Citrix Offers GoToMyPC in Japan Through Partners KDDI Corporation and Ascentech K.K.
Award-Winning Remote Access Product Now Available and Supported in Japanese
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citrix today announced it is offering its market-leading, cloud-based remote access product, Citrix GoToMyPC®, to customers in Japan through partnerships with KDDI Corporation and Ascentech K.K. These partners will deliver GoToMyPC both as a standalone solution and as an integrated service offering, giving their customers a simple, reliable and secure solution to access files, programs, email and networks on their Mac or PC from any web browser, iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. Each partner will also provide customer support in Japanese.
Tools that support new mobile workstyles are increasingly important as companies look for ways to improve mobility, business continuity and productivity while reducing costs. Recent research has shown that 77 percent of Japanese smartphone users access web-based and mobile apps daily, emphasizing the reliance on mobile devices to access and get work done on the go. According to a study by the Bank of Japan, 97 percent of those surveyed had reviewed their business continuity plans following the March 2011 megaquake and tsunami and 70 percent reported "some inadequacies remain" with their current plans.
"Whether you're home working after hours, commuting or traveling on business, it is more important than ever for global employees to have secure access to their files and programs, wherever they are," said Mike Musson, vice president of strategy and business development for the Online Services Division at Citrix. "We're pleased to partner with KDDI and Ascentech, two leading business solution providers, so that more companies can benefit from the workforce flexibility and productivity GoToMyPC can offer."
As Japan's second largest telecommunications carrier, KDDI Corporation has a proven track record in Japan and a longstanding reputation for quality and reliability, offering both mobile and fixed-line services.
According to KDDI's Product Planning Division, "Business continuity and increased productivity are key to the success of Japan's workforce. Through KDDI's partnership with Citrix, the company can now offer its customers a fast and secure solution in GoToMyPC that gives users the flexibility to access their important files and programs on their Mac or PC from their tablet, smartphone, or laptop, anywhere in the world."
Ascentech K.K. is a major distributor of leading edge technologies in Japan. The company is also a Citrix distributor in Japan and has extensive experience providing business productivity solutions to the Japanese market.
"We are looking forward to providing GoToMyPC to the Japanese market and extending its benefits to customers," said Mr. Naohiro Sato, CEO, Ascentech K.K. "With its market leadership and reputation for delivering security levels that meet the highest banking and financial industry requirements, GoToMyPC provides a valuable, affordable and easily adoptable cloud-based remote access solution. The product also enables maximum business flexibility through its simple-to-use design and mobile features. We're ready to support the needs of new GoToMyPC Japanese customers."
GoToMyPC Offers Customers Secure Anywhere Access
GoToMyPC is the market leading cloud-based remote access product that allows users to securely access their Mac or PC from any web browser - whether that's from another PC or mobile iOS or Android device - ensuring users never need to go without files, programs or email. The advent of GoToMyPC created the remote access market more than 10 years ago, and the product's simplicity, reliability and convenience constantly renders high customer loyalty and ratings. In addition, the remote access product has won many industry awards and high rankings by industry watchers: the mobile app was recognized as one of the 100 Best iPad Apps by PC Magazine and IDC has consecutively named GoToMyPC as the market leader among remote access solutions for the past five years.
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