Remote Access Software Now Available to Mac Users
RENTON, Wash. - November 28th, 2007 - SWsoft, maker of Parallels award-winning virtualization software, announced today that 1stWorks Corporation has joined the Parallels Partner Program. 1stWorks will leverage the program's ISV Initiative to deliver its Files2Phones software to Mac users for the first time.
1stWorks' Files2Phones is a powerful desktop application that enables an Apple iPhone to function as a real-time remote control for the computer - securely, using encryption to protect your data in transit. Any application or file type, document, presentation, spreadsheet, CAD drawing, even a custom application - any application that can be opened on the desktop can now be viewed, controlled and updated remotely from the iPhone while the original data stays securely on the PC.
Via the Parallels ISV Initiative, Files2Phones is now available to the Mac community through the use of SWsoft desktop virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac.
The ISV Initiative is designed to enable Windows platform software vendors to quickly and easily extend their reach to the fast-growing Mac market by taking advantage of Parallels virtualization software for Windows and Mac OS X. Software vendors receive streamlined application compatibility testing, technical support, sales support and co-marketing opportunities. The Parallels Partner Program provides customized access, tools and resources to technology, services and channel partners that enable them to drive customer acquisition and revenue.
"By certifying our products with Parallels, Mac users will be able to leverage Files2Phones' powerful remote access and computing capabilities for the iPhone, which were previously only available for the Windows platform," said Nigel Spicer, President of 1stWorks Corporation. "We're impressed with the strength of the Parallels virtual machine technology and are confident that our customers will have a great user experience. This opens up significant new markets for us."
"We are thrilled to be able to bring Files2Phones to iPhone users who prefer the Mac platform through the Parallels ISV Initiative," said Bryan Goode, Director of Parallels Business Development, SWsoft "1stWorks is a great example of how the Parallels Desktop 3.0 platform is helping Windows-oriented software companies extend their reach into the Mac market. For more information about the ISV Initiative, go to http://www.parallels.com/en/partners/isv.
About 1stWorks Corporation
1stWorks Corp. is a real-time software communications company with solutions for secure collaboration, conferencing and multimedia content delivery — incorporating its patented data compression technology, Quantized Indexing. More than ten thousand customers worldwide in more than 70 countries already use its hotComm software platform. 1stWorks was founded in 2000 by executives from several earlier successful companies and is located near Boston. For more information, go to www.1stworks.com.
About Parallels Virtualization Products
Parallels, an SWsoft company, provides innovative desktop and server virtualization software for Windows, the Macintosh, and Linux. Recently ranked #6 on PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007" list and already used by more than half a million people worldwide, Parallels virtualization technology is revolutionizing the way we use computers. For more information on Parallels products, please visit www.parallels.com.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software is used by 700,000 customers in 125 countries. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.
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