Kidaro challenges VMware with new To-Go feature

Before VMware is able to release second version of its Assured Computing Environment (ACE) as part of Workstation 6.0 (so to reach a much wider audience than first one), Kidaro promotes its alternative with the new To-Go offering.

Quoting from the official announcement:

Kidaro, provider of desktop virtualization solutions for the enterprise without boundaries, has announced the availability of the Kidaro Corporate “To-Go” for a USB flash drive. Using this new offering, organizations can hand out a USB drive with a fully operable, encrypted corporate-managed desktop to any user – work-at-home employees, road warriors, and subcontractors – instead of giving them a corporate laptop or
building a server infrastructure for remote desktops. End-users just plug the USB drive in to their workstation, regardless of hardware or setup, authenticate and gain immediate access to policy-based corporate applications and resources, right from their Start menu or web browser, without any “virtual machine” training required….

Similarly to VMware ACE, Kidaro Managed Workspace provides a security wrapper with centralized policies for virtual machines, and now, just like ACE 2.0 will do, allows users to run them from a USB drive. The biggest difference is Kidaro it’s not stick on a specific virtualization platform, supporting both VMware and Microsoft virtual machines.