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Thinstall Releases Application Virtualization Suite 3.0

Unique Application Virtualization Solution Allows Applications to Be Packaged into Simple EXE Files that Run in User-Mode Isolat

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinstall, the leading virtualization solution provider, today announced the release of Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 which simplifies the application process by eliminating the need for a pre-installed client and allows the applications to run securely and directly from any shared drive with no infrastructure enhancements. Thinstall is a client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run in user-mode, isolated from the host PC, without installation or changes to the local desktop's registry and file system.

Version 3.0 significantly reduces the costs associated with software deployment and provides significant reductions in the time associated with regression testing, application deployment and end user support instances. The unique, client-less architecture allows "Thinstalled" applications to be run from any LAN, WAN, USB, CD-Rom drive, etc., with zero-footprint on the host PC. The applications run exclusively in user mode, ensuring seamless execution on locked-down desktops with no device drives installed, enabling administrations to maintain a secure, clean and stable user desktop and consequently, a heightened level of security. Thinstall can transparently stream large applications from a shared network drive with no client or server software to install, as well as run the application "off-line" on the PC.

"The new Thinstall Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 reduces support costs by eliminating runtime conflicts and speeds time to market," says Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice-president of Thinstall. "Until now, one of the most time consuming and expensive components of delivering software was testing. Months of regression testing doesn't eliminate installation or run-time conflicts which result in costly technical support that erodes profits. Thinstall virtually eliminates QA testing against multiple platforms and other applications, allowing a faster time to market and ensures a flawless end user experience."

Key Features -- Instant zero-footprint deployment -- User-mode only, no device drivers -- No client or server required -- Fast, lightweight virtualization -- Streaming capability without server or client -- Support for offline execution -- Windows Vista ready -- instant migration -- File System and Registry isolation eliminating conflicts -- Sandboxing to protect machines against modifications -- Support for most Windows applications

Benefits of deploying Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 include: significant reduction of regression testing costs; great reduction in the cost of maintaining secure locked-down desktops thanks to isolated applications; consolidation of terminal server and MetaFrame servers, reducing the need to create machine silos for specific applications; acceleration of software development allowing developers to use the latest runtimes, frameworks, and libraries and enhancement of work-force mobility, business continuity and disaster recovery since applications can be run offline directly utilizing any external media including USB Flash, CDROM and unattached laptops.

Typical User Responses

At the US Department of Defense, Harvey H. Gilbert, Software Architect, DoD, Program Analysis & Evaluation, (OUSD), uses Thinstall to deploy applications to locked-down desktops and to maintain secure desktops. He says, "Thinstall ensures that applications are run flawlessly on demand, even on the most locked-down and secure desktop."

Red Man Pipe & Supply Company uses Thinstall to deploy an advanced eCommerce Smart Client application to major energy companies such as Exxon Mobil, Dynergy, BP, ConocoPhillips, and Shell. Jay Selle, Web Services Engineer, Red Man Pipe & Supply, says, "We can't begin to estimate the increase in application sales with Thinstall packaged -- it enables an easy, fast, and secure way of doing business with Red Man."

About Thinstall

Thinstall is the next generation of application deployment. Thinstall's Application Virtualization Platform virtualizes software delivery and access, enabling software companies and enterprises to deploy software without modifying the local operation system. Companies can deploy custom and licensed software across mixed Windows and locked-down corporate desktop environments without installation conflicts, system changes or impact on stability. Software updates are easier and faster because regression testing can be reduced to days instead of weeks while installation failures and the associated help desk costs are eliminated.

Applications virtualized with Thinstall can be accessed and updated over an existing delivery infrastructure such as internal company networks, the Internet, Web servers, CD-ROM and Flash devices. The application can be run on-demand on locked down desktops, offline laptops, Terminal Servers and Citrix environments.

Founded in 1999, Thinstall has been deployed to millions of desktops around the world. Customers include GE, the US Department of Defense, Qualcomm, Lucent, Northrop Grumman, Morgan Stanley, T-Systems, and Abbott Labs. Thinstall is privately held with company headquarters in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.thinstall.com/ or call 415-274-2558.

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CONTACT: Kaye McKinzie of Quatrain PR, +1-415-927-7365, or
[email protected], for Thinstall

Web site: http://www.thinstall.com/

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