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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Application Virtualization

    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    89%

    Oracle SGD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Application support

    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device support

    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of deployment

    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application packaging

    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Remote Administration

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Oracle SGD

    74%
    Oracle Secure Global Desktop ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Screen sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    File transfer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Instant message

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Access to sleeping/powered-off computers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Over-the-Internet remote session

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Initiate remote control from mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Remote management of servers & workstations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Remote Active Directory® management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Centralized management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Session record

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Annotations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Monitoring and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Multi-platform remote control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix Virtual Apps is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    86%
    20 Ratings
    8.0

    Oracle SGD

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    80%
    1 Rating

    Oracle SGD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle SGD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Oracle SGD

    I believe Oracle Secure Global Desktop is better used on a larger device such as a desktop or laptop, as the Android platform is a bit confusing when initially introduced to fellow employees who were familiar with the other layout.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Oracle SGD

    • Very secure.
    • Simple layout that is easily understood by different levels of experience.
    • My company works with Linux and Windows - Oracle Secure Global Desktop easily operates on both platforms.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Oracle SGD

    • Is not supported on Apple devices.
    • Support on Android - the functionality feels flimsy and the layout isn't as user friendly as I thought it would be in comparison to when it is used on a desktop platform.
    • Initially, when first using the product a year or so ago, I received a lot of complaints of random error messages. Though that problem seems to have been solved in the interim.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Oracle SGD

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    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

    Oracle SGD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    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

    Oracle SGD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Oracle SGD

    Tarantella gave us a lot of issues, but with Oracle Secure Global Desktop [we got] the huge portfolio of Oracle applications from almost any browser, without the headache of application dependencies, plugins, java etc. My fellow employees like the way Oracle Secure Global Desktop gives us the "feel" of many little desktops but with one machine.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Oracle SGD

    • Efficiency is definitely a good description. The easy to use platform allows fellow employees to move through their online apps with ease.
    • Applying new online apps is a lot easier, as we do not have to rely on a central server to pull information.
    • As our client is national, it's good to have quick, reliable cloud access to all sensitive materials without worrying about security issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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