Rod MacCormackTechnical Team Lead at a energy/utilities company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The solution is perfect for Linux users."
"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."
"The performance of the graphical interface needs improvement. They should add some CPU to speed graphic acceleration."
"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."
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.
Exceed TurboX Remote Access Software Features High performance remote graphics: Finding a fast and high-quality remote access solution for graphical applications is a top priority for many businesses. Engineers, doctors and designers are among the list of professionals that require extremely accurate display of applications over the WAN. An incorrect diagnosis or a misplaced wire in a CAD model could result in a mistake that costs millions of dollars and affects lives. Exceed TurboX offers unrivaled pixel-perfect drawing and precise color rendering, increasing productivity and the quality of work.
Suspend and resume: With ETX, users can manually suspend their sessions at any time and resume them on any computer. By giving users the ability to suspend sessions at will, ETX grants user’s freedom of movement and unties them from physical computers.
Software crash protection: ETX helps companies stay productive by shielding their users from the frustration of lost work due to network failures. ETX detects network connection disruption and automatically suspends sessions. ETX keeps applications in the user session running even if the user is disconnected from their application servers.
Ultra-low bandwidth usage: Exceed TurboX is up to 90 percent more bandwidth efficient than traditional X servers, thanks to the highly efficient ThinX Protocol. ETX adapts to a variety of network conditions while ensuring high quality remote display.
Supercharged sharing: In a globalized economy, projects require collaborative work from a team of international members. With Exceed TurboX, users from around the globe can share projects and ideas in real time over the internet, by taking advantage of desktop and application sharing for both Windows and X Window sessions.
Centralized administration and user management: Administrators can monitor and manage Exceed TurboX from any location using a web browser on any computing device. Exceed TurboX keeps users and access management in a centralized database. It reduces the administrative headaches of managing disparate user communities and empowers administrators to control application access on the user and group levels.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 2nd in Remote Access with 19 reviews while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is ranked 16th in Remote Access with 1 review. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8, while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is rated 8.0. 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 OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) writes "Easy to use, perfect for Linux, and great for remote workers". Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Amazon Appstream, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and Amazon WorkSpaces, whereas OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is most compared with VNC Connect, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and Check Point Remote Access VPN.
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