Provide secure remote access to employees while cutting IT costs

Only Citrix provides a complete virtual app and desktop solution to meet all your business needs. Give employees the freedom to work from anywhere while cutting IT costs.  Deliver Windows, Linux, and web business applications or full virtual desktops from any cloud—public, on-premises or hybrid—within a modern digital workspace.

With a partnership with Microsoft that spans more than 25 years, Citrix enables you to embrace a Windows 10 Migration. Employees are rapidly upgrading their personal devices to Windows 10. In order to avoid the challenge of testing app compatibility with a new OS, launching applications from a centralized datacenter with a compatible OS streamlines this process.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops leverages desktop virtualization, allowing you to manage all desktops at once while rolling out updates, patches, and new applications updates. If you have a necessary app for your operation that is not compatible with Windows 10, Citrix allows you to virtualize that application on a Windows Server and deliver that application to virtual desktop users with Citrix Workspace app. Users gain a seamless experience, and IT can streamline the app deployment process.

Today’s mobile workforce has increased demand for secure access to mission-critical, high-performing Linux apps and desktops from any device. These Linux resources are essential to many industries, such as those conducting research and development work on chip design, numerical computation for financial and scientific modeling, or providing proprietary Linux-only apps to their engineers and developers.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops give users secure access to mission-critical, specialized Linux desktops from non-Linux devices. IT administrators can manage both Windows and Linux applications and desktops using a single console to reduce complexity and increase ROI of infrastructure investment by avoiding the need to purchase new hardware.

With the rising amount of ransomware, malware and data theft attacks originating from users browsing the internet, organizations are looking for solutions to segregate the high-risk web traffic and execution of web code away from the internal, trusted network. To respond to this demand Citrix has launched our Citrix Secure Browser Standard Service. Citrix Secure Browser Standard Service protects the corporate network from browser-based attacks by isolating web browsing. It delivers consistent, secure remote access to internet hosted web applications with zero end-point configuration. By isolating internet browsing, IT administrators can offer end users safe internet access without sacrificing security.

IT organizations experience daily challenges to support worker needs for seamless and persistent access to corporate resources. These initiatives can become more complex when business disruptions unexpectedly occur. Organizations must look for solutions that allow end-users to have access to corporate resources in the event of a situation that impedes them from traveling into the office. While many IT organizations likely have a business continuity plan in place for regionalized events, recent events are prompting many organizations to expand their plans to include work-from-home and remote access solutions for their entire workforce.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service simplify the delivery and management while helping you extend or scale existing on-premises software deployments or move the cloud. In an event of business continuity event, the service allows IT to rapidly scale and allow employees to work from a safe location.

Citrix Virtual Apps vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops—which one do I need?

Citrix Virtual Apps is an application virtualization solution that helps you optimize productivity with universal access to virtual apps and server-based desktops from any device. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops carries all the same functionality as Citrix Virtual Apps, plus the option to implement a scalable VDI solution. Available as a cloud service or a traditional software solution, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a proven solution for optimizing IT efficiency and improving user productivity. Compare below to see which product best suits your business needs.

Citrix Virtual Apps Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
HDX technology for optimized user experience YES YES
Virtual Windows, Linux and web applications YES YES
Single management console for apps and desktops YES YES
Centralized security in the data center YES YES
FIPS and Common Criteria certified YES YES
Single image provisioning technology YES YES
VDI desktops YES
Remote PC access YES