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Score 7.7 out of 100
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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

SecureLink

It does exactly what it needs to. The only times I've had serious issues with rolling out to a vendor is when they have a "contractual agreement" to only use their solution. Almost every vendor that I've worked with and shown this product to has been skeptical for the first 5 minutes and fully converted to liking the ease of use of the product by 10 minutes
Matthew Behrens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Virtualization

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
6.3
SecureLink
Application support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
5.6
SecureLink
Device support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
9.6
SecureLink
Ease of deployment
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
2.4
SecureLink
Application packaging
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.0
SecureLink
Security
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
5.6
SecureLink

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

SecureLink

  • Easy to setup on a client PC or server for access
  • Organizes client connections by gatekeeper so it is easy to find what you need
  • File transfer option is great for uploading files to client servers
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

SecureLink

  • Java based. Always an issue. I know they are working on this and it will be Javaless if we need it. I know that Java can cause issues across the board and I understand the need of it, but it does not make it any better when there are Java issues.
  • Stronger integration with the Active Directory. Currently its only read-only, which is good and bad.
  • I would love to see an App. I know they are working on this as well.
Matthew Behrens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SecureLink

SecureLink 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We are happy using securelink to access our client environments
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

SecureLink

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SecureLink

SecureLink 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The employees at Securelink have always been responsive and seem to be invested in the success of my company. They truly understand what their product means to us so if there is a problem, they are always willing to help. In the rare event that something is found on their end, they will be proactive and reach out to someone to help and get something on calendar for a fix
Matthew Behrens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

SecureLink

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

SecureLink

Securelink seems to work better than LogMein for a large enterprise group. Our company has over 10,000 different connections and securelink manages them well.
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

SecureLink

  • I've found that Securelink allows me to get a vendor access to an application for support purposes much faster than a provisioned VPN account and the red tape around this. I can set up a vendor to access an application suite in a half hour and it will be more secure than regular provisioning.
  • The ROI is yet to be seen on this, but it certainly makes Compliance, Internal Audit, and Legal very happy, which helps everybody.
  • Internally, there is much more push back and it has been problematic. For a tech, to have to log in to a server and navigate to a system is considered cumbersome, when before all they had to do was open up Putty or RDP to a server to get in. The only way to combat this is to force them to use Securelink by removing rights. Near impossible for the domain admins.
Matthew Behrens | 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

SecureLink

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)
2.4
SecureLink
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
SecureLink
8.6

Usability

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.0
SecureLink

Performance

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
SecureLink
9.0

Support Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
SecureLink
9.0

Implementation Rating

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.0
SecureLink

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