A secure solution for more efficiency - together with Citrix and Makro Factory, WAGO meets the challenges of the mobile era

WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co is a family-owned company headquartered in Minden, Germany. Independently operating for three generations, WAGO is the global leader of spring pressure termination technology and manufactures innovative electrical connections and electronic components for decentralized automation. WAGO has more than 6,300 employees worldwide, including 3,000 in Germany. 2013 turnover was 606 million euro.

The Challenge

As an international company, WAGO is in constant contact with partners and clients. But their growing success and an increasingly mobile workforce also led to more complex communication needs. The company wanted to create a more flexible IT infrastructure and implement a secure, efficient solution that would enable seamless communication between employees and with external partners, and allow mobile access to applications and files.

The Solution

For several years, WAGO has been using the Citrix products XenDesktop, XenApp and Netscaler to ensure maximum uptime and continuous availability of Windows applications and desktops - independently of the devices used. Now the company also uses the file sharing solution Citrix ShareFile Enterprise and plans to introduce XenMobile for the management of mobile apps and devices. Helping them to implement these solutions is leading German IT consultancy Makro Factory. The approach chosen by WAGO includes ShareFile Storage Zones which enables them to store their corporate data flexibly on premises, in the cloud or a hybrid of both.

Key Benefits

  • ShareFile provides all employees with secure file sharing and access to data from any location. StorageZones and professional encryption ensure complete data protection.
  • WAGO has already equipped 150 of their sales team iPads with the ShareFile app. These “mobile briefcases” make heavy printed brochures a thing of the past, and the employees appreciate that they have to carry less weight around. The company also benefits from reduced printing costs and accelerated processes.
  • ShareFile requires minimal installation efforts and all employees appreciate its intuitive ease of use.
  • Using the “Request a File” function, employees can easily request files from clients and partners without a ShareFile account. Tracking functions and personalized email notifications provide full control over account activities and access to files at all times.

Partners: Makro Factory

Makro Factory is a German IT consulting firm focusing on IT strategies and centralized IT infrastructures. The company provides services to major clients from the banking and insurance sectors, industry and commerce, as well as public authorities. Makro Factory's employees help companies with projects relating to the virtualization of servers, clients and applications. They also assist with strategic and economic management of IT projects, as well as with concept and risk assessments for internal and external clouds. Makro Factory operates throughout Europe and has a strong partner network. The company philosophy is based on their commitment to achieve the highest standards in quality and customer satisfaction.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualisation, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, personal workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organisations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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With ShareFile, our employees can securely share, store and edit data any time - no matter where they are. We see Citrix as the perfect partner, because - just like WAGO - they highly value solutions and security, but also innovation. Makro Factory has provided us with exceptional support during the implementation process, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.
- David Kreft

Head of System Management, Service Desk and Windows Development

WAGO GmbH

Industry

  • Manufacturing

Solution

Citrix Products