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500 million downloads: AnyDesk continues its rapid growth as it’s about to crack a major milestone

Stuttgart, 15th October 2021. Half a billion is quite an impressive number! The remote software company AnyDesk is rapidly attracting more and more users, and now the company is about to crack the 500 million download mark. Since its inception 7 years ago, AnyDesk has become quite the German success story and is one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Europe.

Strategic partnerships highlight AnyDesk use cases

AnyDesk has just announced several partnerships that demonstrate their diverse use cases, most recently in the area of interactive live streaming. The German Men’s Volleyball League is now the first professional sports organization in the world to show all its matches live on the streaming platform Twitch. AnyDesk, as their technology partner, uses their remote desktop software to help producers manage the technical aspects of the live stream from their studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, which is hundreds of kilometers away. This allows them more flexibility and the ability to rapidly respond ensuring that there is no time delay on site.

In addition, AnyDesk announced its support of the esports player foundation. The scale up enables esports athletes to get the best possible potential out of their hardware and software via remote support, so that nothing stands in the way of the further development of their gaming performance.

AnyDesk presents “Simplicity as a Service” approach at Web Summit

In 2021, AnyDesk will be attending the Web Summit, the world’s largest technology conference, in Lisbon for the first time. Founder and CEO of AnyDesk Philipp Weiser will also be there: “We are very much looking forward to the event and looking into the future, which we want to actively shape ourselves in the field of remote access.”

From November 1 to 4, the tech scene will gather in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2021 event will once again be held live on-site rather than online. Organizers expect around 40,000 attendees from around the world in 2021. Visitors will find AnyDesk on the Exhibition Show Floor at booth E116. AnyDesk will also be hosting two masterclasses on site entitled “Simplicity as a Service: The Evolution of Service Desk”.

Best performance of all remote maintenance software providers

AnyDesk is considered the fastest remote maintenance solution currently available. The high frame rates allow for smooth frame loading with refresh rates of 60 frames per second. Thanks to the industry-leading and specially developed video codec DeskRT, the version has a latency of less than 16 milliseconds on the LAN – a delay that is imperceptible to the human eye. Even in regions with low bandwidths of 100 kB/s, users can look forward to smooth remote working. With TLS 1.2 technology, AnyDesk has a bank-level security standard. All sessions support Perfect Forward Secrecy and can be additionally secured with two-factor authentication for unattended access. This also applies to the user account login.

About AnyDesk

AnyDesk is one of the world’s leading providers of remote desktop software. The scale-ups innovative solutions have already been installed more than 450 million times. In 2020 alone, the number of downloads doubled, making AnyDesk one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Germany. The company is in more than 190 countries, with over 80,000 customers who rely on their software, including internationally renowned companies such as Bosch, McDonald’s and Google. The Stuttgart-based company enables users a secure way to remotely access one device to another, with all common operating systems and from cell phones to mainframes. The key factor in AnyDesk’s success story is its high, memory-efficient image quality, which enables users to work fluidly with bandwidths as low as around 100 kbps. With this product feature, AnyDesk scores over its global competitors. Further information: Website | Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram

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The remote software company AnyDesk is rapidly attracting more and more users, and now the company has cracked the 500 million download mark.

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