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Score 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

VNC Connect

VNC Connect works really well on computers connected both within the same local area network and when located outside the office connected via the internet. With VNC Connect, you can remotely access a computer and perform all functions as if you're sitting right in front of it. It also can be used as a training tool to show the person sitting at the computer the steps to take to execute and perform a task. I would not use VNC Connect to remotely access a computer that has the screen left on to perform confidential tasks on it that I don't want others to visually see. Unfortunately, there isn't a method like when you are using Windows Remote Desktop Services where the screen is blanked out to prevent others from viewing your connection.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Virtualization

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.1
VNC Connect
Application support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
6.8
VNC Connect
Device support
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
9.1
VNC Connect
Ease of deployment
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
4.5
VNC Connect
Application packaging
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.1
VNC Connect
Security
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
6.9
VNC Connect

Remote Administration

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.5
Screen sharing
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
9.6
File transfer
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.9
Instant message
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.7
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
8.9
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.4
Over-the-Internet remote session
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
9.2
Initiate remote control from mobile
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.6
Remote management of servers & workstations
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
4.7
Centralized management dashboard
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.7
Session record
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.0
Annotations
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
5.4
Monitoring and Alerts
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.0
Multi-platform remote control
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
8.0

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

VNC Connect

  • Visually see their computer screens and the information needed to properly respond to their questions.
  • Transfer files that I might need to work on their financial statements and corporation income tax returns or other reports that they may require. Also to upload files from my computer to update their records.
  • Help train clients to use their own accounting software appropriately while having them see first hand on their screens the use of the software interface and how the data is entered and processed by their software.
William Waks | 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

VNC Connect

  • Its a pretty straight forward product - I would like to see more tools with a "wow" factor.
  • Panel colors are blah - I would like more eye-catching colors.
  • A more consistent look with all platforms - like Mac & PC.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 8 answers
VNC is a solid product for the price. It simply works and its reliable across different platforms. Some products state they work well in the Mac environment but don't deliver. This one does what it says. Connections are reliable, but of course, this depends on internet connections. The product works well over wireless connections as well. It delivers on what a remote tool should deliver on. My technicians are happy with the product and customers appreciate the ease of use when letting us connect to their systems. Some also appreciate the remote support while they are multi-task.
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

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 3 answers
VNC Connect is a solid product and our techs are very confident that they can get the job done using it. Reliability is key for us since we have a small support team and many users to support. It also helps keep us in the background more allowing the end-users to multi-task. VNC supports our goal of providing quick and efficient services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
VNC Connect is a reliable product that has been around for a long time. It is reasonably priced and works well in the Mac & PC environment. When you have a small team that supports many users we need tools that we can rely upon and that will get the job done on the first try. Many customers appreciate the quick assistance and can multi-task while our team works on their computer issues remotely. From a customer service point of view, this tool gives us transparency and efficient effectiveness.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The training is very informative, quick and to the point. All of the details one would need are present so the user doesn't have to go searching for additional information just to use the application. The layout of the training was also neat and concise, some of the other training sessions for other companies I've done in the past were confusing and not well thought out, this one is much more superior
Matt Medley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No problem at all, love the product.
Michael Mei | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

VNC Connect

If you do not have a working internet connection, you can rule LogMeIn out as it is not a viable solution! NetSupport is fairly more advanced and has many more capabilities that VNC does not support so this is not a fair comparison!
Miguel Nuñez | 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

VNC Connect

  • VNC Connect has had a positive impact/ROI on our business objectives. Without using VNC Connect, we would have had to hire additional technicians and network admins to keep up with the volume of work. It has been a real benefit to keeping costs down as we do our best to control costs being a public sector government agency.
Richard Russell | 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

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

VNC Connect

General

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

VNC Connect Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$401
Enterprise$551
  1. per remote computer
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
5.0
VNC Connect
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
8.0

Usability

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
8.0
VNC Connect
8.0

Support

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
8.0

Online Training

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
VNC Connect
7.0

Implementation

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
7.0
VNC Connect
8.0

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