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"The ability to create your trigger data domains is the solution's most valuable feature.""The management of the solution is very simple. It allows for a single view of all the endpoints.""Our users find the interface very comfortable to use.""It allows everyone to work from home. If no one could work from home, then we wouldn't have a company, especially now during COVID-19. It's mission-critical, especially since it's currently being used. If there is a problem with it, we would really be screwed. We would be hard-pressed because we would have to figure out what solution we're going to go with, how to deploy it, how long it would take to deploy it, and how we'd even get it on people's computers if we couldn't VPN to them. It would be near impossible to just change to a new VPN solution right now.""The most valuable feature is the seamless access."

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"The ROI for us has been that when we had Hurricane Harvey last year, Xendesktop came in very handy for us. Even though people had electricity in Texas, many networks were down. Our offices could still get into our network and do work that was needed. It is an excellent virtual office that works anywhere, anytime and anyplace. It is worth our investment.""The scalability is fine. We have about 400 users, who are supported by six staff members. We use the product company-wide throughout 40 different locations, and we currently do not have plans to increase the scale of use.""The shadow feature is extraordinary and helps a lot when supporting remote users.""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.""XenApp is a fast, secure and reliable solution for remote connections that is completely different than and superior to older Windows solutions.""Stable product with straightforward setup.""This is a very stable solution which you can feel confident using.""You can connect to any printer, and from anywhere you can print documents using a compressed channel. It is easy and the bandwidth is very low."

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Cons
"The interface itself needs improvement. When you need to create something, you have to go through a lot of steps. It needs to be simplified.""I cannot see the full effect of the endpoint solution because it relies on having access to the DNF queries, which might not go through the Check Point firewall when you're using it for perimeter networks. Check Point will not identify the actual source of the net queries. This may be related to the architecture, however, and not poor product issues. I don't know if it can be improved on the Check Point side or not.""There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.""When you want to deploy a new Check Point agent, it is really a pain in the butt. For example, Windows 10 now has updates almost every couple of months. It changes the versioning and things under the hood. These are things that I don't understand, because I'm not a Windows person. However, I know that the Check Point client is installed on the Windows machine, and if the Check Point client's not kept up-to-date, then it's functionality breaks. It has to be up-to-date with the Windows versions. Check Point has to update the client more often. Now, the problem is that the Check Point client is not easy to update on remote computers and it's not easy to deploy a new client.""We would like to see support for a layer seven VPN over UDP."

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"Tech support can be slow if you do not receive help from the US representatives.""The monitoring and management is in need of 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 version does not support this one hundred percent.""We would like to be able to provide VDI, a full desktop, to each of our users.""Pricing can be lower and roaming profiles need to be fixed to work consistently.""For us, pricing is the most important feature to improve.""The product should expand its capabilities for integrating with other environments.""Citrix has to support all of the hypervisors including KVM and OpenStack KVM."

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"My understanding is that the pricing and licensing are very competitive, and it's not one of their more expensive products. We buy licenses for the solution and have licenses for the endpoint servers."

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"It is quite expensive, but so are the competitors on the market.""I think it is a little high priced.""I suggest using the concurrent user licensing scheme.""A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD.""The Citrix licensing scheme is really straightforward and simple. It doesn't have hidden costs. You get what you pay for. It is easy to understand what is on the product, so it's simple to get a clear idea of how much it costs. Licensing is not an issue.""Based not only on the cost of Citrix, but additional costs like firewalls, IPS, and other solutions, the total cost of switching users from using normal laptops with VPNs to connection via Citrix were so huge that the CEO of our company decided to postpone the deployment process.""The licensing, in general, is expensive. A lot of customers battle to pay the amount. It's very difficult to ensure that your solution provides the business value that the customer is after.""The cost of the Citrix software reflects what I would expect a product of that nature, in that market, to be. Understanding the licensing is quite a bit more complicated, because one of the things about Citrix is that you can buy licensing at different levels... Yet I still like the idea because it means that if all you need is a basic load balancing solution, then you don't need to buy an advanced or premium license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Our users find the interface very comfortable to use.
Top Answer: There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.
Top Answer: In our current dynamic, we are using this solution to provide access to data and some business applications over the internet.
Top Answer: You can connect to any printer, and from anywhere you can print documents using a compressed channel. It is easy and the bandwidth is very low.
Top Answer: A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD.
Top Answer: 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.
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XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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Overview

The Check Point Remote Access VPN Software Blade provides users with secure, seamless access to corporate networks and resources when traveling or working remotely. Privacy and integrity of sensitive information is ensured through multi-factor authentication, endpoint system compliance scanning and encryption of all transmitted data.

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.

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Sample Customers
Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Remote Access with 5 reviews while Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 2nd in Remote Access with 17 reviews. Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is rated 9.0, while Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN writes "Allows everyone to work from home, which is mission-critical for our organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Helps us deliver a range of services, like load balancing, remote control, remote access, and a unique thin-client workstation on wheels". Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Zscaler Private Access, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer, Amazon Appstream, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Nutanix Xi Frame. See our Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops report.

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