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"The most valuable feature is connectivity. The remote connection is the reason we are using this solution.""The feature that I like is that it is fast.""It is a good product. I don't have any complaints.""The price and user interface are great.""The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now.""The ease of access and the confidentiality and security that it provides is what we like best.""It is stable, easy to scale, and provides secure remote access.""The most valuable feature is the seamless application edition with the low-level network bandwidth because we have between 10 and 15 sites in France with a low level of communication needs. We need to deploy our main application, the ERP system, and we needed an efficient solution to provide a solution to the remote sites, with very small links between the data center and the remote site."

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"The location and remote management services are the most valuable.""A very easy to use solution.""The most valuable feature of the solution is that it enables us to remotely manage the devices, which is its purpose, and to push applications to the mobile devices from the portal.""The feature with the highest rating for me is its employee management. I can also praise how versatile it is in terms of operating systems. It has good support for multiple operating systems and can easily manage them all. Not just that, but it can also support any kind of tool that can be run on all these operating systems.""From a remote management perspective, I like the management and the inventory.""VMware Workspace ONE has been stable so far.""The most valuable feature depends on the use case of the clients. However, one feature I like is the Kiosk Mode. In the Kiosk Mode in most cases, the clients only can make available one application developed by the solution and permit the employee or the final client to use only this one application for interaction. This provides a security control layer limiting only one application functionally.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the tracking of the devices."

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"I've recently tried to use Citrix on Ubuntu, and I don't know if this is an Ubuntu issue or a vendor issue, but you can't use Citrix right now on Ubuntu 20.04.""The initial setup is very complex.""They can simplify the process of printers. Printers were quite a difficult issue. It took us a long time to iron this issue out. We have the most simple use case where people connect from home to either a virtual machine or their physical desktop. We tried more complex solutions like Machine Creation Services, and they were more overhead than they were worth for us. I found them difficult to work with and confusing, and they were not worth the work for us.""This solution is resource-intensive, it takes a lot of Bandwidth and a lot of the resources of the server.""When there are technical issues, sometimes we can't get on the cloud.""The product is currently not working well in hosting conferencing software like Zoom, Team, and Salon.""The lag when using Skype or Screen Sharing with multiple users needs to improve, as it makes it difficult for us to continue when we have to restart the system.""The application is now very complex. We started with Citrix on PCs. Now, to access the same application, we need to have a StoreFront Server, the Delivery Controller, and Citrix License Server. It's now very complex."

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"Technical support needs to be more responsive to our requests.""The pricing could always be better.""When it comes to deployment and maintaining security, there should be an integrated console where you have a singular view of all of the products from the same OEM.""Its performance is quite good on Apple phones or even mid-range phones. If you install an AirWatch on a phone that is not too powerful, you will have performance issues. That's only because the phone is not too powerful, and there is not enough memory, etc. They could do a lighter version for a less powerful phone. It would also be useful for very small companies that don't want to spend money on expensive phones. Having said that, I don't think that is their target market. If their target market is enterprise, all enterprises perhaps have an agreement with Google or Apple, and they would get a phone that has already been tested, and they know that AirWatch will work on that phone.""There is no Apple zero-day support for updates.""The reverse proxy is not intuitive and it takes time to get it right, so this is something that can be improved.""I would like to see some integration with native Microsoft products such as Anti-value.""There are other solutions that might be better for certain use cases. This is not an all-purpose solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal in about a year, and we are nervously waiting to see what the pricing will be.""We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable."

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"There is a separate cost for technical support and extra premium features. The pricing should be simplified.""For the moment, we have a multi-year contract, meaning that we cannot go with a different solution at this time even if the price should prove more favorable.""Its pricing was okay for our company.""Pricing is an area that could be improved.""The solution runs at roughly around $36/user for a year.""It is quite expensive, but I think large companies have agreements with these organizations that provide remote monitoring for phones, and they get massive discounts. The public price does not reflect what they pay. You won't get the same pricing if you're buying for 10 employees versus 1,000 employees. On the public price, you get perhaps a 10% discount, but if you're buying 1,000, the discount could be really massive, especially if you signed a contract for a number of years.""If you have a host of custom requirements (including licensing), make sure to set aside enough time for the initial setup because it can take up to a few weeks depending on how complex your environment is.""VMware Workspace ONE is not cheap; it's quite expensive. However, in the end, they gave us a reasonable price."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now.
Top Answer: We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal… more »
Top Answer: They can simplify the process of printers. Printers were quite a difficult issue. It took us a long time to iron this issue out. We have the most simple use case where people connect from home to… more »
Top Answer: Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
Top Answer: VMware Workspace One has a powerful set of helpful features. The solution offers very good documentation, the initial setup is easy, and the product is very stable and reliable. I think the fact that… more »
Top Answer: Hi, today my recommendation is still in VM Workspace One. In some cases, you will need more servers to realize this but it permits total flexibility in multiple use cases.
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Overview

Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. With the new Workspace app, you get complete choice of device, cloud and network, while maintaining IT security and control—even over corporate SaaS and web apps. Built on trusted Citrix solutions for Windows app and desktop delivery, device security, secure file sync and sharing, network security, and intelligent analytics, Citrix Workspace offers unmatched experience, choice, and security.

Workspace ONE is a digital workspace platform that simply and securely delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management. It is available as a cloud service or for on-premises deployment.

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Sample Customers
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer10%
Computer Software Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise22%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise67%
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Citrix Workspace is ranked 6th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 8 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 21 reviews. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.4, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Fast set up, easy to install, with responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "A straightforward setup with a good set of features and very good documentation". Citrix Workspace is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Horizon View and VMware App Volumes, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Horizon 7, Jamf Pro, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and SOTI MobiControl.

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