Architecture of IGEL
Figure 1 shows the architecture of IGEL as it applies to an enterprise organization:
IGEL endpoint is a thin client and a small-sized desktop terminal without a hard drive. IGEL endpoint has its own IGEL OS which is built on a highly secure Linux kernel which can run on any compatible x86-64 device. The IGEL endpoints can be accessed by users from various environments such as home, office, cafe etc.
The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is a single management solution for up to tens of thousands of endpoints running IGEL OS. In most environments where IGEL UMS is deployed, the IGEL UMS will be deployed as a high-availability pair so that administrators can avoid disruption to services offered.
The IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG) feature extends the management and control reach of the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) via a standard internet connection to endpoints running in remote branch offices, at home offices, or anywhere else like cafe, restaurants etc.