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Pros
"Getting access to the applications for which we otherwise have to be on-site is probably the biggest advantage""The most valuable feature is connectivity. The remote connection is the reason we are using this solution.""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.""The ease of access and the confidentiality and security that it provides is what we like best.""Citrix Workspace allows you to work in a remote environment and gives you data security.""Citrix Workspace can present desktop applications with ease, in an efficient and secure manner. The performance is good, it is a great piece of software.""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 most valuable feature of Citrix Workspace is its security."

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"We've configured single sign-on for two or three enterprise customers, and it works very well.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the tracking of the devices.""I would rate the stability as eight out of ten.""Remote management is most valuable. It allows you to manage multiple types of devices. It is not just limited to laptops or desktops. You can also manage IoT devices. If a device is lost or stolen, you can easily take control of the device without letting any information get leaked.""App delivery and management platform that's user-friendly, with a good interface. Easy to scale, easy to set up, with good stability.""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.""We used to have a system before, Mac OS Open Directory server and this open directory became obsolete because Apple decided to stop the enterprise market, so there was no other alternative for us to use. We chose this to replace the open directory and we found that it has many more features than the previous solution. We totally rely on it right now to manage all the devices on campus.""From a remote management perspective, I like the management and the inventory."

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Cons
"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.""The initial setup is very complex.""This solution is resource-intensive, it takes a lot of Bandwidth and a lot of the resources of the server.""I have noticed that the current compatibility issue with the latest version of Windows 11 is a concern for me and my client. While the client has support for Windows 11, it appears that the Citrix Workspace is only compatible with Windows 10, which does not support the newest version. This is an area that I believe could be improved upon.""The product's technical support services need improvement.""If there are connectivity issues, there are stability issues.""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.""The product is currently not working well in hosting conferencing software like Zoom, Team, and Salon."

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"I'd like to see expanded device support, particularly for IoT things like SCADA devices.""Pricing is a limitation. I think it's on the higher side, so if it were cheaper, it would benefit more organizations.""From an identity perspective, there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to integration with other solutions. I would say it needs more capabilities in terms of direct integrations, including cloud identity solution integrations.""Cost of licensing is quite high.""I would like to see improvements made to both the support, and the pricing.""AirWatch doesn't seem to empower IT admins to try new things or get creative with implementations.""The initial setup should be simplified.""One thing VMware needs to improve is compatibility with different operating systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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 are seeing a return on investment with Citrix Workspace."
  • "The tool is expensive."
  • "Citrix is expensive."
  • "My company opts for the yearly subscription model to pay towards the licensing costs attached to the solution."
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  • "You should take out a dedicated license agreement of your MDM fleet and invest heavily in innovating in this space."
  • "In terms of pricing, this solution is definitely much more expensive compared to other solutions, like MobileIron or MaaS360 or any other product in the market. This solution is more expensive by 30 or 40 percent."
  • "I have no opinion about the pricing of the product."
  • "The pricing and licensing are affordable. They are not too high."
  • "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."
  • "If you purchase it for one year, it is very expensive. If you get it for three years or up to five years, then you can bargain a better price."
  • "There is a separate cost for technical support and extra premium features. The pricing should be simplified."
  • "The cost is a little bit high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The pricing for Citrix Workspace is relatively high which is influenced by market competition and the availability of similar products. However, Citrix has been working on reducing license charges, as… more »
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    Top Answer:The platform provides a stable environment for operations and quickly creates new environments. Additionally, it offers efficient flexibility.
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    Also Known As
    Citrix Workspace Cloud
    VMware AirWatch
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    Overview

    Citrix Workspace is a robust, stable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that provides integrated, secure access to content, applications, desktops, and resources from anywhere, using any device. These resources can be local, mobile, web, browser, content applications, SaaS, and Citrix DaaS.

    Citrix Workspace gathers and combines the best of Citrix Cloud services, enabling secure access to all the resources available to the organization's end‑users in one location.

    Users are able to view each resource that they have been given access to via the Citrix Workspace user interface (UI). Users are able to access all the services that have been assigned to them in the Workspace Configuration portal either through the browser using the Workspace URL or through the Citrix Workspace application, which has replaced Citrix Receiver.

    Users can easily authenticate their workspaces using the credentials preset in the primary identity provider that is part of the Identity and Access Management which then will automatically enable in Workspace Configuration. This will immediately authenticate the subscriber to each cloud‑hosted service purchased and assigned for their specific unique Citrix Workspace. This guarantees increased security and minimizes any user anomalies.

