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IGEL & Lenovo extend partnership for global enhanced device launch
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024

IGEL and Lenovo have announced an expanded partnership, which will bring to market Lenovo devices enhanced with IGEL's operating system (OS) on a global basis. According to today's announcement, Lenovo's ThinkPad L14 Gen 4 Intel and AMD notebooks, as well as the ThinkCentre Neo50q thin client and M75q tiny desktop, will now come pre-installed with an integrated license of IGEL OS.

IGEL's Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Jim Airdo, highlighted the benefits of this collaboration. "Together, IGEL and Lenovo are making it easy to benefit from IGEL’s enterprise-class OS that has been designed for secure access to SaaS, DaaS and VDI environments," said Airdo.

He added, "This means increased device availability for customers that want to empower their end-users and secure their enterprise using our advanced Preventative Security Model."

According to Jonathan Pollock, Lenovo's Director of Commercial Software, the integration of IGEL's transformative endpoint OS into Lenovo's commercial devices will aid organisations by "securing their employee computing experiences while simplifying manageability and control for the IT teams that support them."

Lenovo's Thinkpad L14 Gen 4 Intel and AMD notebooks, ThinkCentre Neo50q thin client and M75q tiny desktop will now come with IGEL OS integrated as the default operating system. The OS is included in the device purchase, without additional license requirements, leading to simplified procurement and deployment.

The partnership has already benefited Debeka, a Germany-based leader in insurance services. Deputy Head of Infrastructure as a Service, Thomas Alt, revealed: "With Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks, powered by IGEL OS, we have been able to quickly enable 2,000 employees to work from home securely and productively." He further praised the devices' ability to facilitate remote work without compromising power or security.

IGEL's Linux-based operating system is notable for its advanced preventative security model, designed to eliminate endpoint vulnerabilities. Aptly suited for VDI, DaaS, SaaS, and secure browsing use cases, Lenovo devices with integrated IGEL OS aim to provide a superior user experience that is seamless to manage.

Devices featuring the integrated IGEL OS are available now from any Lenovo authorised channel, globally. They will be showcased at the upcoming NerdioCon 2024 conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, between February 12 – 16, 2024.

IGEL provides a secure endpoint OS for enterprises now and next. Designed for VDI, DaaS, SaaS and secure browsing, IGEL OS delivers a first-class user experience while being seamless to manage – saving money, fuelling growth, supporting sustainability and driving organisations forward. IGEL OS supports a Zero Trust approach to security through the unique IGEL Preventative Security Model removing the attack vectors often exploited by bad actors. Trusted by healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and government leaders worldwide, IGEL has a growing ecosystem of more than 125 integrated IGEL Ready ecosystem partners and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.

Lenovo is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #217 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Lenovo has built on its success as a PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services.