Michel RothRES Workspace Manager 2014 Service Release 2 (SR2) is now available. SR2 includes new key functionality, platform updates, and customer-requested enhancements that further enable our customers to deliver a highly scalable, secure, and fast workspace; delivering a great experience for the end user and easier management for IT.

The following are highlights of some of the great functionality in SR2.



Deep Integration and Support for Citrix XenApp 7.6

Citrix Ready 2In addition to our existing support for Citrix XenDesktop 7.0, 7.1 and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5, SR2 adds deep integration and support for the recently released Citrix XenApp 7.6.

RES Software is a long-standing Citrix partner with a large percentage of our customers using our technology to enhance their Citrix deployments. This commitment is continued today providing more joint value to our customers.


Support for VMware Horizon View 6 and VMware ThinApp 5.1

vmware joint logosAs a part of our efforts to enable our customers to maximize the value of their VMware deployments for both IT administrators and end users, SR2 has been updated to support VMware Horizon View 6.0 as well as VMware ThinApp 5.1.


Application Security 2.0: File Hashing

securitySR2 enhances the proven application security feature of RES Workspace Manager by adding an extra level of security based on optional file hashes. This provides ultimate control over any applications that are run, or should be blocked, in the customer’s environment.

Through application whitelisting, customers can enforce application security based on file hashes, guaranteeing that only a specific version of an application is allowed to run. Additionally, customers can guarantee that a certain version of an application will never run anywhere in the organization, period. This is ideal for providing protection against security threats like Heartbleed, for example.


Additional Features of RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2

There are loads of other great features in SR2 like:

  • New App-V 5 integration capabilities
  • New automation capabilities for the configuration of RES Workspace Manager
  • Improved user session management options
  • Integration with RES VDX 2014 (reverse seamless technology)

For the full list of new features you can see the release notes. For the SR2 downloads and associated documents you can visit support.ressoftware.com. Also, continue to follow us here on the RES Software blog as we will be diving deeper into the new functionality in the coming weeks. Once you’ve had time to try SR2 yourself, let us know what you think.