Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Virtual desktop infrastructure for application delivery

About Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that enables businesses of all sizes to securely access remote files and documents on a digital workplace from multiple devices. It lets administrators manage mobile workforce, limit user access to specific applications, and receive alerts about potential disruptions.

Features of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops include remote desktop access, content publishing, session watermarking, policy-based access control, multi-factor authentication, trend analysis, Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) alerts, and session recording. It allows businesses to secure application delivery and communication processes using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption capabilities. Administrators can utilize centralized management consoles to manage the entire virtual infrastructure including servers, licenses, applications, and printers, or machine failures, and generate reports on performance, capacity, and server availability.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops facilitates integration with various third-party systems such as Microsoft App-V, VMware vSphere, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), ShareFile, and more. The high-definition experience (HDX) technology allows users to collaborate on tasks, minimizing chances of VDI lag times and latency issues.

Pricing starting from:

US$15,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$15,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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Features

Total features of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops: 26

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Admin Console
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Management
  • Authentication
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Desktop/Application Virtualization
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Filtering
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Policy Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(127)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

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Shaik A.
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  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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One of the best app which delivers secure Linux desktops and apps single management console...

Reviewed on 2018/03/10

Pros

The most good running and using tools in real time which can help usn getting connected to the cloud desktops almost all the enterprise application companies prefer to use this tool which make employees to connect to cloud desktop to work. It reduces the cost and increase efficiency on Microsoft azure. It has hdx technology for optimised.user expirence this is the reason the app.is available.on. mobile devices too. Provides virtual desktop to complete our business needs it is secure robust and collectivily cost less. It give employees.the freedom to work from any where while cutting IT costs

Cons

There is no least thing to speak about this. But when this opened in mobile its page seems.loading slow but due to some connectivity issues. and another thing a chnage required is the UI part that can be changed removing the un required options

Stefanos E.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Citrix VAD review

Reviewed on 2020/09/03

Has been a very productive and good learning experience to work with Citrix Virtual Apps and...

Has been a very productive and good learning experience to work with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. I have deployed various versions and editions of the product since XenApp 6+ both in lab/POC as well as in production environments.

Pros

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is the leader is user desktop virtualization and desktop as a service (daas) services. It provides the ability for true hybrid architectures when combing on-prem with Citrix Cloud (cloud.com).

Cons

Installation is not supported on the Linux operating system. Would love to see Citrix expand their architecture to Linux as a host operating system for Citrix VAD.

Alternatives Considered

VMware Horizon

Reasons for Switching to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

It offers the most features and is very versatile and best in performance and stability.
Tomasz P.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Virtual desktop all day long

Reviewed on 2022/05/05

Citrix Virtual Desktop is used to create jumphost servers for the entire team. We use them as...

Citrix Virtual Desktop is used to create jumphost servers for the entire team. We use them as primary workstations, unfortunately this means that if something doesn't work as it should, everyone is blocked from being able to perform tasks.

Pros

I really like how seamless Citrix virtual desktops are for end users. All I have to do is open a desktop application with one click and I'm already working with jumphost in the same way the virtualized machine was in front of me.

Cons

I also had quite a few glitches that prevented me from working, which were usually resolved by restarting the application.

James F.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Citrix offers a terrible experience

Reviewed on 2022/06/22

Pros

I liked that Citrix enables me to work from anywhere. The only caveat is that you must have a strong internet connection.

Cons

I despise Citrix to my core because of it's file system limitations and the low bandwith that it allows inside of it's services.

Mo F.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Good VDI solution for a big team without automation in mind.

Reviewed on 2022/04/26

Overall experience is that the lack of automation leads to teams having to focus and spend extra...

Overall experience is that the lack of automation leads to teams having to focus and spend extra time on repetitive tasks for maintenance and daily administration. There are other solutions that are cheaper and meet the needs of customers in different and automated ways.

Pros

The main thing I like about Citrix is that the HDX protocol is a good one to solve for latency and GPU utilization but there are other competitors that are comparable or better. The cloud offering offloads some work to Citrix but at a high price. I also like the Netscaler product since it is a great solution for application gateways, load balancers and even comes with a containerized solution.

Cons

Citrix has a powershell module that lacks examples cmdlets to perform all the work like changing a base image from a built machine catalog. I don't like the lack of innovation from Citrix being a big company. They have aquired other companies like WEM but these solutions require a lot of manual configuration and lack having a well documented API to perform the manual tasks from automated solutions like Terraform or Ansible. The Netscaler product is the only one with a Nitro API and an Ansible module but the other products like Virtual Apps and Desktops, WEM or Sharefile don't

Alternatives Considered

Kasm Workspaces

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. On-premises- Contact Citrix Systems for pricing details Stand-alone: $15 per user, per month Workspace Premium Plus: $25 per user, per month

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops supports the following languages:

English

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops integrates with the following applications:

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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