Allianz Insurance Plc Selects Ericom Blaze to Improve Virtual Desktop (VDI) Performance and User Productivity

By Ericom Software, PRNE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DROITWICH, England, January 26, 2011 - Ericom, a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualisation
and RDP acceleration solutions, announced today that Allianz Insurance Plc,
has chosen Ericom Blaze to improve the performance of their Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure (VDI) used by their UK employees and India-based outsourcing
organisation. Ericom Blaze addresses the usability and deployment challenges
presented by slow, remote desktop connections by delivering a superior local
PC-like experience and fast remote desktop connections at speeds up to 10
times that of RDP - across WANs and congested LANs.

Allianz Insurance Plc is one of the largest general insurers within the
UK and part of the global Allianz Group; The Allianz Group is one of the
leading integrated financial services providers worldwide. With approximately
152,000 employees, the Allianz Group serves approximately 75 million
customers in about 70 countries. In fiscal 2009 the Allianz Group achieved
total revenues of over 97.4 billion euros. Allianz is also one of the world's
largest asset managers, with third-party assets of 926 billion euros under
management at year end 2009.

In July 2010, Allianz Insurance Plc won the general Insurer of the Year
title at the prestigious British Insurance Awards, the third time the Company
has won the award in the last six years. Employing nearly 6,000 people within
the UK operations, Allianz is one of the most successful insurance
organisations within the UK and can offer customers a wide range of insurance
products to cover everything from musical instruments to the family pet.

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented "We are
delighted that an organisation as prestigious as Allianz Insurance has chosen
Ericom as their preferred solution for accelerating their Virtual Desktop
(VDI) infrastructure. Ericom Blaze is an ideal solution to address
performance issues when attempting to deliver applications within a shared
service, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or offshore back-office

Organisations are turning to Virtual Desktops to improve desktop
management, simplify application deliver and help to reduce costs. However,
poor network performance due to latency and bandwidth restrictions impacts
negatively both on the employee's experience and productivity, which
ultimately results in user frustration and potential project failure.

Ericom Blaze delivers:

    -- A software only solution for accelerating RDP based network traffic
       across any network, LAN, WAN, Wireless, 3G, ADLS, GPRS
    -- Integrates seamlessly into both Remote Desktop Services / Terminal
       Server and Virtual Desktop infrastructures
    -- No minimum bandwidth requirement
    -- Strengthens security with in-built SSL encryption
    -- Ideal for PDFs, graphic rich documents, PowerPoint, Flash based video
       etc. Supports, Windows, Linux, CE and other mobile platforms

You can learn more about Ericom's secure remote access and virtual
desktop solutions by visiting

About Ericom Software

Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and
Virtualization Solutions. Ericom has been helping organisations access
enterprise business-critical applications running on a broad range of
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and
other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also
has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our
expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million
installations. For more information about Ericom and to evaluate the
solution, please visit:

    Ian Platt
    Ericom Software

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