Ceedo is a software virtualization platform developed by Israeli company Ceedo Technologies. The term “Ceedo” refers both to the company and to the virtual workspace client on which the company’s products are based. Based in Rosh HaAyin in Israel, Ceedo Technologies was founded in 2005 by Dror Wettenstein, and its first product, Ceedo Personal, was released shortly after. Ceedo has released additional products based on its virtualization technology, including Ceedo Enterprise and Ceedo Mobile. Ceedo has several patents pending for its virtualization technology.
Ceedo Personal works like a portable operating system by allowing users to carry applications on portable media such as USB flash drives and pocket hard drives, running them inside a virtual environment. Using a simple interface called the Easy Access Menu, which resembles the Windows Start Menu, users can install standard Windows applications and use them whenever they plug their storage device into a host computer. Since applications running under the Ceedo environment are separate from the host computer, there is no trace left behind once the user disconnects the device. Ceedo Personal has a variety of popular software applications available to download from its Programs Directory. In addition, Ceedo sells an add-on product called Argo Application Installer that allows the user to install standard Windows application to their Ceedo device that are not available in the Programs Directory.
Ceedo Enterprise is a version of Ceedo’s virtual workspace that is designed for business use and includes remote management capabilities. Unlike Ceedo Personal, Ceedo Enterprise is designed to be carried primarily on encrypted hardware and it can be customized and pre-configured for corporate customers. It is integrated with a back-end called Ceedo Client Management System.