IGEL Unveils COSMOS, the Unified End User Computing Platform for Secure, Managed Access to Any Cloud Workspace

IGEL Unveils COSMOS, the Unified End User Computing Platform for Secure, Managed Access to Any Cloud Workspace

Powerful, modular platform delivers unmatched flexibility to future-proof the hybrid multi-cloud digital workspace

MUNICH, Germany , Feb. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, today announced IGEL COSMOS. Unveiled at DISRUPT23 – The Ultimate Global EUC Event in Munich, COSMOS is a unified, agile platform to securely manage and automate the delivery of digital workspaces, from any cloud. With a modular architecture, granular endpoint control, and end-user freedom, COSMOS is designed to enable organizations to harness the full power of current and future clouds with expanded control, while driving great user experiences for today’s hybrid workplace.

The IGEL COSMOS platform.

The main new advancement with IGEL COSMOS is that, for the first time, IGEL completely separates the base IGEL operating system from its validated and integrated applications and interfaces, while adding an additional separate component in the form of value-added cloud services. Together, these three important components form IGEL COSMOS. This modular architecture of “separate but equal” elements of endpoint operating system, management and control, and cloud services enables maximum IT flexibility in introducing or enhancing applications, computing, services, and any other form of cloud-delivered digital workspaces as the cloud evolves to develop.

With extended management and control powered by the new IGEL UMS 12, the next generation of the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), COSMOS enables the parallel use, management and control of endpoints running both IGEL OS 11 and the new IGEL OS 12 operating system management. New cloud services, decoupled from the operating system, include the IGEL Application Portal for use-case-specific software applications offered by IGEL software partners and available for seamless download and deployment. Additional cloud services include the IGEL Onboarding Service, IGEL Insight Service and other services and portals all designed to improve efficiency and user experiences for both IT professionals and end users.

“Today’s workspaces are hybrid. Hybrid work, hybrid clouds and hybrid applications. While VDI and DaaS continue to provide organizations with the most secure way to deliver secure access to Windows client server applications, a transition to SaaS and web-based applications has already begun. IT organizations need to make sure they can evolve at their optimal pace while enabling employees seamless yet secure access to their cloud workspaces,” said Matthias Haas, Chief Technology Officer, IGEL. “The COSMOS platform is designed for this new era of hybrid work . With a new modularized version of IGEL OS, a new version of our UMS management platform along with new cloud services that expand capabilities and improve user experiences, COSMOS brings unmatched speed and flexibility to our customers across traditional and modern application delivery models, while security, management and control over the entire endpoint estate is still retained.”

“After deploying IGEL OS to our remote workforce, we were excited to launch the latest innovation from IGEL, including UMS 12 and IGEL OS 12,” said Simon Barlow, Group Chief Technology Officer, Operations, AXA UK & Ireland . “Our remote workforce, the agile application landscape and more frequent update cycles of unified communications require us to manage and update our endpoints onboard faster and more efficiently than ever before. Based on our initial testing of OS 12, we are already confident that we we can configure, update and patch remote machines faster and more efficiently With small updates and the ability to update only the Azure Virtual Desktop client, IGEL COSMOS enables us to be more agile without compromising security or change control . We are excited about the new cloud services that complement IGEL OS and UMS 12 and are proud to be included in the COSMOS platform launch.”

“After using the secure IGEL OS for our VMware VDI environment, we were excited to work with IGEL on the IGEL OS 12 pilot,” said Billy Cruz, Technology Services Manager, Desktop Engineering, COCC. “The ability to update the VMware Horizon client independently of IGEL OS in the new offering allows us to deploy the latest innovation from VMware faster and more efficiently than before. The added ability to now also use the Zoom and Webex update download clients independently of the VMware Horizon application also provides additional flexibility and reduces the amount of time required to perform management updates to increase employee experience With a smaller attack surface and faster updates, we are excited about the rollout of IGEL OS 12 in the future.”

The powerful, unified components of COSMOS
At the heart of the IGEL COSMOS platform is the new IGEL UMS 12, which provides a unified view of a heterogeneous mix of endpoints using either IGEL OS 11 or the new IGEL OS 12. This powerful, yet easy-to-use, management and control console enables environments already benefiting from IGEL OS to easily migrate and leverage the immediate value of COSMOS without requiring an OS upgrade on all of their existing devices.

The new IGEL OS 12 was released with COSMOS which is lighter and more customizable than ever. With increased flexibility, speed and agile integrations, IGEL OS 12 is designed to support any form of cloud-delivered digital experiences. It also supports a faster, more efficient delivery of features and applications tuned to specific use cases via the IGEL App Portal. Other key services introduced on IGEL OS 12 include rapid user onboarding and deep insights into endpoint usage, security, status and compliance of IGEL UMS managed endpoints.

One of the main new cloud services that add additional value to COSMOS is the IGEL App Portal. The App Portal delivers a full range of validated applications from IGEL’s large IGEL Ready technology partner community designed for use on IGEL OS-powered devices. As the Application Portal operates separately and independently from the IGEL OS endpoint operating system, it sharply streamlines the process of application integration, launch and qualification for IT teams, as there is no longer any dependency on the classic, highly integrated software release process. Available for download at no additional cost, these applications can be quickly qualified and delivered as a feature-rich experience for users, while reducing the application qualification, deployment and update processes for IT. Applications include the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop client, VMware Horizon client, Citrix Workspace application, Chromium Browser, Zoom Media Plugins for VDI and many more. IGEL also offers an IGEL OS API (application programming interface) for software providers who want to validate their solution for availability using COSMOS and the IGEL App Portal.

COSMOS, IGEL UMS 12 and IGEL OS 12 will be available on April 1. Existing users of IGEL OS 11 will be able to engage IGEL UMS 12 through an easy migration to access COSMOS advancements for existing and new devices running IGEL OS 12 in the future. For more information visit igel.com/cosmos. To schedule a discovery meeting and get early access to GA code, visit igel.com/yes.

DISRUPT23COSMOS was announcement of DISRUPT23 – The Ultimate Global EUC in Munich, held on February 15th and 16th at the INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort. DISRUPT23 will hold its North American installment at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 3-5. Registration is $399 per person. To register, visit: www.disruptEUC.com.

About IGEL
Today, the world of work is hybrid. Multiple clouds can deliver applications accessed from anywhere to a widely distributed workforce using all types of devices. At a time when the world of work needs it most, IGEL has the solution for fully managed, secure endpoint access to any digital workspace that gives IT teams strong control and gives end users the freedom to work as they wish in a hybrid world. By enabling the choice of any cloud, from any device, anywhere, IGEL unlocks a collaborative and productive computing experience for end users while solving the common security and management challenges needed to compete and win in today’s world of hybrid work. With a growing ecosystem of more than 100 IGEL Ready technology partners, IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in more than 50 countries. For more information about IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

SOURCE IGEL Technology

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