2X Software

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2X Software
Type Privately held company
Industry Software, IT
Founded 2005
Headquarters Gżira, Malta
Area served Worldwide
Products 2X Remote Application Server,
2X Mobile Device Management, 2X RDP Client
Website www.2x.com

2X Software is a Maltese software company specializing in virtual desktop, application virtualization, application delivery, Remote Desktop Services, remote access and Mobile Device Management.

Profile[edit]

2X Software is a privately held company, with offices in the United States, Germany, UK, Australia and Malta. 2X develops software for the server-based computing market, allowing application virtualization, remote desktop services and virtual desktop infrastructure to be consolidated and managed on a single server platform. Lately, with the acquisition of MDM from 3CX, the company has extended its portfolio to include mobile device management.[1][2]

2X Remote Application Server (2X RAS) reduces administration costs due to its ease of installation and maintenance, lowers energy and capital costs by requiring less hardware, and provides secure business continuity with load balancing, built-in redundancy, and SSL and two-step verification security.[3][4][5]

2X Mobile Device Management (2X MDM) is a solution for enterprise mobility management and mobile device management. It provides a set of tools to create a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy and reduce the risk of data leakage.[6]

2X Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and it also partners with IBM, Deepnet Security, 10Zig, Igel, Safenet, Novell, VMware and others.[7] It is a channel company based on partners and distributors. Over the last few years, several distribution agreements have been signed worldwide.[8][9][10][11][12]

2X Software won the 2013 European Seal of e-Excellence Award.[13] In 2014 it was a finalist for Best of TechEd 2014,[14] Govies Government Security Award 2014 [15] and Datacenter ICT Application Product of the Year.[16]

Products[edit]

2X Remote Application Server[edit]

2X RAS delivers virtual desktops and Windows applications hosted on hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp, VMware vSphere and others,[17] to any remote mobile or desktop device, and grants access by username, group, IP or MAC address. It allows administrators to publish applications and virtual desktops from an all-in-one platform.[18]

2X RAS won Cloud Computing Magazine's 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award, and has received Commended status in the CRN 2011 awards program (Software Vendor of the Year category).[19] 2X RAS has also won the Government Security Award 2014[20] and has been named to CRN’s 2014 Virtualization 50 list.[21]

The latest version of 2X RAS was released at the beginning of August 2014. The main feature updates are the management of Windows PCs as pseudo thin clients, and remote assistance.[22][23]

2X RDP Client[edit]

2X RDP Client provides remote desktop and application access for any web-enabled device, including Android, Chrome OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux OS, Windows Phone, MAC OS, HTML5 and iOS devices.[24][25] 2X RAS delivers Microsoft Office applications to any remote or local users on the major OSs.

2X RDP Client for Android is one of the most widely used [26] clients for RDP connection.[27] 70% of reviews on Google Play scored 5 stars.[28]

2X RDP Client connects to 2X RAS for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. With its replacement shell for Windows OS, 2X allows organizations to leverage legacy hardware by creating a virtual environment capable of hosting the latest version of Windows OS, transforming an old PC into a secured client workstation.[29]

2X Mobile Device Management[edit]

2X MDM is a mobile device management platform that enables businesses to address challenges associated with mobility such as data security, BYOD-related issues, application control and policy distribution.[30]

2X MDM reinforces a BYOD policy by supporting iPhones and iPads, Android and even Windows devices. BYOD is known to add administrative complications for IT management. When an employee-owned, consumer-oriented device is used for work-related purposes, issues such as privacy, control, policy distribution, security, and data protection need to be addressed to ensure that business data are protected while not compromising the device owner's personal data.[31]

2X MDM is available as hosted (SAAS) and on premises solutions.[32][33]

