HP Anyware and Anyware Manager Release Offers Enhanced Collaboration
Latest release includes enhanced multi-user collaboration, and federated authentication with single sign-on (SSO) functionality.
May 12, 2023
HP aims to deliver more flexibility and security features for hybrid workers with the 23.04 HP Anyware software release, the company reports. The latest release of HP Anyware, based on PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology, includes enhanced multi-user collaboration, and federated authentication with single sign-on (SSO) functionality.
IT administrators will also benefit from updates to Anyware Manager, the HP management plane that allows them to configure, manage and monitor the brokering of remote workstations for end users, HP reports.
With the 23.04 release, HP Anyware now includes the ability to collaborate with multiple users. Alongside the session owner, five collaborators can join a real-time collaboration session. All the session owner needs is a single invitation link to send to all five collaborators. If a collaborator drops out of the session, a new collaborator can be added, using that same invite.
All collaborators in a session will experience the same level of performance. The session owner can give edit control permissions to all or some of the users—if they have permissions, collaborators can then take control of the keyboard and mouse during the session.
Collaboration is available on Windows, Linux and MacOS devices. HP Anyware now includes additional peripheral support for Tangent Panels used for color grading.
Anyware Manager Advances Authentication
Anyware Manager, the brokering system in HP Anyware included with Anyware subscription plans, has been equipped with multifactor authentication (MFA) for years now, according to HP. The company has added federated user authentication, enabling organizations to use an Identity Provider (IdP) as the source to verify identity and to authenticate a user to their Windows desktop with single sign on.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.