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DimitarAlexov
Real User
CDO at SGROUP
Dec 22 2019

What is most valuable?

I'm not the end-user of the application. My position is very high in the organization. I know that the users who are using this product like it, but I don't know what exactly they like or what might make it separate from similar solutions… more»

What needs improvement?

The place where this application can most probably be improved is in the integration with other environments. Right now we have it on-premises, but our plan is to have it on cloud and we have already taken steps with Microsoft to implement… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I changed my employment over the past two years. Earlier, I was part of the pharmaceutical company Bcom and we were using the same XenApp product there. Then I moved to a smaller Bulgarian company. We were using a different version of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Advice that I would give to people considering this solution is to use our model of implementation. I absolutely recommend using a local supplier who is knowledgeable and who has experience with the product and deployment because then you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options when making the decision to take on this solution because I already had a positive experience with this product in the past. I wanted to use the same solution because I know it and I know that it works and… more»
RoelNiesen
Reseller
Owner at 1st Solutions
Dec 18 2019

What is most valuable?

XenApp is fast and secure and reliable for remote connections. It is a solution that is completely different than older Windows solutions like Remote Desktop, Server Gateway, and Runtime Brokers. These Windows solutions have never really produced satisfactory results for me.

What needs improvement?

There are a few things I would like to see improved. First, the price can be improved for sure. Microsoft does not have support for this type of solution to make it easy to use the product. But in using Citrix, I can provide remote access support. The features I use with Citrix cannot be found in Microsoft products with any solid alternative. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), which is the Microsoft… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give to those who want to start using this solution is to beware of Citrix and Microsoft. They are both considered sort of the bad guys in the computing world. They want to push you to the cloud and maybe you don't really need the cloud for your solution. You don't have to listen to them. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this… more»
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Gregory Thompson
Real User
Solutions Architect at GE
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

We use the entire Citrix Suite. This XenDesktop solution helps with applications or desktops. It tunnels data into the system and the internal network. Employees can access the network anywhere. They can save files, print files, and access… more»

What needs improvement?

We are looking for speed and agility in an environment. We want to see that the SAN storage can be policed and can detect a network latency.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is quite expensive, but so are the competitors on the market but, you get what you pay for.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to really vet the system a bit before choosing a solution. Always make sure you have a budget for it. Ask yourself the following questions: * Does the solution work well in your lab? * Does it work well in your office? * Do you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at VMware Horizon View which compliments nicely with VMware products. Since our team was all familiar with Citrix it made the most sense. It makes our job much easier to use a product our team understands and has prior experience… more»
Real User
Project Leader at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automatic software upgrades because they take place on only three or four servers, rather than on 50 or 60 machines. The administration, security, and flexibility are very good.

What needs improvement?

We would like to be able to provide VDI, a full desktop, to each of our users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one. We are only using Citrix and Microsoft in our infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

What we would like to do in the future is to have a VDI solution where we can give each user a desktop, but we aren't there yet. At this time, we are using this only with published applications. This solution is easy to manage, but we want… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other solutions, but we found that Citrix was so interesting that we chose it.
SIVASHANMUGAM NATARAJAN
Real User
CTO at Greenware Technologies LLC
Dec 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are user experience and printing capabilities.

How has it helped my organization?

XenApp made our Application environment secure and restrict the data transfer.

What needs improvement?

Citrix has to support all of the hypervisors including KVM. The technical support is not as good as it is with other vendors and it should be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had tested Ericom, 2X and find better performance with Citrix.

What other advice do I have?

Citrix has its own training and certifications available, such as CCA-V, CCA-N, CCE-V,CCE-N. For anybody who is implementing this solution, I would suggest that they start… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated a lot of products and the latest solutions. Citrix, among all these products, has added value because of the user experience and its printing… more»
Yasser Ghonaim
Real User
IT Operations Service Delivery Senior Manager at e-finance
Jul 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that users can work remotely from any location. The shadow feature is extraordinary and helps a lot when supporting remote users. The business… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved user productivity all over Egypt serving the Government financial system. The bandwidth used by the applications was dramatically reduced from… more»

What needs improvement?

Direct connection of USB devices on the terminals to be used by streamed applications is very important for printing and the usage of token authentication, but the current… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I suggest using the concurrent user licensing scheme.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to use Citrix XenApp on Windows VMs, based on VMware Hypervisor.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Remote Terminal was evaluated in addition to this solution.
Yasser Ghonaim
Real User
IT Operations Service Delivery Senior Manager at e-finance
Mar 06 2019

What is most valuable?

Application streaming and shadow feature helped end-user online support and training. It also increased user productivity. Since this application has its own traffic encryption proprietary technique… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It increased the no. of users and reduced traffic and data connection cost in addition to increased user productivity.

What needs improvement?

Eliminating the need of Windows terminal server because it increases the cost for each user as each PC that needs to connect must have its own terminal service license.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The setup cost is not much. Although trimming the application settings is somehow tricky and has a lot of effect on performance, it is done only once. For a large number of users, use the concurrent… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used direct user connection, but it was not secure enough and used a lot of bandwidth.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

A direct connection was evaluated.
Dan Withrow
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

I found the ease of deployment, scalability, and security to be to our benefit when supplying virtual applications/resources to our clients.

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

Printing is huge, there are a lot of shortfalls with supporting printing over XenApp. I know it isn't all a Citrix issue, Microsoft needs to do some work to get the print subsystem streamlined since it apparently hasn't been looked at since… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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What is Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops ?

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provide granular access control, advanced system monitoring and an inherently secure architecture by providing remote access to Windows and Linux apps and desktops secured in the datacenter. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable IT to deliver on-demand apps and desktops to any device.

Also known as
XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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