SOURCE: Ericom Software

October 25, 2005 11:00 ET

PowerTerm WebConnect Could Disrupt the Balance of Power in the Server-Based Computing Arena, Says Influential Butler Group

Technology Audit Identifies Substantial Management, Operational and Cost Advantages in Ericom's Solution

CLOSTER, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2005 -- Ericom® Software, a leading provider of enterprise-wide application access & delivery solutions, today announced that PowerTerm WebConnect version 5.5, the latest release of its server-based computing solution, was positively reviewed in the October 2005 Software Infrastructure Technology Audit by the Butler Group.

Butler Group is Europe's leading independent IT Research and Advisory organization, and their Technology Audits are independent objective assessments of IT solutions available to today's enterprises.

In the Software Infrastructure Technology Audit (available from the homepage at, Butler Group Analyst Alan Rodger notes that PowerTerm WebConnect "unifies delivery of Windows and legacy-based applications on a single desktop, with management from a single point of control."

The report specifically highlights PowerTerm WebConnect's RemoteView component, which Butler states, "has extended into the solution space occupied by Citrix's products, positioning as adding the important legacy host connectivity, while delivering the majority of most important access management features that Citrix products incorporate, with a significantly lower cost of ownership."

The Technology Audit also identifies the substantial management, operational and cost advantages over alternative server-based computing solutions. Butler comments that "a focus on cost saving and reducing the costs of ownership is demonstrable throughout the product's architecture, design, and features... finally enabling organizations to consider server-based computing on a strategic scale, rather than solely as a tactical solution."

The Software Infrastructure Technology Audit concludes that the "Butler Group believes that this is a well-placed product, by a well established company that has great experience in its market area -- PowerTerm WebConnect could disrupt the balance of power in the server-based computing arena."

Eran Heyman, Ericom's CEO commented, "PowerTerm WebConnect was designed for organizations seeking a comprehensive and reliable access solution for server and host-based applications. Butler Group's report notes the TCO gains achievable from a single solution and we at Ericom are delighted with the extremely positive third-party assessment of our PowerTerm WebConnect offering, reinforcing the value of our solution."

About Butler Group

Butler Group ( is Europe's leading independent IT Research and Advisory organisation. Its mission is to ensure that its clients are the most comprehensively informed IT and business managers on current, emerging, and future technology matters, and their impact on business -- in short, "Analysis without compromise." Butler Group has established an enviable reputation for the impartiality and incisiveness of its research and opinions. This is evidenced by a client base encompassing over 40% of the top 100 companies in each of Butler Group's key markets. Butler Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Datamonitor Plc (

About Ericom Software

Ericom Software is a leading provider of enterprise-wide application access and delivery solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications. More than a decade later, Ericom maintains its focus on the same core business, while adapting to new technologies enabling access to applications running on a wide range of enterprise computing resources. These include MS Windows Terminal Servers, legacy systems, and others. Ericom has a global presence in the United States and EMEA, and a worldwide network of distributors and partners. Ericom's expanding customer base, spanning 45 countries, is 30 thousand strong with over 5 million users.

For more information, visit the Ericom website at or call Ericom Software.

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