Lenovo has announced that the Lenovo Intelligent Client solution is now available in the China Market. Lenovo Intelligent Client is powered by Citrix XenClient and allows enterprises to implement a fully secure and centrally managed client virtualization solution delivering the ability for users to work securely, seamlessly and efficiently from anywhere – even while offline.

Today’s enterprises are increasingly facing more stringent regulatory and security requirements while needing to protect company assets and exceed high service levels demanded by a competitive organization. However, the increasing number of laptops proliferating in the workplace along with the ever-increasing demands from both the business and users continues to challenge the IT organization. The result is a high level of complexity, increased security risk and often a compromised user experience that requires additional management tools resulting in higher support costs.

Citrix is partnering with Lenovo and Intel to address this business challenge and to optimize Citrix XenClient across the Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad product families, including innovative new devices such as the M Series Tiny Desktops and X1 Carbon Ultrabook.  In a single solution, Lenovo Intelligent Client brings desktop virtualization to enterprise desktops and laptops offering full security, unmatched reliability and control with a great user experience. Additionally, the Lenovo solution dramatically reduces the level of IT support required, resulting in a much lower total cost of ownership than traditional PC management implementations.

View the entire Lenovo press release here in Simplified Chinese language.  Below are key highlights from the Lenovo issued release;

“Lenovo Partners with Citrix to Announce Lenovo Intelligent Client Solution to China Market”

“Lenovo has officially announced Intelligent Desktop Virtualization Solution (Lenovo Intelligent Client). This solution combines centralized manageability and distributed execution based on desktop virtualization. It uses local virtualization technology to provide centralized, scalable, simple, flexible and low-risk desktop solution utilizing existing equipment, meanwhile it can secure data, help users to simplify IT management and control risk based on type 1 Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV) technology, which ensures that the enterprise IT environment stably runs in a desktop virtualization environment. Lenovo Intelligent Client solution is developed collaboratively by Lenovo, Citrix the leader in Desktop Virtualization and Intel – a world leader in computing innovation.

Lenovo Intelligent Client (LIC) provides high performance, low investment, easy deployment and easy management, which can fully meet enterprise-level requirement in the areas of centralized management, data security and fast IT response. Moreover, Lenovo LIC provides a reliable solution for enterprises to enable the mobile office and to effectively manage access to information, even when a device is lost or an employee leaves the company.

Lenovo Intelligent Client virtualizes local PC hardware and gives control of the hypervisor to IT managers providing centralized management and data security. Lenovo LIC solution is optimized for Intel-based ThinkPad and ThinkCentre platforms, including those with Intel Core vPro Processors.   IT managers can deploy, distribute and update OS/software/policy via network, achieving centralized management; Data management policy can be applied flexibly according to company strategy to ensure security. Additionally, Lenovo LIC solution provides hotkey switchovers between multiple operation systems, which not only aligns to the current PC Consumerization trend, but also can help organizations manage BYOD requirements. With offline mobile access, ThinkPad users now have full access to business desktops and apps from anywhere.”

“Lenovo Intelligent Client solutions are designed to enhance central management and data security with uncompromised performance for end users in China,”  Tom Shell, VP and GM of Lenovo Global ThinkCentres & ThinkVision Business Unit, “Our strategic partnership with Citrix made it possible to take ThinkCentre desktops and all Think brand products to these new heights.”

“We are pleased to partner closely with Lenovo and Intel in bringing Lenovo Intelligent Client to the China market.  In a single solution, LIC brings desktop virtualization to enterprise desktops and laptops by offering full security, unmatched reliability and control with a great usage experience – even when needing to work offline” noted Mitch Parker, VP and GM of Client Virtualization at Citrix.