Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Benefits

Reviewer78235
Manager of Virtualization Services at a university with 10,001+ employees
The user experience when using the solution's technology remotely is definitely superior to our VPN and/or Windows Remote Desktop. It's a much better user experience for those folks. The solution provides the flexibility of being used on any device. That allows the employees to be truly mobile in their remote work environments. They don't have to worry about running back to their physical homes to get on a laptop. They can use their phones if they need to. They can just be connected at all times. The solution provides intelligent analytics for proactive detection of malicious user behavior. To some extent, we do have that on the Netscaler. We have analytics constantly collecting information and setting the alerts for deviations that we would see in our network traffic patterns. It has helped us to detect breaches before damage was done. Once it's fully deployed, I believe the solution's automated analytics will help us to detect serious performance issues. We are not there yet. The Citrix solution also provides everything in one integrated platform. We haven't found the need, yet, to go out and buy another product to help us in that space. There is still depth that we need to explore with the existing product line. In terms of the value this brings, while user experience is something that is quantitatively hard to express, certainly our university is touted for being very forward-thinking and for its advancements, compared to other universities. That's especially true in our particular state as it relates to the flexibility in offering our solutions remotely. I don't know anybody else that does that. View full review »
Guido Doberti
Manager - IT/Telecommunications at Banco Galicia
Citrix is a key solution for our business continuity plan/strategy. We are using it for remote access for every single employee, business partner, and service provider. Citrix is used for anyone working with Banco Galicia. One of the most interesting examples is what happened with this pandemic. At this moment, 95 percent of our employees are using Citrix as the only tool to do their job. That's it. It is as simple as it sounds. There is no difference between being at the office or home when using the solution’s technology remotely. You can't even feel the difference. The solution provides the flexibility of being used on any device. We designed this solution with Citrix and our local partner, and one of the main aspects of the project was the ability to use it everywhere and with any device that you want. That was one of the requirements. We encourage the use of corporate-owned devices, but if you prefer your personal devices more than the corporate provided ones, then we make sure that you can use it safely without putting our business and infrastructure at risk. This is a really good solution from a bring-your-own-device perspective. Our organization supports Zero Trust as a security strategy. In the last three to four years, Citrix has made huge improvements so we can have all its features on the same solution. Even with the simplest Citrix deployment, you have all its features available without additional products so you can provide safe access to your apps and infrastructure. We have some protections for location-based access on our network delimiter. Our business is 99 percent locally in Argentina, so we have different policies on our network access. Then, we are evolving our deployment of interpretation and analysis from Citrix based on the software that you have installed, device that you using, and different policies. View full review »
SIVASHANMUGAM NATARAJAN
CTO at Greenware Technologies LLC
XenApp made our Application environment secure and restrict the data transfer. View full review »
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Yasser Ghonaim
IT Operations Service Delivery Senior Manager at e-finance
This solution has improved user productivity all over Egypt serving the Government financial system. The bandwidth used by the applications was dramatically reduced from 60K to 8K per user. This reduction in bandwidth had reduced the connection cost for the whole project. View full review »
Yasser Ghonaim
IT Operations Service Delivery Senior Manager at e-finance
It increased the no. of users and reduced traffic and data connection cost in addition to increased user productivity. View full review »
Dan Withrow
Senior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
It has allowed us to provide network/application resources to anyone anywhere, no matter what kind of device the end user had, we were usually able to find a compatible Citrix receiver app. That gave our user base flexibility to be anywhere and still be productive. View full review »
reviewer272610
Sys Eng at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It allows our users to connect back up to a central location for our data center to do away with individual desktop controls. View full review »
reviewer921516
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
XenDesktop has helped our users to work remotely with a better user experience. View full review »
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