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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Application Virtualization

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    89%
    Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Application support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings

    Device support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings

    Ease of deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings

    Application packaging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings

    Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    89%
    39 Ratings
    8.6

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    86%
    20 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    82%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    8.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    74%
    8 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    79%
    16 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    100%
    1 Rating

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.3

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    83%
    2 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    90%
    6 Ratings
    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    92%
    2 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops is best in class for offering a great user experience in VDI, server-based sessions, or published apps. Using additional GPU allows uses like rich video, 3D apps, and great modern uses (MS Teams, Office 365, Zoom, etc.). Citrix products are very well integrated (Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops used with Citrix ADC is the best way to secure access and monitor everything).
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Citrix Virtual Apps is well suited for environments that require remote access with 25 or more users. It is not appropriate for small sites with 10 or fewer users due to the cost of ownership. Citrix Virtual Apps pricing plus Windows RDS licensing as well is required. Smaller organizations may not find the cost-benefit due to overall costs and/or the cost of managing the environment.
    David Melin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    • Enables remote access anywhere, to any device which eliminates managing the endpoints how traditional VPN would require.
    • Integrates well with modern applications to offer optimized user experiences similar to native applications which increases user acceptance.
    • Extremely flexible in how policies are applied to different use cases to ensure the appropriate security mitigations are in place with minimal effort.
    • Easy to maintain and expand environments to fit business needs.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    • Excellent for remote satellite users with low bandwidth and high latency connection.
    • Keeps data and applications secure in the data center as users are only getting "screenshots" of the application and mouse/keyboard inputs.
    • Platform agnostic allowing users to access from Apple OSX, iOS, Android devices, Windows, and Linux.
    • Allows increase user density when applications are installed on centralized servers as opposed to on user desktops and laptops.
    Keith Kyaw, MBA, ITIL, CCA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    • A single console to manage the environment.
    • The configuration is a bit complicated and we have hired Citrix administrators. But it's a good solution.
    • User profiles need improvement. They could use more stability and more functionality as well as user profile redirection.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    • Although I recommend Xenapp in all serious VDI/remote application situations, it is expensive and will add a lot of money to any projects budget. Some places will have a hard time justifying using it vs. the built in (free) Microsoft product and this makes the cost an area they could improve on.
    • Previous versions of Xenapp were more admin friendly than the current iteration. One example would be the ability to assign values to each server in your farm such that if you had a server that you wanted less users on it was an easy task. Xenapp now divides the users evenly with little way of doing granular load balancing.
    • Another crucial missing feature of Xenapp is the ability to move users from one server to another without making them log back in. For example, if you have a server that you know is having an issue it would be helpful if we could move users off onto a healthy server without making them logoff/kicking them off.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $375

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Virtual Apps$375
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Citrix Virtual Apps Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 8.2
    Based on 4 answers
    Because it has been a mainstay of our business for many years.
    Denis Peach | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 8.2
    Based on 5 answers
    Getting the environment setup took me three months of off and on work, with 3 complete rebuilds of the environment. Utilizing the WebUI to access the environment had presented so many random issues that we had to require end users to use the Citrix Reciever App. As it was the only stable solution.Aside from that, it hasn't required much admin intervention since the stand-up was completed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Citrix Virtual Apps 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Functions well in a Department of Defense environment, particularly when paired with a physical NetScaler that is FIPS compliant
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 8.4
    Based on 4 answers
    Xendesktop did a great job with HA of all the components.
    Khanh Thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.4
    Based on 8 answers
    The performance of XenDesktop is the best in the industry because of the fine-tuned protocol and years of updating. Overall, I don't think there is a better performer on the market. The question is if the added complexity of running XenDesktop is really worth the performance gain. While the latest version of XenDesktop is the easiest to deploy so far, it is still more challenging than the competitors.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.9
    Based on 16 answers
    The support is great when you get an engineer that knows what they are doing but getting that individual sometimes takes a while. Overall, they are professional and polite and competent in their knowledge. Sometimes the cases are open for an extended period of time which becomes very frustrating when dealing with critical issues.
    Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I was self trained
    Khanh Thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 8.3
    Based on 2 answers
    Easy to understand and learn at my own pace
    John Pasqualicchio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 9.0
    Based on 6 answers
    Take it slow and read the directions each step of the way. If you are not familiar with Citrix products, use a reseller or other experienced engineer to assist you in the setup of your environment
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Citrix Virtual Apps 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Issues with overlapping settings caused troubleshooting to be a problem during the early stages of deployment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    I never had the chance to test other products like these since whenever I read and searched online during the first phase it was only popping up Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.... so we got in touch with the sales department and the rest is history. After the technical consultation, it was more obvious that the implementation would have been very easy and the security layers are very well for my company.
    Juljan Hebibasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    We tried Microsoft's RemoteApp before settling on Citirx's XenApp. RemoteApp is not scalable for large implementations, management can not be guaranteed, and multiple server management is not available. RemoteApp is best suited for smaller environments that do not require complex publishing. Citrix XenApp provides customers with improved maintenance and manageability, improved end-user experience for application delivery, and increased performance for users.
    Eric Mueller, CSM, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 9.2
    Based on 2 answers
    Easily scalable
    John Pasqualicchio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    • XenDesktop allows remote access to data from any device, allowing users to even BYOD, even allowing users to work from home and telecommute. Saving costs on office space.
    • XenDesktop helps a company attain a higher level of security as data does not reside on the device, and you have more control over the users' access to your environment.
    • XenDesktop is pricy from a licensing standpoint. It requires a special Windows VDI license as well as some decent infrastructure to run it. If your environment has room to grow, you should be fine with XenDesktop. If you are already strapped for resources, prepare to make a substantial investment.
    Jay Oliphant | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    • Citrix Virtual Apps reduce your cost significantly. Operating on the cloud helps you cut costs on not only network infrastructure but also on the human resources required to maintain it.
    • I can see no negative impact however in case the Citrix Virtual Apps are facing any network issues or downtime then it becomes a bit of an issue as you are dependent on the same for your network connectivity and applications access. However, you can raise a ticket and their support is great and helps you fix the issues ASAP.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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