Stratodesk NoTouch is an innovative, flexible and secure VDI endpoint software for new or repurposed PCs and thin clients. By combining Stratodesk NoTouch OS and NoTouch Center with the latest Citrix Workspace solutions, organizations will achieve the most cost effective work from anywhere solution while enhancing user experience and streamlining admin workloads.

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Compatibility

  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
    7.15 LTSR
  • down-arrow HDX Realtime Optimization Pack
    2.4 LTSR

Product Details

NoTouch™ is an HDX ready, hardware-agnostic (x64,x86, and ARM/Raspberry Pi) operating system and management suite for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VDI endpoints.

NoTouch OS, with the latest Citrix Workspace app pre-installed, unifies and standardizes Citrix VDI endpoints while delivering unchallenged deployment and management options. In addition, Stratodesk NoTouch OS is the operating system of the Citrix Ready workspace hub (previously known as Citrix HDX Ready Pi).

The product consists of:

Stratodesk NoTouch OS: Supercharges Your VDI Endpoints
NoTouch OS is a Linux-based, secure, minimal-footprint operating system that runs on PCs, thin clients and laptops and even Raspberry Pis. With NoTouch OS you can eliminate Windows entirely-essentially turning your endpoint device into secure, minimal footprint NoTouch endpoints. NoTouch OS always has the latest Citrix Workspace with Day One support.

Stratodesk NoTouch Center: Productivity Boost for Administrators
NoTouch Center, a web-based management software, helps IT administrators configure, update and manage NoTouch endpoints – all from a single screen. NoTouch Center provides full control over endpoints, helping with compliance while protecting customer privacy. Supporting inheritance of settings, NoTouch Center makes it easy to set up and configure groups and push out updates to all NoTouch endpoints. Other NoTouch Center features include multiple user roles, monitoring, asset management and asset tracking, helpdesk, support for Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), Role Based Access Controls and more. NoTouch Center is the enterprise-grade solution that reduces system administrator time while keeping the entire VDI environment operating at peak performance.

Stratodesk Virtual Appliance: Client Hosting and VDI Management
The Stratodesk Virtual Appliance simplifies VDI deployments. This 64-bit Linux-based appliance comes preconfigured to run in environments such as Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer as well as other popular server virtualization solutions. Stratodesk Virtual Appliance includes NoTouch Center and a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) used to bring up NoTouch OS on diskless machines. An easy-to-use web-based administration interface makes it easy to perform tasks such as updating endpoints and backing up the Virtual Appliance. Stratodesk Virtual Appliance can also store files locally for update, distribution and network boot –no external database needed.

The virtual appliance can also be run from a public cloud infrastructure (available within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace) or subscribed to as a service hosted by Stratodesk.

Features

OS Features:

  • Pure software solution (x64, x86 and ARM/Raspberry Pi) with various deployment and boot options ( e.g. “live boot” from USB stick, network boot (PXE), as well as standard installation on hard disk or flash drive).
  • Secure and purposely built for the enterprise
  • Multiple Kernel Support
  • Extends the life of existing desktop hardware
  • Secures initial investment in hardware
  • Unifies client network (only one PC and thin client OS and only one management solution)
  • Full HDX support: Flash Redirection, Skype for Business, H.264
  • Smartcard Support (including CAC) and SingleSignOn Support
  • Ability to run popular communication tools like Microsoft Teams or Zoom locally on the endpoint, reducing complexity and reducing load on the Citrix servers
  • Using the “Extension” -feature you can easily add security addons or install additional browsers (to mention just a few) on the endpoint

Management Features:

  • Easy-to-use management suite with asset tracking, reporting engine, user roles, and easy certificate handling. Fully configurable, highly scalable, and enterprise-ready.
  • Granular role-based access and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) are available
  • On or off-premise hosted VA with NoTouch Center and PXE server pre-setup
  • Cloud-based discovery and enrollment of endpoints
  • Shadowing, LDAP Filters, REST API, Inheritance, RBAC, and more.