The service provider market wants to deliver more value to customers. In this month’s Global DaaS Market Survey, a worldwide survey of over 500 service providers from 40 countries, 49% of service providers reported they were planning to grow their business in the next 12 months with a complete Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. For Citrix Service Providers, Citrix Workspace Suite delivers a complete Desktops-as-a-Service offering and more.
Integrating key Citrix technologies, Citrix Workspace Suite delivers secure access to apps, desktops, data and services from any device over any network or cloud, enabling new ways for people to work better. Available since mid-2015 on a monthly pay-as-you-go subscription offering for customers of Citrix Service Providers, Citrix Workspace Suite is growing in popularity.
Citrix Workspace Suite brings together the essentials of hosted app and desktop delivery, enterprise mobility management, mobile productivity apps and file sync and sharing. Service providers bill one offering and delight customers with a complete enterprise-grade digital workspace.
Citrix Workspace Suite is made up of these core Citrix technologies:
- Windows app security and delivery (XenApp)
- Mobile app & device security (XenMobile)
- Mobile productivity apps – mail, web (Worx)
- On-premises secure data sync and share (ShareFile)
- High performance virtual desktops (XenDesktop)
- Secure mobile gateway (NetScaler)
Hosted Citrix Workspace Suite: Anytime, Anywhere Mobile Access for SMBs
People are interested in accessing their apps and data whenever they want, from any location. Whether using a PC on an airplane, an iPad at a client site, a Microsoft Surface at a tradeshow, a thin client in an offshore office, or a smartphone on a train, companies of all sizes are interested in ensuring employees can work whenever and however they want.
Citrix Service Providers are providing the IT services necessary for businesses of all sizes to offer employees the freedom and flexibility of full business mobility. With a sharp focus on small and mid-size business, Citrix Service Providers make it possible for organizations of less than 100 users to have the same hosted apps and desktops, enterprise mobility management that includes native mobile apps and file sync and sharing that the Fortune 500 enjoy.
For SMB, outsourcing the complete digital workspace experience to a service provider alleviates the IT headache that plagues so many organizations. Often in SMBs, the “IT director” is someone who wears many hats – and may be the CFO, a business development director or a practice manager. Moving the IT responsibilities – and complete desktop, mobile, and data management – to a hosted service provider gives the business peace of mind.
Citrix Workspace Suite: Offering Security for Every Size Organization
Security is a major issue for any size organization. For SMBs, the risk of a data breach is potentially more devastating than it would be for a billion dollar company. Recovery from a security issue is harder for SMBs and may shut down their company. Citrix Service Providers offering Citrix Workspace Suite are providing enterprise grade security to ensure data and applications are secure and compliant.
With Citrix Workspace Suite, workers can access and sync their data from any device and securely share it with people both inside and outside the organization. Organizations can minimize loss of intellectual property and sensitive private information through centralization of applications and desktops, keeping data in the datacenter, not on devices. For data that does touch the device, organizations have the price of mind that it is encrypted.
At the same time IT has the flexibility to manage that data on-premises, in the cloud or use a mix of both, depending on the desire of the customer. Security features such as data encryption, password authentication, secure lock and wipe, inter-app policies and micro VPNs to mobile apps are there to further secure data on the device. SMBs can enjoy the same peace of mind as larger businesses, but on an outsourced, subscription basis.
Citrix Workspace Suite is growing in popularity among Citrix Service Providers who want to provide a complete hosted workspace.
Citrix Workspace Suite: The Complete Hosted Offering
- SMBs interested in complete secure access to apps, desktops, data and services from any device over any network or cloud can find a Citrix Service Provider on Citrix Partner Locator
- Current Citrix Service Providers can add Citrix Workspace Suite to their current offering set by contacting their Citrix Service Provider distributor.
- Interested in joining the Citrix Service Provider program? Contact the Citrix Service Provider Program