XenClient Enterprise is the leading intelligent desktop virtualisation solution allowing companies to virtualise desktops at a fraction of the cost of VDI and extend virtualisation benefits into the laptop estate. Management is dramatically simplified through centralized, one-to-many image deployment and maintenance. The platform also includes a range of security features including USB filtering, full disk encryption and remote kill capabilities.
- Extend the benefits of XenDesktop to offline laptops by allowing users the ability to work from anywhere while IT maintains centralised control
- Simplify your laptops by using a single solution and single image to deploy, update, backup, recover, secure, and control enterprise laptops
- Secure and backup corporate data through an encrypted local virtual desktop with automated backup and remote kill
- Deliver IT control and user freedom by allowing a locked down corporate environment and a personal user desktop on the same laptop
- Scale to support thousands of endpoints through shared image management and automated publishing of images
Why XenClient Enterprise?
Nowhere are the potential benefits of desktop virtualisation greater than in large enterprises. As organisations grow in size and complexity, the traditional pain points of desktop management are magnified across a myriad of PC models, user requirements, and geographic locations.
XenClient Enterprise includes the full array of core XenClient features and capabilities, including:
Better Performance at 1/10th the Cost of VDI
XenClient offers the same benefits as traditional server-hosted VDI, but at 1/10th the cost by running the virtualised desktops securely on the client. This results in big savings in servers, network, and storage. It also reduces operations, power, and cooling costs. Moreover, XenClient offers great performance because the virtual desktop is executing locally, so it works and feels like a native PC. And for laptop users, this delivers an added benefit, because they can use their desktop equally well whether they are on the LAN, a poor network connection, or no network at all.
Seamless Access to Cloud Applications and VDI Sessions
Convenient access to remote desktops and applications. All XenClient-enabled PCs can optionally be provisioned with XenClient Connect, a quick-booting embedded virtual appliance. With XenClient Connect, end-users have access to server- and cloud-based applications and server-hosted desktops from all major VDI vendors. Pre-loaded applications include Google Chrome,and RDP client. XenClient Connect can run standalone on the desktop as a thin client alternative or alongside locally executing virtual machines.
Centralised Virtual Desktop Creation and Management
One-to-many desktop provisioning. XenClient provides a central console for all desktop management activities. IT teams create and maintain a single virtual machine per operating system that can be published to thousands of users. User-specific personality, data, settings, and applications are applied dynamically at each endpoint.
Scalable offline desktop patching. Patches and updates are applied on a one-to-many basis. The IT administrator applies patches once to a master virtual machine running on the XenClient management console. Upon republishing, the changed data blocks are streamed to XenClient-enabled PCs running the updated virtual machine. A patched image is assembled in the background and transparently loaded on the next reboot.
True Type-1 Client Hypervisor for Maximum Performance & Security
Disconnected operation. Before XenClient, the efficiency and security benefits of virtual desktops were limited to server-hosted approaches using tethered thin clients. With XenClient, this is augmented by the industry’s first fully-managed type-1 or “bare-metal” client hypervisor, allowing virtual desktops to run on traditional PC hardware.
Complete virtual machine isolation. Unlike virtual machines running on top of untrusted operating systems, XenClient virtual machines are completely isolated from one another. Malware in an unmanaged Windows desktop does not compromise a managed XenClient virtual machine, even on the same hardware.
Hardware abstraction. XenClient presents a consistent set of virtual hardware to the end-user operating system, simplifying migration of users to new hardware platforms. Driver management and other hardware-specific compatibility challenges are eliminated.
Disk encryption. All virtual machine and system data on XenClient-enabled PCs is encrypted, providing peace of a mind in the event that a PC containing sensitive data is lost or stolen.
Granular policy controls. IT administrators can protect against data leakage and unauthorized use through a robust set of policy controls. Access to hardware such as USB ports and network interfaces can be restricted or filtered based on centrally defined policies at global, group, and individual-user levels. Virtual machines can be governed by time-based expiration policies and on-demand remote disablement.
Remote termination with lost-data destruction. As an added layer of security, IT administrators can flag lost PCs for remote termination. If a lost or stolen PC connects to a network, it is directed to digitally shred all data and encryption keys, then self-destruct.
Hassle-Free Data Backup and Restore
Transparent data protection. Based on centrally defined policies, XenClient periodically initiates data backup with no end-user interaction required.
Efficient data transmission. XenClient backup technology captures changes at the block level, transmitting only the blocks that have changed to XenClient Center.
Point-and-click system restore. The combination of central virtual-image management, data backup, and hardware abstraction dramatically simplifies re-provisioning of users in the event of a lost or failed PC. Simply register a new PC — even a completely different hardware platform — and with a few mouse clicks the user is running the exact desktop environment as of the last time they connected to a network.
Additional Enterprise Features
XenClient Enterprise customers also gain additional advanced management features designed to meet the unique demands of a large, geographically distributed enterprise, including:
Hierarchical Management Architecture
Intelligent remote office caching. Deployment of downstream management servers at remote offices to intelligently cache and distribute updates for more efficient bandwidth utilization.
Local backup storage. Optionally maintain user data backups locally at remote offices, speeding system recovering and avoiding unnecessary strain on wide area network links.
Remote Helpdesk Support
Remote PC control and troubleshooting. Augment XenClient’s centralized client reporting and diagnostic capabilities with the ability to remotely troubleshoot a user’s PC. Simply enable remote support for the XenClient console for immediate remote PC control – even in the event of a catastrophic operating system failure such as a Windows “blue screen of death.”