Virtual application delivery for work from anywhere

XenApp is the industry-leading solution for virtual application delivery, providing Windows apps to workers on any device, anywhere. By centralizing control with XenApp, you can give your team the freedom of mobility while increasing security and reducing IT costs.

What is XenApp?

How does XenApp empower a mobile workforce? (1:48)

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Why XenApp?

Citrix XenApp is the industry-leading solution for virtual application delivery, providing Windows apps to workers on any device, anywhere.

See why it’s the top choice for today’s enterprises.

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Did you know…

Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations, and by over 100 million users globally.
 

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10 of the 10
largest global banks

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10 of the 10
U.S. healthcare organizations

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10 of the 10
largest U.S. cities

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10 of the 10
worldwide automakers

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10 of the 10
global aerospace & defense manufacturers

1. Strengthen Security

In an increasingly digital workplace, employees use different devices to access corporate resources. Multi-device workers use the following devices weekly for work:
 

63%
laptop computer

48%
smartphone

21%
tablet

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Employees carry an average of 2.9 devices every day. Storing sensitive business data on these devices increases vulnerability.

Citrix Advantage

XenApp is the only FIPS compliant and Common Criteria certified app virtualization solution on the market, and when paired with Citrix NetScaler delivers end-to-end security and protection.

 

 

Citrix tools help us to be proactive about security, not reactive... that’s essential.

Christian Boucher
Manager of Directory Services for Desktop and
Mobile Engineering, Southcoast Health System

2. Reduce Cost

Businesses report a 70% savings when using low cost thin clients to replace outdated PCs.
 

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Rapidly provision new applications to thousands of users in minutes. 90% time savings when compared with traditional methods.

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Citrix Advantage

Only XenApp offers powerful, cost-saving thin provisioning technology and a vast partner ecosystem of Citrix verified thin clients to deliver cost effective, high performance solutions.

 

 

If we wanted to push out an update or add an app, it would take weeks. We've just demoed a new app push to the entire phone fleet in three minutes. When our team saw that, jaws dropped.

Mike Trumpold
Director of Information Systems, Wayne Homes

3. Boost Mobility

79% of employees say that remote access to business apps outside of working hours is critical for increased productivity.

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100 million people use Citrix Receiver to access their XenApp hosted Windows business apps on iOS, Mac, Android, Windows and Linux devices.

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Citrix Advantage

Users access XenApp via Citrix Receiver – the easy-to-use client software that provides employees with universal access to virtual apps and data from any device. When paired with the Citrix X1 Mouse, it delivers a complete Windows desktop experience on iPad and iPhone devices.

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The new Citrix X1 Mouse is big news for iOS users because Apple doesn't support Bluetooth mice. But Citrix makes remote Windows apps on iOS devices a reality.

Gaby Knuth
Citrix CTP, TechTarget

4. Simplify OS Migration

XenApp hosts Windows business apps in the datacenter and decouples the apps and data from the PC, making it easier to upgrade without impacting apps.

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Over the last few years, approximately 250 million PCs migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7, with each upgrade costing approximately $835.
 

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Citrix Advantage

Only XenApp includes AppDNA, the industry’s most powerful application migration and remediation analysis tool. AppDNA has proven to reduce compatibility testing, issue remediation and migration time by up to 90%.

 

 

AppDNA eliminates the need for many time-consuming application tests and performs much more thorough analysis than is possible with manual techniques.

Bernd Lier
IT Senior Specialist, DEVK Group

Working with customers to solve real-world business problems requires more than technology that checks a box.


With 25 years of innovation and real-world customer deployments, only Citrix has the mobile workspace technology that helps businesses achieve their goal of a truly mobile workforce.

Try XenApp today to experience the Citrix Advantage for yourself.

 









Sources: Citrix, Enterprise Strategy Group, Forrester, IGEL Technology, Ovum, Sophos, ZDNet

 
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Why XenApp?

Learn about the top use cases for Citrix XenApp and see why today's top enterprises choose XenApp as their app virtualization solution.

Boost employee productivity with Windows apps on demand

XenApp empowers employees by making five generations of Windows apps available for use on any device they choose to use.  XenApp also cuts transaction times of client/server applications by as much as 300%, helping people be more productive with their business applications.

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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop with FlexCast (3:04)

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop with FlexCast technology gives you the flexibility to mobilize Windows apps, refresh desktops cost-effectively, and enable BYO laptops and tablets. It enables enterprise IT to deliver Windows-as-a-Service that's always on, highly secure and seamlessly mobile. Watch this brief video to see how XenApp and XenDesktop with FlexCast technology gives IT everything they need to meet the needs of today's modern, complex workforce—one use case at a time.

