San Francisco, Sept. 6, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint security and optimization software for the secure enterprise, announced today that, during the first half of 2017, it has seen dramatic growth in software solution sales, year-over-year. As a result of its shift to focus on software, in addition to endpoint hardware, IGEL has realized a dramatic 156% software revenue growth worldwide, with 890% growth in the U.S. market.
“IGEL has traditionally always been a software vendor, hardware was simply the way we delivered our software technology,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “With our new focus as a software-first vendor, we have been better able to evangelize the unique way IGEL delivers the simple, smart and secure endpoint security and optimization companies need to remotely manage 30,000 devices as easily as they can manage 10. This messaging shift has made a dramatic impact on the market, fueling software sales beyond expectations.”
Furthering IGEL’s software success are the capital expense (CapEx) savings companies realize by not having to buy expensive new desktop hardware when looking to upgrade to Windows® 10. With IGEL software, companies can instead easily implement the highly manageable IGEL OS™ on existing, even aging, devices and capitalize on the full benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Windows 10 without high desktop refresh costs. Adding to these benefits, are the additional security layers offered by the IGEL OS. As a Linux-based system, it is nearly immune to ransomware and cyberattacks allowing the use of Windows-based applications without the risk.
IGEL’s software revenue results underscore the value of IGEL’s endpoint security and optimization software which enables users to convert any x86 device and control every PC from one, easy-to-manage platform. IGEL software includes IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC) endpoint conversion software, which repurposes existing hardware by converting it into a universally deployable IGEL Linux-based endpoint. It also includes the IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP), a revolutionary micro client that is no larger than a paperclip, which delivers access to cloud services, server-based computing applications and virtual desktops while delivering remote endpoint support, deployment and management on x86 PCs and Apple Mac computers.
A 100% channel-led, partner-first company, IGEL boasts 17 of the best VDI solution partners in the U.S. all of which have embraced the new software-focused sales strategy of IGEL.
“In the past year, IGEL has truly amplified their presence as an innovative software provider with a revolutionary approach to endpoint security and optimization and they match it with a channel-first business model that permeates everything that they do,” said Brian Coffey, Chief Operating Officer, MTM Technologies. “Not only do they enable us to dramatically simplify the endpoint security and optimization for customers of our AnywhereApp fully supported cloud-based workspace-as-a-service solution, their rapidly growing market presence is drawing new opportunities at a remarkable pace.”
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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.