Here are just some of the key features of a ThinLinc system.
SSH-encrypted traffic, with multiple authentication methods.
All traffic between the ThinLinc client and server is encrypted over a secure SSH tunnel, eliminating the need for VPN services and ensuring your connections are safe even when connecting over the Internet. Multiple authentication methods offer both flexibility and secure login.
Supports printing directly from your remote desktop, both to locally attached printers and network-based ones.
ThinLinc's "nearest" printer queue can intelligently route your print job to the printer nearest your location, while "thinlocal" will print to the client's default printer. Administrators have the ability to lock down printer access, so that only printers relevant to the user can be used. This minimizes confusion for the end user, and makes sure that print jobs don't go missing or get sent to the wrong printer.
Publish individual Linux-based applications to your choice of client OS
Publishing of individual Linux applications to a local desktop means that users have access to server-based applications without having to worry about which platform it is running on, or even where it is running.
Server-side graphic acceleration gives high performance for graphic-intensive applications
Server-side graphic accelleration is supported for OpenGL applications running on Linux, so even the most modest of client platforms experience high-performance graphics for CAD/CAM applications.
ThinLinc's large feature set makes it suitable for a wide range of environments and purposes
Performance and Functionality
ThinLinc has a wide range of features designed to fit most scenarios, including optimisations to the VNC protocol which give a local desktop experience. Server-side graphic accelleration for OpenGL-based Linux applications is supported.
Access from any device, anywhere - from dedicated thin-terminals to HTML5 in-browser.
Your desktop, data and applications are always available even when away from your computer, thanks to remote desktop publishing support on a wide range of client devices. Your desktop remains exactly as you left it, even when switching clients, with a wide range of supported platforms including Mac, Windows and HTML5.
Support Windows, Linux and UNIX applications in the same environment.
Windows applications can easily be published to a Linux desktop, meaning that you don't need to switch environments just for the sake of a single application. Switching between Linux and Windows environments is also supported with a profile menu at login.
Wide range of supported platforms, easily integrated with existing infrastructure.
Freedom and Flexibility
Support for authenticating against existing sources such as LDAP and Active Directory makes ThinLinc a drop-in solution in most environments. Windows and Linux desktops and applications can often be published from existing servers reducing startup costs.
Support for multiple authentication methods including password, smart-card and public key.
Secure authentication methods such as smart-card, kerberos and public key are available in ThinLinc to ensure users will always be able to log in safely. One-time passwords via SMS and RADIUS are also supported.
Hot-desking allows a seamless transition between client devices, increasing mobility.
No more being restricted to a single workstation - ThinLinc enables users to easily move location without losing where they left off. Desktops move seamlessly between devices, including from the office PC to the laptop for when you need to work on the go.
Whether supporting 10 or 10,000 users, ThinLinc is scalable and reliable.
High Availability and Load Balancing
Built-in load balancing distributes users' sessions evenly between servers in a ThinLinc cluster; adding more servers to a cluster to cope with higher loads is a simple task. If one server in a cluster fails or is taken down for maintenance, availability of the cluster is not affected.