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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Virtualization

    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    89%

    Firework

    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

    9.3
    93%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Firework is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    86%
    20 Ratings
    9.5

    Firework

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    80%
    1 Rating

    Firework

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Firework

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    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.
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    Startpack

    If you need to communicate through multiple apps e.g. Gmail, Slack, Whats App, and you want everything in one place - Firework is definitely your thing. Also perfect for people who have to track the time they spend on certain tasks. Firework would be useless for people who don't care about productivity and getting things done as fast as possible.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • 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.
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    Startpack

    • It's really easy to use; I don't know of any other software that's this easy and convenient
    • UI is very straightforward and simple
    • It speeds up work process, as you no longer need to waste time switching tabs in order to find some crucial information
    • Helps declutter your work PC
    • It usually launches way faster than a browser
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • 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.
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    Startpack

    • You have to pay for the most useful features
    • Lack of extensions (there are basic things like ad-block, but if you need something specific you'll have a hard time)
    • It's not clear how and where exactly the passwords are stored
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Virtual Apps editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Firework

      Starting Price

      $2.99 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Firework editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Firework Pro2.991
      Firework Ultimate$38.992

      Footnotes

      1. per month per user
      2. one-time fee

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional 2.99

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Citrix

      Functions well in a Department of Defense environment, particularly when paired with a physical NetScaler that is FIPS compliant
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      Startpack

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Citrix

      Issues with overlapping settings caused troubleshooting to be a problem during the early stages of deployment.
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      Startpack

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      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.
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      Startpack

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • 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.
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      Startpack

      • You're way more productive when all of your tools are easily accessible
      • Health benefits! It prevents your mental state from deteriorating, it saves at least 10-15 minutes per day, and there's no need to be anxious while trying to remember the password from your work email again
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