Oct

152012

Citrix GoToMyPC Offers Total Mobility with App for Kindle Fire and Android

Free App for Kindle Fire and Updated App for Android gives users the power of productivity from anywhere life takes them

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Citrix announced today that its market-leading remote access product, Citrix GoToMyPC, has released an enhanced app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet or a Kindle Fire to access their Mac or PC from anywhere. With the new GoToMyPC app, users can instantly work on their Mac or PC from their mobile device using intuitive functionality. Android and Kindle Fire users can now be productive wherever life leads them — everything they need is just a touch away.

Enabling the Mobile Workstyle

Studies show employees are more productive and loyal when given the option to telework. Businesses of all sizes are increasingly seeking new ways to keep their workforce connected and productive without tethering them to their desks and laptops.

Released in September 2012, the Citrix Workplace of the Future report polled 1,900 senior IT decision-makers across 19 countries, showing that nearly a third of people (29 percent) will no longer work from their traditional office by 2020. Instead employees will base themselves from various semi-permanent locations including the home (64 percent), field and project sites (60 percent), and customer or partner premises (50 percent). People are increasingly expected to access files, programs and corporate networks from locations such as hotels, airports, coffee shops and while in transit, from any device.

The global trend towards mobile workstyles is driven by tech-savvy employees who expect to be able to use their own devices to access the apps and data they need to be productive in their jobs, no matter where they are.

“From smartphones to tablets and laptops, mobile devices are a necessity for getting work done. With these tools, people are able to work from anywhere, anytime,” said Lisa Reeves, vice president and general manager, Access & Cloud Line of Business, Citrix. “We believe having secure remote access on your mobile device gives you better work-life balance because you’re no longer tied to your desk. Now with the new GoToMyPC app for Android and Kindle Fire, you can access your computer from anywhere. At Citrix, we’re focused on solutions that are simple by design and support new ways of working.”

GoToMyPC helps people strike a balance between work and personal time, allowing them to access everything they need to securely conduct business, whether they are working from home, or are held up in the airport with only their mobile devices on hand. And by creating a more mobile and agile approach to work, business owners are finding that employees are more engaged, productive and happy.

GoToMyPC created the remote access market over 10 years ago, and its simplicity, reliability and convenience constantly renders high customer loyalty and ratings. In 2011, GoToMyPC released mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone and Android tablets. GoToMyPC was recently recognized as One of the 100 Best iPad Apps by PC Magazine and one of the Top 100 Champions in the Small Business Influencer Awards.

Mobile Feature Highlights

  • Instant access to all your files, programs and network
  • Works seamlessly with your existing firewalls – no need for special configuration
  • Precision mouse control so it’s easy to tap the details
  • 300% zoom to see details and work without straining your eyes
  • Full keyboard functionality, including special keys like Alt, Ctrl and Tab
  • Multitasking
  • Keyboard locking and screen blanking on the computer you access (PC only)
  • Multi-monitor support
  • 128-bit AES encryption, dual passwords and end-to-end user authentication
  • Connects over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks
  • The new app requires Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or higher

How It Works

The GoToMyPC app is available free of charge for iOS on the App Store, and for Android on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android. A GoToMyPC subscription is required for your host Mac or PC. After downloading the GoToMyPC app on your mobile device, simply open the app, log in with your email and password, select the host computer you wish to access and tap Connect. You will be prompted for your access code, then instantly connected to your computer. If additional security features are required for your account — like One-Time Passwords or RADIUS two-factor authentication — you will be prompted for these credentials.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

The Online Services division of Citrix provides secure, easy-to-use cloud-based solutions that enable people to work from anywhere with anyone. Whether using GoToMeeting to hold online meetings, GoToWebinar to conduct larger web events, GoToTraining to train customers or employees, Podio to create customized workspaces and apps to collaborate with anyone, GoToMyPC to access and work on a remote Mac or PC, GoToAssist to provide IT support and management or ShareFile to securely share files, documents and data, businesses and individuals are increasing productivity, decreasing travel costs and improving sales, training and service on a global basis. For more information, visit www.citrixonline.com.

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Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Kindle Fire is a trademark of Amazon. Mac, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., in the United States and other countries.
We believe having secure remote access on your mobile device gives you better work-life balance because you’re no longer tied to your desk. Now with the new GoToMyPC app for Android and Kindle Fire, you can access your computer from anywhere.
- Lisa Reeves

Vice President and General Manager, Access & Cloud Line of Business

Citrix