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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
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Benefits
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers several benefits for organizations that want to modernize their IT.
Components managed by Citrix
Components managed by the Customer
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.
Intuitive remote control
Use the mouse and keyboard (or touchscreen) in front of you as though they belong to the remote computer.
Send special keys and combinations such as Ctrl-Alt-Del, and copy and paste text in either direction. Type in confidence that characters will be interpreted correctly, whatever your platform, keyboard or input language.
Tried and tested performance
As the original inventors of VNC® technology, we know how to create a responsive screen sharing experience that's as good as being there.
Our patent-protected technology automatically optimizes to the speed of your network, and is especially effective in low-bandwidth and high-latency environments.
PC to PC and mobile to PC across Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, iOS and Android.
With an Enterprise subscription, you also get a key to install our VNC® 5.x software on a wide range of older and UNIX operating systems too, so your legacy hardware remains accessible.
Attended and unattended access
Connect whether remote computer owners are present or not.
Remotely access your own computers, monitor or patch equipment in the field, support customers or colleagues, and much more. Learn about the many ways our customers use VNC® Connect.
Direct and cloud connectivity
Our cloud service automatically brokers cloud connections between devices wherever they are.
So you don’t need to rely on a VPN, or conduct complex and insecure port-forwarding and firewall configuration.
With an Enterprise subscription, you can establish direct connections as well (or instead), perfect for locked down or offline network environments. For more information, start with our document cloud versus direct.
Pre-install or connect on demand
Add device access to your subscription, install VNC® Connect on every device you own or manage, and enable access by anyone at any time.
Alternatively, add instant support to your subscription and connect in seconds on demand, leaving no footprint. Or add both capabilities, and cover every remote access use case.
File transfer, printing and chat
During a session, you're not restricted to just interacting with the remote screen.
You can transfer files in either direction, print files directly to a printer where you are (rather than to a printer attached to the remote computer), and securely chat with other users connected at the same time as you.
Secure by design
VNC® Connect is built from the ground up with security in mind, to balance the control you need with the privacy that compliance requires.
Sessions are encrypted end-to-end using up to 256-bit AES encryption. Authentication is mandatory at the point of connection and never delegated to the cloud. Protect your computers with multi-factor authentication, single-sign on (SSO), granular access control and rich session permissions.
VNC® Connect is available in French, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese as well as English, with more translations on the way.
Online team management
Manage remote computers, the people you invite into your team to share remote access with, and their roles and permissions from one central location.
With an Enterprise subscription, you can deploy VNC® Connect in bulk, offline or remotely using your standard enterprise tooling.
In addition, you can configure VNC® Connect remotely using policy, and lock it down to prevent change.
Virtual desktops under Linux
With an Enterprise subscription, you can create virtual desktops on Linux computers.
This might be useful to enable visual remote access to headless Linux systems, or provide separate workspaces for simultaneous users of a shared resource.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 21 reviews while VNC Connect is ranked 18th in Remote Access. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.0, while VNC Connect is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Allows the end user device flexibility when remotely accessing my organization's resources". On the other hand, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Citrix Workspace, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX), whereas VNC Connect is most compared with OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX), TeamViewer, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Parallels Access and Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager.
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