    Citrix Workspace Benefits:

    Citrix Workspace provides many value-added benefits. Some of these benefits include:


    • Personalized user experience: Citrix Workplace provides a unique personalized experience for each and every user based on their assigned role and job assignment. Users are also able to personalize workflows, improving the overall user work experience.
    • Increased productivity: Citrix Workplace provides a unique personalized experience for each and every user. The single sign-on protocol makes it easy for users to find the applications they need and to start work immediately.
    • Streamlined workflow: The solution facilitates a cleaner, organized, intuitive workspace. The automated workflows and streamlined tasks ensure users stay on task and can perform at their very best at all times.
    • Improved collaboration: Citrix workspace streamlines the ability for users to share media, content, and data with other team members, employees, and stakeholders.
    • Consistent business process: The solution allows users to sign on and begin work from anywhere, anytime, using any device. This enables processes to continue uninterrupted and avoid potential shutdowns or downtime.
    • Next-generation technology: Users are always provided the most up-to-date user experience using SaaS, Citrix Daas, and the most current applications and resources available.
    • Robust governance protocol: The solution provides a rock-solid governance framework as defined by the organization. Citrix Workspace protects all applications and gives users access to only those applications that they need when they need them.
    • Increased security: It uses the most up-to-date single sign-on and zero-trust protocols. Citrix Workspace protects all applications and gives users access to only those applications that they need. The security process includes two-step verification and preset role-based access.
    • Cost-effective: Users are able to sign on from anywhere, using any device, which significantly reduces many overhead costs. The automated workflows also reduce time by eliminating unnecessary repetitive tasks.
    • Increased profitability: A value-added VDI such as Citrix Workspace will ensure an organization will achieve the highest levels of productivity and profitability while providing a solid ROI.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “If you have a desktop, laptop, or device that can be distributed to end users, to any kind of inconsistency in the institution, we deploy the solution so that anybody can get whatever resource is required. It helps ensure access. It makes it easy for us to give storage, memory, RAM, or processor resources without anything affecting their day-to-day activity.” Letarik D., Software System Team Leader at Ethiopian Roads Administration.

    “I work for the State of Illinois, and we were able to stay open and provide services for the needs of the people of the State of Illinois during COVID, which included unemployment services and everything else like that. Its user-friendliness is most valuable. It was easy to login and navigate. Some solutions are not very user-friendly, but this one was.” Cheri S., Information Systems Analyst II at the State of Illinois.

    VMware Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that delivers any app on any device. It integrates access control, multi-platform endpoint management, and application management. With the VMware Workspace ONE platform, IT teams can deliver a digital workspace that includes the devices and apps of the company’s choice, but with security and control.

    VMware Workspace ONE is available:

    • As a cloud service
    • On-premises
    • Hybrid

    VMware Workspace ONE Key Features

    • Simple app authentication: VMware Workspace ONE allows end-users to have password-less single sign-on, giving them access to virtually any app (mobile apps, web apps, cloud apps, and Windows apps).

    • Unified Endpoint Management options: VMware Workspace ONE aims to support all devices, offering convenience, access, security, and management that will work for any business.

    • Conditional access: VMware Workspace ONE provides a powerful policy engine to help you make dynamic decisions regarding end-user access rights and to protect sensitive information.

    • Automated app management: With VMware Workspace ONE the application delivery process can be automated, which improves security and compliance. Software packages can be automatically installed, updated, and removed, and automated workflows can also be created.

    VMware Workspace ONE Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using VMware Workspace ONE include:

    • Less IT intervention necessary: Because VMware Workspace ONE has simple app authentication, end-users can help themselves by selecting the applications they need rather than having IT intervene.

    • Smoother employee onboarding: Transform employee onboarding by enabling self-service access to the apps your end-users need to complete their job duties.

    • Compliance: VMware Workspace ONE helps end-users reach compliance by using advanced device restrictions.

    • Real-time visibility: You can have real-time visibility with application, device, and console events that provide detailed information for system monitoring. You can also view logs in the console or export pre-defined reports.

    Workspace ONE Components

    • Workspace ONE Access
    • Workspace ONE UEM
    • VMware Workspace ONE® Intelligence
    • VMware Unified Access Gateway
    • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below is some feedback from our PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:

    PeerSpot user Patrick B., Cybersecurity Architect at a tech services company, says, "Its UI is extremely easy to use whether you're an advanced user or a novice user. When I first opened it up and had to learn the product, I was easily a novice. By the end of the third month, I was digging into the backend of the system and using it as a highly advanced user to accomplish what I needed to accomplish, and I was able to do it through the UI mostly."

    Roshan T., Partner Manager North America at a tech company, mentions how satisfied he is with the product, saying, "You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."

    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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    Healthcare Company21%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Citrix Workspace is ranked 6th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 26 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 2nd in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) with 82 reviews. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.4, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Useful virtual desktop usage from anywhere, simple deployment, and straightforward to maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "The solution is stable, scalable, and offers single sign-on". Citrix Workspace is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon View, OpenText Exceed TurboX, Nerdio and Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service), whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Horizon, Jamf Pro, SOTI MobiControl and Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM).

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