REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kidaro Inc., a leading provider of enterprise desktop virtualization solutions, and Gotham Technology Group, a leading technology consulting firm, today announced an alliance to deliver enterprise desktop virtualization solutions to customers in the tri-state area. Gotham has joined the Kidaro Channel Program, and will complement Kidaro’s products with expert consulting and implementation services. The companies are already working together on projects in the financial services, media and insurance sectors. A Kidaro-Gotham Webcast is scheduled for December 7th, 2007 at 11am ET.
Desktop security and the complexity of managing desktop and laptop computers are major IT challenges. So far in 2007, security breaches on PCs and portable storage devices have been responsible for the loss or theft of over 6 million customer records, affecting sectors such as financial services, healthcare, government, education, and consumer goods. (source: PrivacyRights.org). According to a Gartner Research study, the 5-year TCO for a PC averages more than 10 times the original purchase price, or about $21,000 for a $2,000 system. Desktop virtualization technology provides the tools to address many of these security and management challenges.
“Our customers have struggled for years to balance productivity, security, and control in their computing environments, and they’re always looking for ways to drive immediate savings,” said Ken Phelan, CTO of Gotham Technology Group. “Kidaro’s platform is a real breakthrough solution. It offers security and control in an operationally feasible model, without giving up mobility or requiring the procurement of new client and server machines. In many cases, customers can immediately save millions by distributing virtual desktop software instead of new employee laptops.”
Kidaro's desktop virtualization platform creates a corporate-managed, encrypted workspace that encapsulates applications and resources and delivers them to any endpoint machine. Because Kidaro runs locally on laptops and desktops, it supports partially-connected and mobile users, and doesn’t require expensive server farms. Kidaro’s enterprise-class management framework automates the entire virtual desktop lifecycle, and enables granular policy enforcement on both corporate and third-party endpoints.
Kidaro and Gotham plan to offer a number of solutions, including:
“Desktop virtualization is a strategic technology for 2008, and we’re seeing projects move forward in many of our enterprise accounts,” said Kevin Brown, CEO of Kidaro. “Kidaro’s industry leading technology, coupled with Gotham Technology Group’s deep security and infrastructure expertise, provides a safe bet for companies that are looking to get control of their desktops.”
Network World recently featured Kidaro as one of the Top 10 Virtualization Companies to Watch, and InfoWorld magazine labs highlighted Kidaro as one of the leaders in a “virtual two-horse race” for the desktop virtualization market. Kidaro solutions are available immediately from Gotham Technology Group.
About Gotham Technology Group
Gotham Technology Group, LLC is a leading technology consulting firm based in New York City, Montvale, NJ, and Shelton, CT, with world-class practices in Information Security, Data Access Technologies, Infrastructure and Directory Services, Resource Consolidation, and Application Development. Gotham engages over 300 public and private companies across its entire professional service practices, accounting for annual revenue of more than $40M. Gotham's technology solutions include Consulting; Contract and Permanent Technical Staffing; and Technical Training. Gotham supports its professional services with vendor partnerships among the top technology manufacturers. For more information about Gotham, please visit www.gothamtg.com.
Kidaro is a leading provider of enterprise-class desktop virtualization solutions. Kidaro leverages industry-standard virtualization to bring improved security, manageability, and mobility to enterprise desktops. Kidaro was founded in 2005 and is backed by Genesis Partners, Storm Ventures and Opus Capital Ventures. For more information about Kidaro, please visit www.kidaro.com.
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