Unicon delivers easier update management and more security for Thin Clients

Karlsruhe, 23rd January 2017 – For the first time Unicon is offering a Long-Term Service Release (LTSR) on its eLux® RP operating system and Scout Enterprise Management Suite®. These are immediately available for download at www.myelux.com.

The benefits of the LTSR are an extended life and support cycle during which Unicon will regularly publish cumulative updates containing fixes as well as new features for simplifying ongoing maintenance. By choosing an LTSR customers will receive versions of the highest quality enabling them to optimise their management work and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Explained Niels Keunecke, Managing Director of Unicon Software Entwicklungs-und Vertriebs GmbH, the producer of eLux® RP and Scout Enterprise Management Suite®: „Until now extensive acceptance tests have always occurred whenever customers updated their system environment, even though they may only have required a security fix. This was because the release contained the latest features and functionalities which needed to be tested as well.“

For this reason, the company has introduced the LTSR concept which is included in the normal licence with no additional costs or new licensing required.

Unicon will also continue to offer so-called Current Releases (CR) for eLux® RP and Scout Enterprise Management Suite® every quarter. These are aimed at operators of dynamic environments where it is important to have the latest features and functionalities.

In addition to the regular new releases (Current Releases) which involve new features and functions, Unicon produces so-called Cumulative Updates (CUs) for the updating of LTSRs. These contain bug fixes, hot fixes and security patches. „Many of our customers manage large heterogeneous installations of several thousand thin clients and do not expand functional scope every quarter. Through the introduction of the LTSR we want to give customers the opportunity to update client software with less effort and to close any security gaps quickly,“ emphasises Keunecke.

The health insurance provider AOK Niedersachsen relies on eLux RP and Scout Enterprise Management Suite for the operation of its thin clients: „The LTSR will mean considerably less administrative work for us,“ says a delighted Mario Paul, Citrix Administrator at AOK Niedersachsen.

With the first LTSR for the eLux® RP 5.5 operating system Unicon is supporting the ultra-secure and flexible smart-card middleware sc/interface from cryptovision. This connects smart cards and smart tokens with almost all authentication, signature and encryption solutions available on the market and supports over 80 card types and profiles. The smart card interface on the thin client communicates directly with the applications on the terminal server and so enables use with any application. „We are proud to have gained cryptovision as a partner, a provider with many years of experience and a large customer base,“ confirms Michael Wagner, Product Manager at Unicon Software Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs GmbH, with delight.

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About Unicon

Unicon is an experienced provider of cloud computing solutions in combination with thin-client infrastructures. The producer has been developing and expanding its cloud computing software and offering companies flexible, economical and secure IT solutions since 1993. The Linux-based, hardware-independent eLux® operating system and Scout Enterprise Management Suite® are the perfect software solution for centralised IT landscapes. eLux runs on more than a million thin clients in 65 countries.

Additional information can be found at www.unicon-software.com.

About cryptovision

cryptovision is a leading specialist for encryption and electronic identity solutions. More than 150 million people worldwide use cryptovision products – in electronic identity cards and on PCs as well as in large IT infrastructures. cryptovision customers can be found in diverse sectors, like the automotive and financial industries, the public sector, trade, defence and manufacturing. Over 15 years of experience on the market and extensive knowledge in relation to modern encryption technology, including processes based on elliptical curves, guarantee modern and future-proof solutions.

Your contact for press queries:

Unicon Software GmbH
Niels Keunecke
Managing Director
Park Tower
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 26
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 96451-0

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