After its launch in summer 2006, Sentillion launches second release of its vThere, a security wrapper for desktop virtualization platforms.
At the end of November the company replaced the underlying virtualization engine, moving from VMware Player to emerging Parallels Workstation.
Now vThere 2.0 introduces notable features:
- Enhanced Image Compression
Improved vThere image compression to provide rapid download of vThere images allows for even faster rollout of the technology to large numbers of remote workers, including teleworkers, branch office employees, contractors, business partners or temporarily displaced employees who require immediate access to corporate
- A securely-hosted Web site for image distribution
Through www.vThere.net, organizations can quickly provision vThere images to remote users. Users can download and access their vThere images through a simple one-click process
- Centralized Activation Management
Activations of vThere images can be managed centrally, allowing for license management control, de-provisioning of images and management reporting
- Image Revocation services
vThere images can be automatically revoked from the end-user computing device according to system administrator policies for employee termination or as needed
- Centralized Policy Management
Improved capabilities for managing security privileges and access policies associated with vThere images, such as file sharing and local USB port access
- Location specific computing
vThere will detect whether the image is being accessed remotely or on the enterprise network and manage the network access automatically
Pricing for Sentillion’s vThere solution is $125 per user. The vThere image creator toolkit is $795 per administrator workstation. vThere 2.0 is available immediately.
vThere is the only competitor of VMware ACE in years, and considering the weak marketing message of VMware for its youngest product, there is a real chance Sentillion and Parallels have a real opportunity to gain market shares against the Palo Alto company. Mostly considering raising trends in endpoing security.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.