InstallFree Inc. is a privately held company, backed by Ignition Partners and Trilogy Equity Partners, with headquarters in Stamford, CT and offices located worldwide. InstallFree specializes in Application Virtualization and delivery, based on their proprietary application virtualization technology that works on a variety ofMicrosoft Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Terminal Server and Citrix XenApp.
InstallFree was founded in early 2006 by Yori Gabay (now CEO) and Netzer Shlomai (now CTO), both former employees of Gteko Ltd, an automated support company acquired by Microsoft in November 2006 for $120 million. InstallFree launched its first product, Bridge Suite version 1.0, in April 2008, and issued its second release in September 2008 shortly after securing $8.5 million in financing led by Ignition Partners and Trilogy Equity Partners.
InstallFree’s application virtualization and delivery platforms allow enterprises to deliver encapsulated Windows software applications through a unique “Infrastructure Free” approach. All of InstallFree’s products are completely free of installation including its management console, authoring tools and end-point agents. Other than the unique “Infrastructure Free” approach, InstallFree offers some other unique capabilities such as:
- Complete user autonomy from within virtual applications that run in a locked-down environment (Guest/Limited accounts).
- Run-time dynamic binding of separately packaged applications, add-ons and updates.
- Complete shell integration and inter-connectivity with the host’s shell and other applications (virtual and non-virtual) without using intrusive technologies and without requiring pre-configuration.
Currently InstallFree provides two deployment platforms: InstallFree Bridge and InstallFree MiniBridge. The company is expected to announce its third product, InstallFree Desktop, during 2010
InstallFree Nexus is a cloud-based platform that enables real-time access to applications using pure HTML 4/5, and connects them to cloud-based storage services. InstallFree Nexus leverages InstallFree’s market-leading virtualization and layering technology to achieve unprecedented efficiency and performance.
InstallFree Nexus utilizes a connector-based architecture that makes it possible to add additional applications, functionality and use cases over time.
Microsoft Office on iPad and Beyond
InstallFree Nexus makes it possible to use full versions of Microsoft Office on any device. You can access the applications with nothing but a web browser.
In addition, InstallFree Nexus provides seamless integration between Office and popular cloud document storage services like Dropbox, enabling 100% PC-free document editing with 100% fidelity.
Flash, Silverlight and Java on iPad and Beyond
InstallFree Nexus makes it possible to use rich web applications written in Flash, Silverlight and Java on any device. All you need is a browser. We do the rest.
Cloud Storage Connectors
InstallFree Nexus employes a virtual file system that provides storage aggregation from multiple cloud serivces, so that users can always access, view and edit their documents from any device with 100% fidelity. No limited viewers necessary. We use the real thing.