide secure remote and intranet access to ANY application – Windows®, UNIX®/Linux®, or mainframe – via a standard browser. Their appliance combines thin-client technology, SSL encryption and a flexible, powerful authentication and policy framework.
The benefits: rapid deployment, minimized network exposure and lower maintenance costs than traditional VPNs – with unrivaled ease of use.. .
NetSight, Inc. is a network systems integrator with over 30 years experience.
They plan, design, implement, service and support systems for clients ranging from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies; including schools & universities, local governments and the medical community. They specialize in Server and Desktop Virtualization, local and wide-area networking, thin client and wireless networking, custom server and workstation design integration..
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida; Protexx provides Identity Access Management and Multi-Factor Authentication solutions specializing in Data-in-Motion and Remote Authentication over any network or wireless environment with its patent-pending competitively differentiated encryption technology. Protexx develops and markets encryption software that safely transmits sensitive data and completely protects the identity of both sender and receiver.
Current offerings are specifically designed to protect data in Cyber-Security, SAAS, Thin Client, SOA and Cloud Architecture environments. Current offerings include remote PKI-VPN’s, Out-of-Band and Device Authentication and Emergency Alert Notification Systems..
Serval Systems offer a wide range of IT services in Sussex, Kent and Surrey from our offices in East Grinstead. Services offered include: Cloud Computing IP Telephone Systems Business IT Services Network Cabling and Equipment Anti-virus Solutions Backup Solutions Data Replication and High Availability Email Filtering Solutions Thin Client Technology Server Virtualisation Serval Systems aims to help you and your business succeed by supplying the IT systems, services and support that are right for your business needs.
We have a track record of delivering successful projects and outsourced support while helping our clients achieve their goals, whether they are looking at reducing costs or managing their growth.. .
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