Deliver, manage and secure Windows virtual desktops for BYO users

Citrix DesktopPlayer extends the benefits of XenDesktop to BYO and corporate laptop users, enabling them to run Windows virtual desktops on Windows or Mac devices whether they are online, offline, or over a slow and intermittent network connection.

Simplify IT support of BYO Windows or Mac laptops with centralized management

With DesktopPlayer, IT is able to efficiently deploy, update, and manage virtual desktops for mobile laptop users on both corporate and BYO devices. The type 2 client hypervisor features centralized management capabilities, including zero-touch provisioning, one-to-many patching, and role-based policy management for comprehensive IT control.

Citrix discusses DesktopPlayer for Mac with TechTarget's Brian Madden (4:13)

Citrix discusses the new DesktopPlayer for Mac with TechTarget's Brian Madden. DesktopPlayer enables MacBook users to run a centrally-managed local Windows virtual desktop, regardless of the quality of their network connection - and even if they can't connect to the network at all.


Increase productivity with corporate virtual Windows desktops for BYO users

By extending the benefits of desktop virtualization to mobile laptop users, DesktopPlayer enables employees to bring their own device into the workplace and work from anywhere, regardless of network connectivity. The easy installation type 2 client hypervisor runs Windows on Windows or Mac laptops without disrupting the existing OS, and allows for seamless switching between desktops for added flexibility and productivity.

XenDesktop Local Mode Empowers Laptop Users (3:54)

Phil Redman, Citrix VP of Mobile Solutions and Strategy, talks about XenDesktop local mode for enabling mobile laptop users to access their Windows desktop in any network scenario -- including low quality connections, congested Wi-Fi hotspots, and even when no connection is available.

Securely run Windows virtual desktops on Mac or Windows laptops and protect against data loss

DesktopPlayer for Windows and Mac secures virtual desktops and reduces the risk of data loss for on-the-go laptop users with features such as time-based lockout, expiration and remote wipe policies. With these capabilities, sensitive information within the virtual desktop stays safe – even if the device is lost or stolen.

Centrally manage and secure Windows virtual desktops on BYO laptops

Enhance productivity for corporate laptop users

Deliver virtual Windows desktops to laptop users that enable mobility while improving productivity – regardless of network connectivity.

Easy, non-disruptive install for BYO laptops

Offer a simple solution that allows employees to run Windows on BYO laptops in the enterprise while preserving their personal environment.

Manage and control desktops for temporary workers

Rapidly provision and remote wipe VMs for consultants and contractors to protect against data leakage.

"DesktopPlayer makes it super easy to give a preconfigured Windows VM to Mac users…It is far easier than VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop."

Arthur Blakely
Sr. Systems Administrator




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