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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Buyer's Guide
Download the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: August 2022
What is Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops?
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a suite of virtualization solutions that provides users with secure access to any device while keeping IT control of virtual machines, applications, and security.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable admins to deliver secure virtual apps and desktops to any device without disrupting the user experience. Admins can control applications, security policies, and users via hybrid and on premises.
The suite’s flexibility allows you to deploy applications in different resource locations. The platform integrates with Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud. It also integrates with on-premises hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, VMWare vSphere, and Citrix Hypervisor.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Key Features
Hybrid, multi-cloud capabilities: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops works in hybrid environments, delivering apps and desktops on premises to the cloud.
Comprehensive security: Security protocols and access controls are implemented across all devices connected to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, regardless of location. It allows you to protect unmanaged endpoints and set granular controls.
Enhanced user experience: Delivers security and control while allowing end users to seamlessly access the resources and applications they need. With a communications optimization tool, the user experience remains constant even when the bandwidth is low.
Actionable analytics: Provides reporting and analytics and automated policy controls to assess the performance and security of the network. You can prevent security issues and enhance app performance with automated policy controls.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Benefits
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers several benefits for organizations that want to modernize their IT.
Reduces infrastructure costs: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enables you to optimize your infrastructure without investing in a new architecture. According to Citrix, implementing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops can reduce your hardware capital expenditure by 56 percent a year.
Improves employee efficiency: Employees can securely access all applications, data, and resources they need to complete their tasks without risking security or having reliability problems. It provides users with immediate access to the tools and information they need to work.
Streamline software updates and rollups: Unlike on-premises deployments, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops doesn’t require updating software and OS on each machine.
Improves IT efficiency: DaaS reduces IT management costs because the platform is set in a central location and rolled out to network devices. It simplifies delivering relevant applications and desktops to new employees.
Enforces security: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops reduces the risks stemming from distributed workforces and endpoint devices. Providing control ensures that the data is secure and accessible to users across devices and environments and continuously updates security patches.
Components managed by Citrix
- Delivery controllers
- Monitor interface
- Management interfaces
- Cloud Connectors
Components managed by the Customer
- Citrix Gateway: a single secure point of access via the corporate firewall
- Active Directory for authentication and authorization
- Identity and access management
- Virtual delivery agents
- Delivers Windows and Linux apps
- Multi-session Windows and Linux desktop
- Single session Windows client on desktops
- Single session Linux desktops
- Non-domain joined
- Remote PC access
Reviews from Real Users
Jeff V., CEO at Lucid Tech Services, says, "Security is a shining point of the Citrix Workspace. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a very robust solution when security is a concern. Furthermore, the content collaboration data-hosting that Citrix integrates with Virtual Apps and Desktops is among the best there is."
"We can provide tons of applications with different settings, behaviors, and operating systems. It is the same way for the user. Then, we are totally transparent for the user to use a lot of totally different applications, which is the most important part of Citrix today," comments Etienne D., a user at a financial services firm.
Rod M., Technical Team Lead at an energy/utilities company, says, "In terms of scalability, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops have a lot of technologies baked in there that allow an organization to scale up or down, as required.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops was previously known as XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps).
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Customers
Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
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