Citrix continues to collaborate with Samsung to deliver a secure mobile experience that empowers professionals to remain productive. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Mobile World Congress comes with exciting news for enterprises looking to further enhance their mobile business strategies. To stay up to speed on Citrix at MWC, check out the Citrix Blog.

Last year, Samsung introduced Samsung DeX, which allows users to experience a rich, desktop-like experience, complete with contextual menus, drag-and-drop functionality, and multiple, resizable windows-powered by the Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or S8+ and enabled by the DeX docking Station.

With the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung is introducing DeX Pad1, a new accessory that lies flat and allows access to the phone’s 3.5 mm headset jack and enhanced stereo speakers. When docked on the DeX Pad, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ senses when a keyboard or mouse is plugged in, and if not, the phone’s display transforms into a touch keyboard and touch pad. The UI is further enhanced with support for multiple screen resolutions — up to WQHD(2K).

Citrix powers digital workspaces that combine choice and security, so businesses can empower employees with the freedom to work all the ways they need and want to work without compromising security and control. The Citrix secure digital workspace orchestrates today’s complex hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments into a unified workspace experience by securely delivering apps and content to users – based on context — across any device, network, or platform. When combined with the Citrix Workspace service, the new Galaxy S9/S9+ and the DeX Pad deliver a desktop experience that includes an optimized UI for multi-tasking with keyboard and mouse support, resizable window capabilities, task bar pop-up notifications and more.

This year, Citrix has optimized its cloud-based Secure Mail, Secure Web and ShareFile apps to fully use and deliver the full-screen Samsung DeX experience for users. Now, people can use their Citrix virtualized and mobile apps at the same time on one screen, using the power of Citrix Workspace.

Additionally, Citrix will be introducing support for CAC card use with DeX Pad, which is ideal for regulated industries, including government agencies. The new capability combines security with ease of use increasing productivity as professionals sign in and out of different DeX enabled workstations. Working with BAI (Biometric Associates, Inc.) Citrix users that require CAC card access can connect with the DeX station. Citrix will also support the new APIs that Samsung is introducing for DeX to manage applications through whitelisting, as well as managing network ports on the DeX units to ensure security.

Since the launch of Samsung DeX, Citrix has received strong interest in the solution from our customers. A number of customers have conducted proofs of concept and are beginning initial deployments. From securely accessing Citrix apps and data to the overall user experience, customers are embracing and taking advantage of the capabilities that Samsung and Citrix are delivering.

Swing by the Citrix booth (Hall 5, Stand 5D31) at MWC to check out the latest solutions for mobile operators and enterprises.
You can catch up on everything we’ll be demonstrating in the MWC Citrix booth in this announcement. For more information about Citrix and DeX, click here.

1 Samsung DeX is sold separately and works with compatible HDMI monitors and USB or Bluetooth compatible keyboards and mice