IGEL OS is IGEL’s platform-independent Linux-based endpoint operating system designed for simple, smart, and secure access to virtual apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces. The Citrix Workspace and Workspace app with IGEL OS comprises an unbeatable combination to enable people to work from anywhere, using almost any device.

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Compatibility

  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
    2003, 2006
  • down-arrow Citrix Workspace app (Receiver)
    Citrix Workspace App for Linux
  • down-arrow HDX Realtime Optimization Pack
    2.8
  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Apps (XenApp)
    2003, 2006

Product Details

IGEL OS is IGEL’s platform-independent Linux-based endpoint operating system designed for simple, smart, and secure access to virtual apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces. The Citrix Workspace and Workspace app with IGEL OS comprises an unbeatable combination to enable people to work from anywhere, using almost any device.

IGEL OS turns any compatible x86-64 device (PC, laptop, tablet, or thin client) into a secure IGEL-managed endpoint. It provides outstanding audio, video, interactive graphics, and unified communications. Constantly updated with the latest versions of the most popular codecs and client protocols, users from engineers to designers to gamers can experience rich, immersive multimedia experiences.

Citrix Ready Technical Qualified Details

Client firmware: IGEL OS 11.04.100
Client OS Class: Linux
Client OS: Linux
Certified on Citrix versions: Citrix Workspace App for Linux, HDX Realtime Optimization Pack 2.8, Citrix Virtual Apps 2003, 2006, Citrix Virtual Desktops 2003, 2006
Certified on Endpoint Levels: Standard and Premium

Test Case Summary Results
Workspace Experience 2D Graphics - Server Rendered Virtual Apps Passed
Secure Web and SaaS Apps Passed
HDX Multi-Media Audio Recording and Playback Support Passed
Video Playback – Server Rendered Flash Passed
Video Playback – Server Rendered Windows Media Passed
Bi-directional Audio (VoIP) Passed
RealTime Webcam Compression Passed
Windows Media redirection Passed
HTML5 Video redirection Passed
Flash redirection* NA
Skype for Business Optimization Pack* Passed (720P HD)
HDX Integration Browser Content Redirection Passed
Citrix Gateway and Citrix ADM (formerly NetScaler MAS) verification NA
Citrix SD-WAN Optimization verification NA
Authentication HDX PIV Smartcard On-Premises Support Passed
Peripherals Common HDX Plug n Play Devices Redirection Passed
Specialty Devices Redirection - 3D Mouse Support Passed
Client Printing - Citrix Universal Printer Driver Passed
HDX Multi Monitor Support Passed
HDX Multi Monitor Support – 3D Apps Passed
HDX Graphics HDX 3D Pro Rich Graphics Apps Support Passed
Pixel Perfect Lossless Compression Passed
H265 decoding for graphics* NA

Features

IGEL OS 11.04 offers robust performance and support for an extended list of conferencing and collaboration solutions:

  • optimized for Microsoft Teams with the latest Citrix Workspace App client
  • integrated Zoom Plugin for Citrix, allowing all aspects of a Zoom web conference to run in the virtual environment while locally processing essential real-time communications components.
  • enhanced support for Cisco Webex Meetings VDI and Webex Teams VDI.

Advantages

The Citrix Workspace and Workspace app, along with IGEL OS, comprise an unbeatable combination to enable people to work from anywhere, using almost any device. 

View the Top Reasons to choose Citrix Workspace and IGEL. 

Hardware Agnostic
A highly secure Linux-based operating system for x86-64 machines built with industry-standard components, regardless of manufacturer, platform independent IGEL OS operates on compatible PCs, laptops, tablets, thin clients, accessing virtualized apps and cloud workspaces.

Cost Effective
Extending the life of existing hardware assets eliminates the disruption and cost of investing in new hardware. Future-proofing your infrastructure further reduces unnecessary IT expenditures and ensures easier scalability.

Built-in Enterprise-level Security
IGEL OS supports two-factor authentication, smart card readers, biometric scanners, and trusted execution. Additionally, as a modular, read only, highly secure Linux-based operating system and includes a complete “chain of trust” verification process from the processor (on select IGEL endpoint devices) or UEFI all the way to the host server or cloud. It is thus extremely resistant to manipulation, as well as viruses and other malware.

Easy Customization
From specialized functionality to corporate branding to screensavers that display corporate messaging, IGEL OS is designed for managed customization and cloud-based environments. It’s easy to make your endpoint devices look and perform exactly the way you want, without having to overhaul your backend infrastructure.

Modular Configuration
IGEL OS is designed to allow IT “turn off” unused features, giving back resources to the system. This keeps your endpoints as “thin” as possible, offering better endpoint usage control, and minimizing the attack surface of the device.

Enhanced User Experience
By moving desktop PC workloads from the endpoint into the cloud or a secure data center, which includes inherent fault tolerance and automated backups, you experience true efficiency while increasing security. Increase efficiency with significantly faster logins and application loading, more consistent operation, and significantly boosted performance in database lookup or query.

Broad Technology Partner Ecosystem
Solution integrations of more than 100 leading partners ensure the latest technologies: interfaces, authentication, dictation, e-signature, unified communications, printing, USB management, and many more.

Easy Management and Control
Universal Management Suite (UMS) software, IGEL’s management solution for IGEL OS-powered endpoints, enables a single IT endpoint administrator to fully manage and control tens of thousands of world-wide distributed endpoints.

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