Wouldn’t you agree that some things go better together?

Citrix EMM and Office 365: Better Together (just like milk and cookies!)

Citrix and Microsoft have had a long history together and we continue to invest in the strength of that relationship. We are each other’s most strategic and valuable partner. After all, the foundation of Citrix core business centers on securely delivering virtualized Windows apps and desktops.

That said, when it comes to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), it is worth knowing that Citrix and Microsoft complement each other so well!

Today, Citrix offers a mature EMM solution which consists of a unified and enterprise grade platform for both Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) which is available on premise or in the cloud.

With Citrix, companies can efficiently manage the delivery of business productivity apps while securing mobile end points, data at rest and in motion while seamlessly securing the apps.

Microsoft Office 365 makes our favorite office apps, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, available on almost all devices. As an Office 365 subscriber, users can run desktop apps in the cloud and they also have the option of running mobile versions of Office apps natively – that is, directly on the device.

Citrix XenMobile complements Microsoft Office by providing mobile device and app security so enterprise IT is comfortable in delivering the Office 365 apps to mobile users.   Citrix XenMobile significantly lowers the risk of data loss and mitigates compliance issues with the use of strong encryption and elimination of data leakage.

Here are a few ways that XenMobile and Office 365 work together in mobile environments:


Distribute publicly available Office 365 apps through the enterprise store. As a managed app, the admin has full ability to publish and revoke privileges to users.

iPhone Password Screen

To ensure encryption of all data on the device, easily set-up the MDM policy to enforce device passcode.

NetScaler Gateway for WorxApps

Enable both data at rest and data in motion security using per-app VPN with Netscaler.  The same Netscaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) used for Citrix WorxMail and other Worx Apps can also be used for Office 365.

Microsoft 365 WorxApps

Exchange of data and documents with native Office apps using the MAM open-in functionality native to the device.  An Office attachment received in WorxMail can now be opened in various Office 365 apps in a seamless way.

WorxApps Security

Prevent unauthorized cloud storage and redirect users to a sanctioned cloud storage like Citrix ShareFile using XenMobile’s integration with Cloud Access Service Brokers (CASB’s) to support data loss protection (DLP).

Above are some examples of how the XenMobile EMM solution meets the strictest levels of security requirements as it combines its industry leading MAM capabilities with MDM.

Empowering a mobile workforce with Microsoft Office productivity apps is a critical component of getting users to work efficiently and seamlessly regardless of location.

Lack of strong security can pose a huge challenge for mobile productivity – and there need not be a trade-off between productivity and security.  Together, Citrix and Microsoft offer a compliment of compelling solutions and services that enable enterprises to realize both – strong security and mobile productivity.

For more information on how XenMobile and Office 365 work better together: