IGEL Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

IGEL UD Pocket Wins Top Honors in the Best New Product or Service - Hardware Category as a Revolutionary Micro Client for Secure Endpoint Computing

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that IGEL UD Pocket was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Best New Product or Service – Hardware category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The cost-effective, out-of-the-box micro thin client solution was recognized for its ability to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives in organizations with remote or mobile workforces.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. The IGEL UD Pocket was nominated in the Best New Product or Service of the Year – Hardware category for which it won the award program’s top honors.

IGEL UD Pocket is a groundbreaking micro client device which enables remote and mobile workers to access cloud services, server-based computing applications and virtual desktops by plugging a tiny device into any x86 client machine. Here, it automatically integrates into the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) for secure remote support, deployment and management. UD Pocket extends the functionality of existing hardware by enabling a second tightly managed operating system to run on an endpoint. Once the user has finished accessing their virtual desktop environment through the IGEL UD Pocket, they can simply reboot their principal OS and return to the local desktop.

“Not much larger than a few paper clips, the IGEL UD Pocket is a revolutionary micro client that supports secure, cost-efficient endpoint computing,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “It’s ideally suited for workforces with BYOD policies, remote workforces with users that operate their own devices as well as suppliers, contractors and freelance workers that require controlled access to a IT-managed networks. With out-of-the box simplicity, unlimited client scalability and comprehensive IT control, it’s changing the landscape of client computing. We are honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards with a Gold Stevie Award.”

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. Vote for IGEL UD Pocket in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products through June 2 at https://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com using short code: N341G.

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management (UEM) software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading products, including the IGEL Universal Management Suite™, IGEL OS™-powered thin and zero clients, and all-in-one thin client solutions, deliver a smart and secure endpoint management experience that shifts granular control of thin and zero client devices from the end user to IT. This enables enterprises to remotely control all thin client devices 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. To download the IGEL UMS or the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), request a 12-minute demonstration of the IGEL OS or request evaluation hardware visit https://www.igel.com/free-hardware/.

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