VMware Horizon Application Manager, also known as Horizon App Manager, is an enterprise service for managing access to software.
With VMware Horizon Application Manager, employees can use any Internet-capable device to access applications through a secure web portal. Essentially, Horizon App Manager extends an enterprise's directory services into the cloud and third-party software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, allowing an IT administrator to enforce policies and security settings through Active Directory.
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VMware Horizon Application Manager debuted as a cloud service in May 2011. With the release of version 1.5 in May 2012, VMware added an on-premises version. The product will be part of the VMware Horizon Suite, announced at VMworld 2012, which will also include Horizon Data (formerly Octopus) for cloud file-sharing and Horizon Mobile for mobile virtualization and application management.
In 2013, VMware released a new end-user computing platform called Horizon Suite, which took most of the Horizon Application Manager functionality and put it in a new product called Horizon Workspace.
Noah Wasmer, Director of Product Management at VMware, provides an overview of Horizon App Manager.