By Tony Kay-Oracle on Sep 23, 2016
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Oracle has released some important Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop which customers should be aware of.
These critical patch clusters are available for immediate download and installation, as described in the following version-specific announcements:
Patch Set Updates are available for all active Long Term Support (LTS) maintenance releases, as enumerated within the Secure Global Desktop Release Announcement Reference (1597467.1). No other versions of SGD are designated to receive a formal PSU. Administrators of earlier releases—(i.e. 4.5, 4.60, 4.61, 4.62, or 4.70)—must move to a designated maintenance release in order to apply these comprehensive solutions.
ACTION REQUIRED: The Oracle Support team would like to stress the importance of the immediate consideration and installation of the December 2013 PSUs, as planned updates to the Java plug-in will adversely impact the user experience of all unpatched versions of Secure Global Desktop prior to Secure Global Desktop 5.10.
These changes will require proactive action on behalf of SGD Administrators to prevent service interruption when the forthcoming updates planned for Java do arrive.
Additional information regarding this particular scenario is described within a dedicated knowledge article:
To help us design Oracle Secure Global Desktop better, we would like to collect feedback from our customers about their deployments with Oracle Secure Global Desktop via a short, simple 11 question survey. This survey is for those customers and partners who have deployed Oracle Secure Global Desktop in production environments and can be specific about the product features and/or product dependencies they find important and useful.
We appreciate a few minutes of your time filling this survey out. Here is the link to the survey.
We are please to announce that Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0 is now certified for use with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 virtual environments acting as desktop clients connecting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environments. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server are certified. These combinations may also be used in conjunction with Oracle VM, if required.
Oracle E-Business Suite customers and partners may now use Oracle Secure Global Desktop as an access layer for Oracle Applications, knowing that Oracle certifies this particular scenario. For more details, please refer to this Oracle E-Business Suite technology blog or My Oracle Support (Note 1491211.1)
Today, we are pleased to announce support for what has been one of Oracle Secure Global Desktop's most widely anticipated features - support for iPad via Oracle Secure Global Desktop version 5.0! Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0 provides anywhere access to cloud-hosted and on-premise enterprise applications and desktops (workspaces) from Apple iPad and iPad mini tablets, without the need for a VPN client. In addition, since we leverage HTML5 to provide browser-based access inside Apple iPad and iPad mini tablets, users need not download, maintain, configure and update specific client applications from the App Store.
This new release delivers significant enhancements which provide simple mobile access, enhanced security, full user productivity, security enhancements, session mobility, improved performance and expanded server, client and browser support.
Oracle's press announcement regarding this release can be found here.
For more information, you can also view the videos below (click to go to the video page and play):
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Secure Global Desktop version 4.63. This version includes several bug fixes and also updates to components of the Oracle Secure Global Desktop web server. Specifically, the Oracle Secure Global Desktop web server now supports Apache HTTP Server 2.2.24, OpenSSL 1.0.0.k, mod_jk 1.2.37, Tomcat 6.0.36 and JDK 1.6.0_43.
For information on downloading Oracle Secure Global Desktop version 4.63, please visit here.
Airbus, a world leader in the civil air transport market, employs approximately 52,000 people at sixteen sites in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain. The company relies on partnerships with major companies around the world and has a network of 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries.
Airbus uses Oracle Secure Global Desktop to provide a dispersed workforce of aircraft designers, structural engineers, and other essential, ground-based staff with secure, real-time access to test results during flight trials. Technical teams no longer need to travel to the company’s center in Toulouse, and experts have the ability to start to evaluate results immediately. Using Oracle Secure Global Desktop has helped Airbus accelerate compliance with global aviation regulations, complete tests required by potential customers more quickly, and reduce time to market for new aircraft.
"Oracle Secure Global Desktop enables us to deliver real-time flight
test data direct from the cockpit to any number of designers, engineers,
component manufacturers, and other authorized users, regardless of
location or client device." – Ghislain Banville, IT Architect, Flight
Test Data Equipment, Airbus
Capgemini, one of the world's largest management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies, is an Oracle Secure Global Desktop customer and uses it to provide secure, remote access to 1) corporate applications centralized in the datacenter and 2) desktops hosted on Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Earlier this month, one of Capgemini's government customers in Holland were advised to avoid traveling to work, due to a heavy snowstorm. This resulted in a lot of employees working from home. Thankfully due to their deployment of the Oracle Secure Global Desktop gateway, employees were able to easily access their corporate applications and desktops from home and anywhere outside of their office. Capgemini reports that during the days of the snowstorm, a record number of users leveraged Oracle Secure Global Desktop (servers and gateway). Despite this record usage, Oracle Secure Global Desktop remained perfectly stable and allowed users to seamlessly access their applications and desktops.
This is a great example of how Oracle Secure Global Desktop allows employee productivity and business continuity even during severe weather conditions such as snowstorms. We are delighted to have enabled business continuity for Capgemini's customers, and look forward to our continued relationship with Capgemini.
Next, we talked at length with Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth on Brian and Gabe LIVE about Oracle Secure Global Desktop. Click here or on the screenshot below to go to the brianmadden.com video. Part 1 focuses on Oracle Secure Global Desktop.
The analysts are talking about us, too. When we released Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7, Chris Wolf over at Gartner had this to say on Twitter.
Last, just a quick reminder for existing Oracle Applications customers that Oracle Secure Global Desktop is easy for you to leverage for secure application access. Oracle Secure Global desktop is certified for use with Oracle browser-based applications such as Primavera, E-Business Suite and with Exalogic. Steven Chan over at the E-Business Suite Technology blog gives a great explanation of how Oracle Secure Global Desktop works with E-Business Suite, as an example.
As the title says, lots of great stuff going on!
We are proud to announce the certification of Oracle Secure Global Desktop for use with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 virtualized environments acting as desktop clients connecting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environments. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server are certified. These combinations may also be used in conjunction with Oracle VM, if required.
Oracle E-Business Suite customers and partners may now use Oracle Secure Global Desktop as an access layer for Oracle Applications, knowing that Oracle fully certifies this particular scenario. For more details, please refer to this Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog or My Oracle Support (Note 1491211.1)
For more details regarding Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7, please refer to the Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.7 documentation.
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