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Score 7.2 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

Large enterprises with hundreds or thousands of users across many geographical locations are ideal candidate for Citrix XenApp. For medium enterprises, Citrix also offers XenApp in the cloud which is a hybrid cloud model where management servers are in the cloud and the company can host the worker servers locally or in preferred data center setup. Xenapp is also ideal for applications that requires frequent update to users and to ensure all users have access to the same version of the application from anywhere, any device, and any type of network connection.
Keith Kyaw, MBA, ITIL, CCA | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Virtualization

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.2
Oracle SGD
Application support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
6.9
Oracle SGD
Device support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
9.1
Oracle SGD
Ease of deployment
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
4.7
Oracle SGD
Application packaging
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.2
Oracle SGD
Security
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.0
Oracle SGD

Remote Administration

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
7.4
Screen sharing
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
9.0
File transfer
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
9.0
Instant message
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
1.0
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
10.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
8.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
10.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
5.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
7.0
Centralized management dashboard
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
8.0
Session record
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
8.0
Annotations
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
6.0
Monitoring and Alerts
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
3.0
Multi-platform remote control
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Oracle SGD
9.0

Pros

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

  • Xenapp uses a proprietary system (IMA/FMA) to more quickly deliver the screen shots, mouse clicks, etc...being done on the servers back to the users screen. This system is faster than any other app delivery programs protocols and for most users the apps are fairly seamless and run as if they were local as to speed.
  • Xenapp does require some training but overall is not overly technical in nature which helps in quickly ramping up into managing and configuring it.
  • XenApp's one main goal is to publish applications to user desktops. It does that better than any other solution on the market. There are alternate ways of doing this including simply using Microsoft's built in App delivery product but you will encounter more issues and a less than happy user experience if you try to pay less and skip adding XenApp into the mix.
Anonymous | 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 (formerly XenApp)

  • Cost - Licensing costs are not cheap.
  • Local printing is not installed by default. It took some time getting printing set up for each individual user.
  • Application compatibility is an issue when Citrix XenApp is updated, we were forced into purchasing not only an update, but also new office software.
Eric Mueller, CSM, PMP | 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

Usability

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp) 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

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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 (formerly XenApp)

Other products were more cost effective, offered a better support contract, had less dependencies on third party programs, were much simpler to configure, had better documentation, and didn't require as much hardware.We chose Citrix over the alternatives, because one of our customers required the use of Citrix for the connection of Third Party vendors.
Anonymous | 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 (formerly XenApp)

  • Allowing staff to complete time sensitive work. i.e. Accounting processing payroll, billing. Staff meeting deadlines for client production products.
  • Time installing and configuring software occurrences is externally cut down. Such as personal profile configuration of toolbar's, files, shortcuts, etc.
  • Software licenses reduced.
Daniel J. Lewis | 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

Pricing Details

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

General

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

Oracle SGD

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
5.2
Oracle SGD
8.0

Usability

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.0
Oracle SGD

Implementation

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.0
Oracle SGD

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