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Score 8.5 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 1 feature set: Application Virtualization

Application Virtualization

8.9

Citrix Virtual Apps

89%
8.6

VMware ThinApp

86%
Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 4/5 features

Application support

9.0
90%
20 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Device support

8.8
88%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Ease of deployment

9.0
90%
19 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Application packaging

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Security

9.2
92%
20 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

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
8.5

VMware ThinApp

85%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Citrix Virtual Apps

80%
1 Rating

VMware ThinApp

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

Citrix Virtual Apps

70%
2 Ratings

VMware ThinApp

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

VMware ThinApp

VMware ThinApp is really great for simple packaging projects, standalone apps, or older apps that needs specific runtimes or environment which are not available on target operating systems. Integration with VMware Horizon is simple, and deployment is easy by using shares for storing captured apps, or MSI packages for deploying by group strategies.
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

VMware ThinApp

  • Migrate propietary or custom apps
  • Offer a view in real time
  • smooth operation
  • Enhance securtity
Neysser Mercado Escoto | 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

VMware ThinApp

  • I have had difficulty Thinapping Office 2013
  • Several applications are trial and error as they fail often, with little to no documentation
  • Price could be cheaper
Michael Timms | 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

VMware ThinApp

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

VMware ThinApp

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

VMware ThinApp

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

VMware ThinApp

VMware ThinApp capturing and publishing is way more simple than the App-V approach, but App-V seems to be more suitable for the largest deployments. Application Virtualization seems to be less and less common today, as VDI approaches can solve some issues (like publishing apps from a virtual desktop instead of locally installed or virtualized packages).
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

VMware ThinApp

  • Is expensive but the security wort it.
  • The options to change the package after saving are limited.
  • our customers have more reliability
Neysser Mercado Escoto | TrustRadius Reviewer

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