Citrix Enables Enterprise Mobility with New CloudGateway Solution
CloudGateway Enterprise App Store Securely Delivers Any Windows, Web, SaaS or Mobile App, Along with ShareFile Follow-Me-Data to Over 2 Billion Devices
San Francisco, CA - Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix announced CloudGateway 2, a powerful new update to its enterprise mobility solution that adds extensive mobile application management capabilities, including full support for native HTML 5, iOS and Android apps. The new CloudGateway release also adds integration with Citrix ShareFile™, giving customers a single unified control point for all apps and data enterprise-wide. This allows employees to be as productive on-the-go as they are in the office with access to their personalized set of applications and data when and where they need them.
According to Forrester Research, Inc. 65 percent of information workers work from multiple locations*, and by 2016, 350 million employees will use smartphones, 200 million of whom will bring their own to work**. Additionally, Citrix research shows that workers use an average of three devices a day (link to Citrix Enterprise Mobility Study). Workers ranging from individual contributors to executives are demanding tools to enable them to be productive from any location on any device.
To address this new dynamic, businesses need a solution that allows employees to access corporate resources, such as apps and data, on any device, while maintaining tight security and policy controls. By properly managing and securing this corporate content, companies can ensure their employees are productive wherever they are, while reducing the risks associated with user data, installed apps and mobile and non-corporate owned devices.
The Citrix enterprise mobility management solution addresses this need through a mobile container that separates work data from personal data, a cloud container that centralizes control over all apps and docs, and an app store that securely delivers this content based on an employee’s role, device, location, and connectivity. Specifically, Citrix Receiver™ an easy-to-install software client, gives users a single, secure place to access their cloud apps and locally run their native apps and data from billions of devices (read about the new enhancements to Citrix Receiver). CloudGateway provides an app store that securely delivers Windows, web, SaaS and mobile apps as well as data to employees on any device. The new version of CloudGateway brings:
CloudGateway 2 will be available in July, 2012.
The trend toward mobile workstyles and BYOD is here today and gaining momentum. With millions of new mobile and employee-owned devices coming into the enterprise, companies are challenged to develop strategies to manage this device chaos. Only an end-to-end solution that separates work content from personal content and brings security and manageability down to the application and data level – a missing piece in today’s point solutions – can enable employee productivity and allow enterprises to support a mobile workforce while maintaining the right levels of security and control.
The trend toward mobile workstyles and BYOD is here today and gaining momentum.