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

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"This solution has allowed us to have a highly flexible remote access solution in DR/BC situations.""The solution is very quick to set up.""I can do anything from a remote desktop as if I were sitting at my own PC.""The technical support is good.""The installation is almost instant."

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Cons
"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.""There are a lot of shortfalls with supporting printing over XenApp.""There is room for improvement on the hypervisor side, providing better integration between the hypervisor and the product line. I suspect that they haven't put the work into that because of the move to the cloud. They want everything to be cloud-hosted. But for folks like us, who will always be a hybrid model, that's of some concern."

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"If the PC is hung then it requires a reboot.""Integration could be improved. I'd prefer if the solution could integrate with our support and report tools as well as our timesheet reporting.""The pricing has tripled in a small amount of time and there is not three times better service."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Citrix is a mid-range cost solution compared to some others out there.""In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many different scenarios that organizations have. We have been able to evolve our own licensing over the years to accommodate our situations between concurrent versus user device licenses. Now, when we move into the Citrix Workspace realm, we definitely have some awesome options there."

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"We pay approximately 2,000 Euros a year for the solution. The licensing is all-inclusive; you don't have to pay for extra add-ons or services.""It was cheap and now it is comparably expensive. It costs me $484 to use the solution with just two physical PCs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: In terms of scalability, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops have a lot of technologies baked in there that allow an organization to scale up or down, as required. Further, leveraging Azure for… more »
Top Answer: In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many… more »
Top Answer: I think improvement around the Analytics piece is super important. There has been a lot of maturity over the last year in that area, though a lot more needs to be done. Also, a lot more of the value… more »
Top Answer: I can do anything from a remote desktop as if I were sitting at my own PC.
Top Answer: The pricing is a bit of an issue in that it has increased dramatically. My cost is $484 for two desktops — for two different computers.
Top Answer: The solution works very well, I do not have any problem with it at all. The only problem is they have more than tripled their price in the last three years over what they used to charge. A price… more »
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Also Known As
XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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Overview

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.

GoToMyPC is a web-based screen-sharing product that allows you to access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world. With GoToMyPC, you have the flexibility to work where, when and how you want. Use your computer's programs and applications, read and send email, edit files and access network resources as if you were sitting in front of it.
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Sample Customers
Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
The Lubitz Financial Group, Stitely & Kartsetter PLLC
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Insurance Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company16%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government10%
Educational Organization7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%
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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 2nd in Remote Access with 19 reviews while GoToMyPC is ranked 9th in Remote Access with 3 reviews. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8, while GoToMyPC is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Allows the end user device flexibility when remotely accessing my organization's resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GoToMyPC writes "Accessing multiple PCs from remote locations is easy and reliable with this solution". Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Amazon Appstream, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and Citrix Workspace, whereas GoToMyPC is most compared with TeamViewer, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, LogMeIn Pro, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Splashtop Remote Support. See our Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. GoToMyPC report.

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