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IGEL Named One of CRN’s Internet of Things 50

Innovative offerings designed to increase the security and manageability of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments garners IGEL recognition as an industry leader

IoT_50_award_2018 CRNSAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2018 – IGEL,a world leader in endpoint security and optimization software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to the 2018 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes companies whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics that will transform our everyday lives.

With an increasing number of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end user computing (EUC) organizations migrating to Windows 10, the need for secure ways in which to manage the endpoint, mitigate threats of ransomware and malware, and keep up with the ever-expanding world of data protection and compliance, has become front and center for many IT organizations. In 2017,recognizing that EUC is expanding to include a myriad of IoT-connected devices, IGEL announcedsupport for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, upgrading the IGEL Universal Desktop™-series UD5 and UD6 endpoints with management by the IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). As a result, IT organizations – from healthcare to manufacturing and beyond – are now able to simplify the management of their growing fleets of IoT-connected endpoints.

“IoT is quickly becoming a new challenge for today’s IT organizations and by 2020, it’s expected that more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “Our channel partners are looking for ways toharness the power of these devices to both grow their businesses and to drive digital transformation for their customers, and IGEL is here to help with our simple, smart and secure endpoint security and optimization solutions. I would like to thank the editors of CRN for recognizing IGEL as part of the 2018 Internet of Things 50, and for continuing to acknowledge the contributions we are making to drive business success in the channel.”

As a 100 percent channel-driven company, IGEL is committed to providing its channel partners with the tools and resources they need to grow their business more quickly and more profitably. Over the past several years, as organizational needs for EUC have evolved to include a mix of traditional desktop computers, mobile devices and now IoT-connected endpoints, IGEL has pivoted from a traditionally hardware-focused provider of endpoints to an endpoint security and optimization software vendor with a robust suite of solutions that enhance device security, deliver unprecedented manageability and lower computing costs. The move is reflected in the company’s growing software footprint.

“It’s great to see IGEL recognized by CRN as one of the 2018 Internet of Things 50,” said Stephen DiFranco, Founder, IoT Advisory Group. “Connecting thousands of end-points to multiple applications requires a management platform. IGEL has been enabling partners with an endpoint device platform for years. We see IGEL as multiplying the number of devices under management by a billion! With its software-defined endpoint security and optimization solutions, IGEL is uniquely positioned to make managing these connected devices at scale, both simple and secure.”

“The companies on CRN’s 2018 Internet of Things 50 list are leading innovation at every IoT connection point, from the capture and analysis of data to the response initiated at endpoint devices,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN is pleased to recognize these vendors for bringing partners cutting-edge hardware,software and security portfolios, as well as an evolved understanding of how that technology fits with solution providers’ unique knowledge of the IoT market—enabling holistic, high-performing solutions that break new ground.”

The Internet of Things 50 list will be featured in the April issue of CRN and on at

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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint security and optimization 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 security and optimization 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 localhost:9000.

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