CHERRY joins IGEL Ready Program as a Technology Partner

CHERRY joins a growing number of forward-thinking businesses integrating and validating its products through the new IGEL Ready program.

Auerbach, 20.07.2020 – CHERRY, the Auerbach-based computer input device specialist and IGEL, provider of a next-generation edge operating system (OS) for cloud workspaces, announced that CHERRY has joined the new IGEL Ready program as a Technology Partner. IGEL Ready opens the central enterprise software for technology companies like CHERRY to integrate and validate their products. In this way, IGEL can support business growth and provide flexible access to enterprise applications for joint customers of CHERRY and IGEL.

"At CHERRY, we not only attach great importance to the fact that our products are innovative. Safety and ergonomics also play a central role for us. This is why we commit ourselves to many different certifications in the development and manufacture of our products to provide our customers with the highest security level possible," says Dieter Klein, VP Business Unit Security & e-Health at Cherry GmbH. "The number of our certifications now exceeds 30, making CHERRY one of the world's most certified manufacturers of computer input devices - on average, our products have about five to six certifications! That's why the technology partnership with IGEL was an important part of our strategy to ensure that our products are as secure and compatible as possible."

For CHERRY, joining the IGEL Ready program means that customers can now rely on being able to securely access CHERRY's security product solutions from any device equipped with IGEL Technology. For example, the SECURE BOARD 1.0 keyboard enables authentication using smart cards and contactless cards or tags fitted with an RF/NFC interface. In addition, PIN entry is protected by encrypted transmission. This effectively prevents insider attacks with hardware keyloggers and bad USB devices. Another product in CHERRY's security portfolio is the Fingerprint ID Mouse MC 4900, which offers fast and secure log-on and user authentication with the fingerprint.

"The future of enterprise computing is in the cloud. The IGEL Ready program makes it easy for any company to deploy its applications to virtual desktops and cloud workspaces, reaching a new and relevant market and enabling world-class customer service," said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL. "We're excited that CHERRY is joining our growing network of more than 90 IGEL Ready partners and being part of a new movement in the end-user computing industry."

More than ever, providing customers and their employees with reliable, frictionless access to tools, applications, and services is critical for business continuity and growth. The IGEL Ready program ensures that partner applications are validated and shared and that their customers have access to updated and secure software. This new ecosystem enables customers to consider compatible devices and partner applications across a range of categories in the customer-facing IGEL Ready Showcase.

To explore the supported CHERRY products SECURE BOARD 1.0 and Fingertip ID Mouse MC 4900, visit:  

To learn more about the IGEL Ready ecosystem of solutions, visit

About IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company's world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP), and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable, and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86-64 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL's German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry's best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life), and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit


Cherry GmbH, headquartered in Auerbach / OPf., Germany, is a leading global manufacturer of computer input devices with a focus on office, gaming, industry, security, eHealth solutions, and switches for mechanical keyboards. Since its foundation in 1953, CHERRY has stood for German quality products that are designed in Germany and specially developed for the needs of its customers. CHERRY security products mean maximum security for computer input devices. The keyboards and card readers are available as hardware solutions for endpoint security, encrypted key transmission, biometric log-on, and strong authentication. In addition to the contact-based chip card readers, the keyboard with a contactless reader is prepared for future applications and guarantees future security.

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