Citrix Workspace vs VMware Workspace ONE comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Citrix Workspace
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (7th)
VMware Workspace ONE
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) (3rd), Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) (2nd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) category, the mindshare of Citrix Workspace is 1.9%, down from 7.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VMware Workspace ONE is 1.4%, down from 6.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
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Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

Featured Reviews

Mar 7, 2024
Helps users to deal in the area concerning virtualized apps and desktops
In my company's daily operations, we use the product to provide virtualized desktops to users. The tool eases up the replacement of PCs. It also requires very less physical parts, making it a greener product. The product helps in the functioning of remote or hybrid work in our company since once it is implemented in the environment, it is much safer to use when compared to VPNs. Users can access the data center with the help of the product since they just get to use the screen, and it is a lot more secure than the offerings from the other solution. To get the ability of the security aspect of Citrix Workspace to meet the organizational needs, our company needs to put in a bit of effort. It is not an easy solution when it comes to the security aspect. The automation capabilities of the product that streamlines processes is not an area that is required much since our organization does not deal with a lot of automation involving Citrix Workspace. I recommend the product to others who plan to use it. Before opting for the product's implementation, one should be aware of their hardware and have really good sizing capabilities. I rate the product's integration capabilities a seven out of ten, considering it integrates well with other products. I rate the solution an eight out of ten.
MohamedSalah6 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 15, 2022
Secure and integrates well but needs better customization
The initial setup was not complicated. There may be a bit of difficulty in connecting all the components together. However, I have a year of experience, so, for me, it wasn't hard. It gets easier with time. Likely in five more years, it will be even simpler to deploy. I had some additional documentation as well that helped. The deployment itself took about one month. That is a typical timeframe. Our strategy was to mainly manage all tablets and mobile devices from a single platform. Our main strategy was to connect all devices and be able to track them in case they were stolen or they were losing data. With this solution, we are able to set up and manage everything centrally.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now."
"Its user-friendliness is most valuable. It was easy to log in and navigate. Some of such solutions are not very user-friendly, but this one was."
"The most valuable feature is the seamless application edition with the low-level network bandwidth because we have between 10 and 15 sites in France with a low level of communication needs. We need to deploy our main application, the ERP system, and we needed an efficient solution to provide a solution to the remote sites, with very small links between the data center and the remote site."
"It is a good product. I don't have any complaints."
"Troubleshooting Citrix is pretty straightforward."
"Getting access to the applications for which we otherwise have to be on-site is probably the biggest advantage"
"The most valuable feature of Citrix Workspace is the virtual desktop that we can use anywhere, at any time, and without taking our laptop."
"It allows us to mute users who adhere to a policy of not allowing direct VPN access for security reasons. It is easy to use."
"The feature with the highest rating for me is its employee management. I can also praise how versatile it is in terms of operating systems. It has good support for multiple operating systems and can easily manage them all. Not just that, but it can also support any kind of tool that can be run on all these operating systems."
"It's all about securing data with the help of the email client called VMware Boxer. It enables the end-user to carry data in their mobile devices but there is containerization between the personal data and the organization's data. It helps enhance their security while still carrying their own BYOD."
"VMware Workspace ONE is a platform that's really good at monitoring and managing mobile endpoints. It can be set up quickly and implemented easily. Technical support for this solution has always been good."
"The most valuable feature of VMware Workspace ONE is that it can support most end users' enterprise applications."
"The most valuable features are the ones that control the leaking."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that it enables us to remotely manage the devices, which is its purpose, and to push applications to the mobile devices from the portal."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the tracking of the devices."
"We've configured single sign-on for two or three enterprise customers, and it works very well."


"We had an issue when we were using the Citrix server. We needed to install the Citrix Runtime in the server where the application was hosted."
"Integration with other vendors could be improved."
"Citrix duplicates multiple processes."
"We're running into all kinds of speed issues and reliability issues. There are frequent disconnects, and we're not sure whether that's a problem with the product, with the way the product has been deployed, or with server capacity or bandwidth. Our IT department pays attention to that, but we are feeling the impact of that."
"When there are technical issues, sometimes we can't get on the cloud."
"Performance could be better if there was a low latency improvement."
"The product has some bugs, making it an area of concern where improvements are required."
"Some customers find the price to be a significant factor. They have a hard time understanding the extra cost of the services"
"This product makes use of SAML across the board, which has seven known security flaws. It would be good if the company created a way to protect against SAML flaws. One way would be to integrate a firewall server or an endpoint out in the cloud with which you could establish trust. If you knew nothing about SAML and you did some Google searches about what SAML is, what are the flaws, and what are the known vulnerabilities, eventually, you'll find that there are seven flaws. There are two methods that you can use to solve those seven problems. They essentially involve putting a firewall or putting rules, such as access controls, so that anybody in the world can't just come in, authenticate, and either be a good guy or be someone trying to knock on my door and get into my house. If I could eliminate that, it would be awesome."
"It's not accurate enough when it comes to sending items to end-users."
"There is no Apple zero-day support for updates."
"Cost of licensing is quite high."
"Its performance is quite good on Apple phones or even mid-range phones. If you install an AirWatch on a phone that is not too powerful, you will have performance issues. That's only because the phone is not too powerful, and there is not enough memory, etc. They could do a lighter version for a less powerful phone. It would also be useful for very small companies that don't want to spend money on expensive phones. Having said that, I don't think that is their target market. If their target market is enterprise, all enterprises perhaps have an agreement with Google or Apple, and they would get a phone that has already been tested, and they know that AirWatch will work on that phone."
"VMware Workspace ONE for the new users or the new clients that they try to procure and learn it, there can have difficulties. It does not have user-friendly portals. The portal seems to be more user-friendly in Microsoft solutions."
"I'd like to see expanded device support, particularly for IoT things like SCADA devices."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive to our requests."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The tool is expensive."
"If one is a high price and ten is a low price, I rate the tool's price a three."
"The licensing of Citrix Workspace is worth it. However, it is expensive. Citrix is probably more competitive now than VMware, but it is still a costly solution."
"The price of the solution could be less expensive. There are different versions to their solution and the price keeps increasing."
"We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable."
"We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal in about a year, and we are nervously waiting to see what the pricing will be."
"My company opts for the yearly subscription model to pay towards the licensing costs attached to the solution."
"Citrix is expensive."
"It is quite expensive, but I think large companies have agreements with these organizations that provide remote monitoring for phones, and they get massive discounts. The public price does not reflect what they pay. You won't get the same pricing if you're buying for 10 employees versus 1,000 employees. On the public price, you get perhaps a 10% discount, but if you're buying 1,000, the discount could be really massive, especially if you signed a contract for a number of years."
"The cost is a little bit high."
"Depending on the requirements of users, there is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the product."
"For big users, it's around $500."
"All licenses from VMware are only yearly. They start with a yearly license and look for a three-year commitment and yearly PO."
"The solution is more expensive than Intune."
"Our customers are concerned about the costs. The solution is higher than they want it to be."
"I think the pricing of the product needs advisement. It would be great to bundle the VM products together. I think the actual box itself should be included in the license. At present, it is not paired with the mobile device."
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Questions from the Community

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What do you like most about VMware Workspace ONE?
The platform provides a stable environment for operations and quickly creates new environments. Additionally, it offers efficient flexibility.

Also Known As

Citrix Workspace Cloud
VMware AirWatch

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Sample Customers

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
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