2X MDM - formerly known as 3CX Mobile Device Manager - was acquired by 2X on 12 June 2014 from 3CX.[34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ ITCandor (2011-02-10). "2X Software – Fixing Back-End Issues For Desktop Virtualisation And Cloud Computing". Itcandor.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  3. ^ Kara Krautter (2009-03-09). "Increase Productivity with server-based computing software". Dell. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ Shahid Shah (2010-09-28). "How desktop virtualization helps healthcare IT initiatives". Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  5. ^ Peak. "Optimizing remote working benefits with cloud solutions". poweredbypeak.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  6. ^ Nick T (2013-06-22). "3CX Mobile Device Manager review". phonearena.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  7. ^ 2X Software. "2X Software - Strategic Partners". 2x.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  8. ^ Shane Boswell (2014-05-08). "Connector Systems and 2X Software sign distribution agreement, making the move to cloud computing simple and affordable for resellers in Australia and New Zealand". CMO Marketing Tecnology Leadership. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  9. ^ Channel Buzz (2013-12-18). "2X Software Selects EMT Distribution to Push Desktop Virtualization & Application Delivery Solutions in Middle East". channel-buzz.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  10. ^ Dennis Aaron (2014-04-30). "2X Software reinforces presence in Greece partnership with Orthology". erp-software-expert. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  11. ^ Channel Buzz (2013-12-18). "2X Software Selects EMT Distribution to Push Desktop Virtualization & Application Delivery Solutions in Middle East". channel-buzz.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  12. ^ Computerwelt (2014-07-02). "NESTEC jetzt mit 2X und Busymouse". computerwelt.at. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  13. ^ PRNewswire (2013-02-05). "2X Software Wins the 2013 European Seal of e-Excellence Award, Strengthens their Credibility in the European Cloud Computing Market". Etech7.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  14. ^ Blair Greenwood (2014-04-25). "Best of TechEd 2014 Finalists Announced". windowsitpro. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  15. ^ Security Today (2014-05-01). "Security Products Announces The Govies Government Security Award Winners for 2014". security-today.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  16. ^ DCS Awards. "FINALISTS Datacentre Power and Cooling product of the Year.". dcsawards.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  17. ^ Amir Husain (2008-07-06). "Why should your VDI solution be Hypervisor-agnostic?". vdiworks.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  18. ^ Ken Hess (2013-12-02). "2X ApplicationServer XG version 11 (Review)". ZDNet. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  19. ^ Times of Malta (2012-03-25). "Cloud computing Excellence Award for Malta-based company". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  20. ^ Security Today (2014-05-01). "Security Products Announces The Govies Government Security Award Winners for 2014". security-today.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  21. ^ Rick Whiting and Joseph F. Kovar (2014-05-14). "2014 Virtualization 50". CNR. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  22. ^ Brien Posey (2014-07). "Free VDI products aren't a myth". techtarget. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  23. ^ Holger Xue (2014-08-07). "2X RAS, 2X Remote Application Server – neue Version 12 wurde veröffentlicht". vdiinabox.net. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  24. ^ 2X Software. "2X RDP Client Remote Desktop Client". 2x.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  25. ^ CIOL Bureau (2014-05-12). "Antenna adopts desktop virtualisation". CIOL. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  26. ^ "2X RDP Client Most Popular Android Apps". wpmangoapps.com. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  27. ^ Guy McDowell (2013-11-20). "Best Android Remote Desktop Apps Compared: Which Is Right For You?". http://www.makeuseof.com/. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  28. ^ Nigel Chew (2014-07-14). "Best Android Remote Desktop Apps Compared". http://www.mobile88.com/. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  29. ^ Ken Hess (2014-05). "Here's how to extend the life of Windows XP indefinitely". Zdnet. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  30. ^ Kat Orphanides (2013-10-29). "3CX Mobile Device Manager". expertreviews.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  31. ^ William Long (2013-10). "BYOD: data protection and information security issues". computerweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-10. 
  32. ^ Leigh Geary (2012-07-03). "Featured Android App Review: 3CX Mobile Device Manager Review". coolsmartphone.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  33. ^ Robert Nazarian (2013-06-26). "Featured Android App Review: 3CX Mobile Device Manager [Business & Tools]". talkandroid.com/. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  34. ^ Giorgio Bonuccelli (2014-06-23). "2X Software New Website with Product Features Enhanced". 2x.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 

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