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Press Release|3 minutes

Nexthink Announces General Availability of Nexthink 4.2

Virtualization made easy with new release delivering VDI assessment, capacity planning and monitoring, improved performance speed up to 6 times faster for real-time visualization and support for Windows 8

October 23, 2012 – LAUSANNE – Nexthink®, the leading provider of real-time: monitoring and analytics for IT Infrastructure from the end-user perspective, announced today the general availability of Nexthink V4.2. The strengthened VDI assessment and capacity planning module, improved performance speed of real-time visualization and support for Windows 8 are among over 60 new features available today.

Nexthink uniquely combines in an interactive dashboard readiness metrics, cost savings analysis, end-user experience assurance and capacity requirements to ensure the success of VDI transformation projects. With Nexthink V4.2 real-time monitoring ensures better end-user support, shortens the transformation project timeline, and enables comparisons of before and after compliance, performance and service levels, all from the end-user perspective.

Nexthink runs investigations across millions of events in less than a second. Performance improvements in Nexthink V4.2 drastically enhance the user experience, with real-time investigations and historical searches up to 6 times faster. Users can now obtain desired information more intuitively, quickly and easily to solve challenging IT issues.

“With Nexthink’s new VDI assessment and capacity planning in V4.2, we have the right visibility to successfully deliver VDI projects, maximizing ROI and user satisfaction for my customers,” Roger Eder, CEO, Fritz & Macziol, Switzerland.

“Nexthink is the only solution we’ve found that provides assessment, capacity planning and desktop performance monitoring, all in one tool and all in real-time,” Graziano Gaggioli, CEO, Ontrex. “This allows us to eliminate guesswork in order to deliver the best solution for our customers’ VDI projects based on the dynamics of their infrastructure.”

“Understanding users’ behaviors and work styles is critical to determining the proper design of the hosted virtual desktop (HVD) environment,” Terrence Cosgrove, Gartner. “It is important to develop a baseline for desktop performance to determine whether the HVD will meet users’ expectations.” 

Over 60 new features and improvements of Nexthink V4.2:


  • New VDI assessment and capacity planning interactive/live dashboards
  • Turnkey monitoring and analytics for all types of Citrix desktops and applications

Security compliance

  • Privilege levels used of all application execution and computer logons (reporting and alerting)
  • Groups and accounts configured on devices with high privileges (Admin or Power User)

Real-time visualization

  • View IT services from multiple vantage points simultaneously
  • Real-time (root cause) investigations up to 6 times faster
  • Search IT infrastructure from Windows taskbar

Platform management

  • Central administration for large multiple-engine deployments with audit trail
  • Additional privacy controls for anonymity
  • Support for Windows 8

Nexthink is sponsoring the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando from Oct 21-24th. Nexthink V4.2 will be shown in booth ET35 of the Emerging Technologies pavilion.


About Nexthink:

Nexthink provides the most advanced, intelligent real-time: monitoring, investigation analytics, and root cause analysis for the entire IT Infrastructure from the end-user perspective. Our software helps IT connect, communicate and collaborate to achieve their major initiatives and improve their business end-user’s IT experience. Nexthink is complimentary to traditional application performance management (network and server), help desk, operations management, and security tools and eases ITIL change and release management processes. 

Nexthink serves the Global 5000 utilizing a leveraged partner model. Nexthink is a private company headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Nexthink® is a registered trademark of Nexthink S.A. To learn more, visit

Media contact:

Victoria Calmon
Tel: +33 (0)6 34 77 15 97


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