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Virtual Computer Selected as Finalist for 2011 Red Herring 100 Global Award

Market Leader Builds on Recognition by Wall Street Journal Technology Awards, VMworld Desktop Virtualization Awards, and Intel Desktop Virtualization Survey (December 15, 2011)

WESTFORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Virtual Computer, the market leader in Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV), announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global Award, a prestigious award recognizing private technology companies from across the globe. Virtual Computer has made a breakthrough in desktop virtualization that radically expands the capabilities of PCs while slashing management costs. Virtual Computer offers the only desktop virtualization solution to combine a type-1 client hypervisor with an integrated centralized management system. It delivers full control over PCs to IT and new productivity advantages to users -- like fast booting to access the web and running multiple personalities (e.g., corporate and personal) on a single machine.

Virtual Computer was carefully selected by the Red Herring editorial team after being judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, revenue growth, management's execution standards, globalization of the strategy, and market share growth. The winners of this esteemed award have demonstrated the most innovative technologies and business models originating from more than 1,000 companies across nearly 50 nations.

"Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments," stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. "2011 has confirmed the sector's vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. Virtual Computer has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists."

"We are honored to be recognized by Red Herring for this prestigious award," said Dan McCall, president and CEO at Virtual Computer. "We focused on delivering an approach to desktop virtualization that solves the problems that IT is looking to address, delivers dramatic costs savings, and delights end users. We're excited to see that Virtual Computer NxTop is receiving such positive acclamation from customers, analysts, and prominent industry awards."

Virtual Computer was recently recognized by the 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and the Best of VMworld 2011 Awards for Desktop Virtualization solutions. Virtual Computer was also ranked in the top four desktop virtualization providers in an independent survey conducted by Intel of over 200 IT professionals. In that survey, Virtual Computer was the only private company to make it into the top four providers, with the others each have market capitalizations exceeding $10 billion.

Virtual Computer offers free trials of its flagship product, NxTop, at Because NxTop does not require the infrastructure that other desktop virtualization solutions require, most organizations can get a virtualized desktop environment running in less than 90 minutes using their existing infrastructure.

About Virtual Computer
Virtual Computer is the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, combining centralized management with local execution. The company's flagship product, Virtual Computer NxTop, makes managing thousands of desktops and laptops as easy as managing one, while offering new levels of flexibility and productivity to end-users. NxTop delivers ultra-fast native PC performance, complete mobility, and better manageability than VDI for a fraction of the cost. More information is available at Follow us on Twitter:

NxTop is a registered trademark of Virtual Computer. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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