Citrix Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report:
Enterprise Mobility Management 2017 Vendor Assessment

What being a leader means and why it matters to customers

Citrix has been named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape report: Enterprise Mobility Management 2017 Vendor Assessment. The recognition is important for a number of reasons, and certainly underscores the commitment Citrix has made to make the world’s apps, data, and devices secure and easy to access as our customers embrace the future of work.

If there’s a single line from the IDC MarketScape report to sum it up best it is, “Strong remote access control, VPN and granular inspection and security of mobile traffic are among the most advanced capabilities in this category among competitors.”

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Strong remote access control, VPN and granular inspection and security of mobile traffic are among the most advanced capabilities in this category among competitors.

The focus on security and innovation in the last couple of years has positioned Citrix at the forefront of technical innovation in not only enterprise mobility management, but also the digital workspace. Unifying management for devices beyond mobile devices, to include the management of laptops and iOT devices simplifies management across IT. The IDC MarketScape noted, “For all-in Citrix environments, XenMobile is the most logical choice of EMM platform to integrate with a larger Citrix Xen-based application and desktop delivery architecture. Even for customers not going all the way with Citrix Workspace concept, having these products together is an advantage from a cost and overall management perspective.” Hard to argue that, right?

So, what are a few things we feel helped with our position in the IDC MarketScape evaluation?
Here are just a few:

  • MDX technology enables IT to manage mobile apps without requiring full MDM
  • Integration with ShareFile, XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler delivers a complete workspace on-prem or in the cloud
  • Cloud technology enables IT to not only deploy a mobility solution in less than two hours, but also leverage a complete workspace
  • Unified endpoint management capabilities simplify workspace administration for endpoints including Windows 10 and Mac devices
  • Citrix and Microsoft partnership delivers O365 apps via MDM and enables certificate based authentication as well

Better Together

Citrix embarked on a journey to shift XenMobile from an EMM-only strategy to one that incorporates EMM as part of an overall Secure Digital Workspace Solution.

As Calvin Hsu wrote recently, “Citrix embarked on a journey to shift XenMobile from an EMM-only strategy to one that incorporates EMM as part of an overall Secure Digital Workspace Solution.” Deploying Citrix XenMobile in the cloud enables IT to leverage other Citrix Workspace services from a single console, and provide users access to all their apps: windows desktop, SaaS, virtual and mobile, through a universal app store. Looking to adopt O365 as part of your workspace? At Citrix Synergy, we demonstrated the seamless integration of XenMobile with Microsoft EMS. The XenMobile Connector for EMS will provide additional security and productivity to EMS customers, customers will be able to secure data in transit between a mobile device and resources behind their firewall, a benefit for EMS customers that no other EMM vendor can provide.

We are just getting started here, so stay tuned for more.

Click HERE to read an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2017 Vendor Assessment”, document number US42890217e_Citrix, August 2017.

About IDC MarketScape:  IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market.  IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.  The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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