CLOSTER, New Jersey and WORCESTERSHIRE, England, November 6 /PRNewswire/ --

- Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust Implements Ericom's Alternative to Citrix -- PowerTerm(R) WebConnect

Ericom(R) Software, a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access solutions, is pleased to announce that Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust has selected PowerTerm(R) WebConnect Enterprise edition to provide employees with secure access to the Trust's central repository and applications via an enterprise portal.

The Trust provides healthcare services to approximately 340,000 people across Colchester and the surrounding area. It is the latest in a line of NHS Trusts to select Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect to deliver secure application access.

Ericom's PowerTerm product range has been deployed across the Trust since 2000, providing users with secure access to their core clinical and hospital administration applications. By expanding their use of Ericom's solutions, Essex Rivers Healthcare aims to improve application delivery and data access as part of their new Enterprise portal project, being co-managed with Omniplex, an accredited Ericom partner and a trusted reseller within the public sector.

Ian Platt, Managing Director Ericom UK, commented, "We have worked with Essex Rivers NHS Trust for many years and we are delighted to now be part of the new IT portal infrastructure. PowerTerm WebConnect is an ideal solution for the Trust which endeavours to provide secure access for users who need on-demand access to critical patient data."

As a part of the new infrastructure delivering application access to Essex Rivers Healthcare's NHS employees, Ericom's solution provides employees with secure on-demand access to Windows and legacy based applications.

As a Server-based Computing solution, Ericom's product delivers: -- Centralized management of applications and user configuration -- Secure on-demand application access - supports SSL encryption -- Complete control over access rights - integrates with Directory services -- Improved information confidentiality - no data copied onto clients -- Reduced the support overhead - with remote desktop support -- Improved employee and IT productivity - with access where it's needed

About Ericom

Ericom Software is a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, Blade PCs and legacy hosts. With offices in the United States, United Kingdom, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million installations. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com.

About Omniplex

Established in 1991, Omniplex is a UK supplier of IT infrastructure solutions to over 2000 organisations, including Tesco, nPower, Toshiba and LloydsTSB. Omniplex represents market leading software vendors across the spectrum of IT networking and security requirements, and provides consultancy and support services from its offices in Hertfordshire and Cheshire.

For more information about Omniplex and its products and services, please visit: http://www.omniplex.co.uk

Contact: Ericom US: Felicia Mutdhastira felicia@ericom.com +1-201-767-2210 x4313 Ericom UK: Tracy Dolphin tracy.dolphin@ericom.co.uk +44-0845-644-3597 Web site: http://www.ericom.com http://www.omniplex.co.uk

Ericom US: Felicia Mutdhastira, +1-201-767-2210 x4313, felicia@ericom.com, or Ericom UK: Tracy Dolphin, +44-0845-644-3597, tracy.dolphin@ericom.co.uk, both of Ericom Software