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How does XenApp empower a mobile workforce? (1:48)

Thousands of Windows apps, dozens of different devices, lots of different workstyles and a whole lot of confidential data. Watch this video to see how XenApp is here to make your life a whole lot easier and your workers productive no matter where they are and what device they're using.

Feature details

Any device access with "follow-me apps" from over a billion devices including Mac, iOS, and Android or HTML5 enabled web browser

Enterprise app store for user self-service selection of authorized apps

HDX user experience optimization for multimedia redirection, collaboration, and USB peripherals

HDX Mobile optimizes Windows apps for mobile touch screen environments

Unified Communications optimization reduces latency with local voice and video media processing

Universal Printing services delivers a bandwidth optimized, print-anywhere solution eliminating the need for native drivers

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Easily support BYO devices

Meet the growing demand for bring your own (BYO) initiatives by delivering apps and desktops as an on-demand service, provisioned in real time rather than the hours of labor required to prepare traditional hardware. Added benefits include improved employee satisfaction, productivity, retention and recruiting.

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Receiver - one client for any device (1:38)

Citrix Receiver empowers users with the mobility and flexibility they need to stay productive. Working together with XenApp and XenDesktop, Receiver helps protect mission-critical apps, desktops and data from the risks of unsecure networks and rogue devices, while enabling users to work from any device they choose.

Feature details

Any device access with “follow-me apps” from over a billion devices including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android or any HTML5-enabled browser

Enterprise app store for user self-service selection of authorized apps

Universal printing services delivers a bandwidth optimized, print-anywhere solution eliminating the need for native drivers

Support for 16-, 32-, 64-bit apps on WS 2008R2/ 2012R2 and WinXP/7/8

Provide secure access and reduce the risk of data loss

Centralize applications in the datacenter to protect intellectual property and sensitive, private information. XenApp allows for granular access policy enforcement that reduces the risk of data loss or intrusion through unsecured connections and VPN holes.

Feature details

Centrally secured desktop in the datacenter delivered to any device

Centrally secured apps in the datacenter delivered to any device

High security with multi-factor authentication, latest FIPS Compliance and Common Criteria Evaluation certifications, and activity logging for compliance support

SmartAccess fine-grained context-based policy controls for scenario-based access restrictions

ShareFile integration for optimized on-demand, on or off-premises data sync and sharing (ShareFile purchased separately)

Decrease Application Management Costs

Decrease application management cost and complexity

Reduce application management costs by as much as 90% by streamlining application deployment and lifecycle management. XenApp helps you scale up and down based on business needs and simplifies business continuity by allowing you to host applications in redundant datacenters.

Feature details

Simple to deploy with 5 minute setup and easy-to-use Studio console

Simplify operations with Director™ helpdesk console with built-in app usage reporting  and EdgeSight performance analytics

High availability architecture assures that users can always get a login regardless of maintenance or unplanned outages

Hybrid Cloud Provisioning seamlessly flexes or grows from the datacenter to nearly any public cloud

Automated app and desktop thin provisioning - storage optimized single image management

Microsoft AppV integration automatically provisions apps directly from the industry standard app virtualization technology

Integrated Profile Management delivers personalized desktops with single image management

AppDNA app compatibility testing and migration tools

Enterprise scalability for 100,000+ users and 1,000 servers

Open Architecture permits any hypervisor, storage and 3rd party management integration

Microsoft System Center integration streamlines operations and lifecycle management

WAN optimized networking for long distance, limited bandwidth high latency connections (powered by CloudBridge VPX)

NetScaler load-balancing (optional) for 99.999% high availability

Integration with NetScaler HDX Insight (optional) technology for end-to-end network monitoring of end-user experience

Delight users with simplified virtual app access

Citrix Receiver is the easy-to-use client software that provides employees with universal access to virtual apps, desktops and data from any device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. Working with your XenApp installation, Receiver empowers employees with the freedom to work from anywhere.

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Citrix Receiver empowers users with the mobility and flexibility they need to stay productive. Working together with XenApp and XenDesktop, Receiver helps protect mission-critical apps, desktops and data from the risks of unsecure networks and rogue devices, while enabling users to work from any device they choose.

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XenApp addresses worker and business computing needs

For tablets to fulfill their potential, they need to be able to provide the full functionality of Windows apps through touch-screen inputs that yield a satisfying user experience.

Mitigate data security concerns by providing contingent workers access to virtual apps and desktops using  their own laptops, without having to join your network.

Implement a technology solution that shifts processing to the datacenter. Existing PCs can be repurposed as  thin clients to reduce both capital and operating expenses.

Sharing large design files via FTP, email and similar ad hoc methods has become impractical and risky. XenApp provides high-end designers and engineers cost-effective support to 3D data viewers and editors with a near-native experience.

Citrix partners with IT leaders to provide seamless integration with your infrastructure

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