VMware, a provider of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has launched new Horizon App Manager, a user-centric management service for accessing cloud applications.
The new offering provides user an array of apps, virtual Windows desktops and data resources, and delivers the security and control required by businesses.
The Horizon App Manager includes an identity-as-a-service hub that securely extends a user’s existing identity in systems such as Microsoft Active Directory or other directory options, into third-party public cloud applications like Box.net, BroadVision, Google, Salesforce.com, WebEx, Workday and others.
In addition, the Horizon App Manager provides an open, user-centric platform for accessing cloud applications within a single application portal that is accessible from a wide range of end-user devices.
The Horizon App Manager features include: multi-platform/multi-device support; enterprise directory federation/cloud identity hub; standards based secure authentication; application provisioning; and roles-based access and reporting.
VMware cloud applications vice-president and general manager Brian Byun said the mobile and cloud era dictates anywhere, any device access to applications within and outside the firewall, and introduces fundamental new challenges to the traditional enterprise security and management model.
"VMware Horizon App Manager addresses these challenges by re-inventing end-user identity and application management as a cloud service, and providing an easier way for IT and users to embrace a new way to work," Byun said.