OTTAWA, June 13, 2022 (Globe Newswire) – Corel, A leader in professional creativity and productivity solutions, announced today that it has acquired Awingu, an undisclosed amount of secure remote access technology provider. Awingu will become a part of the parallel brand portfolio. The combination of Awingu and Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) platforms will give end users the extra flexibility and freedom they need to work securely from anywhere, anytime, on any device or OS. Parallels, part of the Corel Group, is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that provides remote access to virtual applications and desktops delivered via an on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based environment.
Ideal for both mid-market and large enterprises, Awingu It provides an easy-to-use and secure way for companies to work with policies from your own device (BYOD) or anywhere from a unified workspace. With the acquisition of this technology, Parallel RAS The platform will become a one-stop solution that enables customers to easily inherit and access cloud-native applications and files, where IT teams address concerns about data security and infrastructural complexity.
“The future of work is now; We are living it. The epidemic has further accelerated the need for companies to determine and relocate their remote and hybrid work infrastructures. Now, companies are exploring how they can ensure secure and efficient access as well as meet the flexibility employees want in their workplace, ”said Prashant Ketkar, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Corel. “We’re committed to helping companies navigate these changes in the workplace, and with Awingu we’re one step closer to improving the experience of every stakeholder who interacts with our products.”
Awingu will continue to work alongside parallel offers to provide safe remote workspaces for customers in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, government and telco verticals. In addition, Awingu will expand its integration with Parallels to accelerate innovation and provide integrated capabilities for secure remote access in both Legacy and Cloud-Native applications. It will provide on-premises resources, hybrid architecture and a variety of solutions for customers taking advantage of any cloud.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Corel organization with the Awingu team. Both companies have a customer-first mentality and share a mission to ensure a seamless, safe and efficient workplace wherever an employee is, “said Walter van Whitven, CEO, Awingu. “Together with Parallel RAS, we will bring to our customers a comprehensive, rich solution across the secure remote desktop and app streaming industry.” The Awingu team, including CEO Walter Van Yutven, will join Corel, bringing their strategic and engineering expertise to the company to help accelerate the product roadmap.
Unlike most solutions on the market, Awingu does not require a server or software agent to install on end-user devices. Awingu is “clientless” and runs entirely in browsers, where it integrates SaaS and legacy Windows or Linux applications, all company files and applications into one online workspace with a login. The ability to aggregate traffic provides an audit mechanism for securing operations in remote workspaces, enabling administrators to implement a zero-trust security solution at the edge. This ease of use and simplified deployment enables customers to implement Awingu in hours, not days, enabling IT departments of all sizes to secure remote workspaces for their end users. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Awingu has been named a Gartner cool seller in Unified Workspaces. Awingu is available in more than 20 countries and partners with organizations such as Microsoft, Blackberry, and Barracuda and serves clients such as Port of Antwerp, Peloton, UDLAP University, and ConvergeOne.
Corel is a KKR portfolio company. Awingu was previously supported by Pamica NV, an investment company owned by Michelle Ackerman, former executive chairman of Awingu.
Corel products enable millions of connected knowledge workers around the world to do great work quickly Offering some of the best-known software brands in the industry, we empower individuals and teams to create, collaborate and deliver impressive results. Our success is driven by our unwavering commitment to providing a wide portfolio of innovative applications – including CorelDRAW, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip – to inspire users and help them achieve their goals. To learn more about Corel, please visit www.corel.com.
Awingu is a browser-based “unified workspace” that allows users to work and collaborate from virtually anywhere, using any device compatible with HTML5 browsers. Awingu offers businesses the ease and convenience of platform-independent mobility and bring your own device. Awingu’s Zero requires client software installation, which makes IT administration extremely easy. Awingur is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, with offices in New York, USA.