Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is a secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and mainframe servers, from a wide range of popular client devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs, and tablets such as the Apple iPad and Android-based devices.  Oracle Secure Global Desktop gives users the ability to work securely from any device and anywhere, while providing administrators the tools they need to control access to applications and desktop environments resident in the data center.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop is great for users inside the corporate firewall, and via the SGD Gateway, for users outside the firewall too. No VPN is required.

And SGD is certified for use with Oracle’s web-based applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Primavera and many others- and is also certified for use with Oracle’s Exalogic Elastic Cloud system to provide secure access directly to Oracle Applications co-resident in Exalogic for an exceptionally responsive user experience.

What's New

We've  publicly released an important set of patch set updates for SGD in parallel with Oracle's April 2017 CPU. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms.

The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments.
As always: these changes have been documented within the ever-evolving Patch Matrices of the SGD Release Announcement Reference: a one-stop-shop for the latest publicly available updates for SGD!

Secure Global Desktop Release Announcement Reference (Doc ID 2093579.2)
More information on Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, including details for Oracle’s April 2017 announcement can be found on OTN, here:

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