Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Deliver applications and desktops to any device while strengthening data security, reducing costs and increasing user productivity

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops are the industry’s leading solutions for application and desktop delivery, with over 100 million users worldwide. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable secure, remote access to Windows applications and desktops as well as Linux, web and SaaS applications from any device, over any network.


Adaptive to changing business needs  

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops address a broad range of use cases by delivering a full desktop or just applications based on an individual employee’s role or device. A rich set of capabilities and a flexible architecture enable IT to be more agile in meeting the needs of a rapidly changing workplace.


Secure your digital business

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops reduce the risk of data loss and prevent unwanted intrusions by securely delivering access to business applications on demand to any user based on location and device specific features and security configurations. The mechanisms employed are certified to Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 to meet the highest security standards.

User experience

High-definition experience (HDX) from any device

HDX technology delivers a superior, high-definition user experience on any device. HDX goes beyond any competing solution, ensuring employees have a native-like experience wherever they are, even when network connections are less than ideal.

Why Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops?

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops empower employees by enabling them to work anywhere. They make today’s workforce completely mobile by delivering Windows and Linux applications and desktops to any device, anywhere.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provide granular access control, advanced system monitoring and an inherently secure architecture by providing remote access to Windows and Linux apps and desktops secured in the datacenter.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable IT to deliver on-demand apps and desktops to any device. This gives them the freedom to use the latest and greatest technology without requiring IT to support new hardware, making it easy to securely enable enterprise BYOD initiatives.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops securely deliver real-time, high-definition access on any device to 3D professional graphics applications used by designers and engineers.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops are industry-proven solutions for improving operation efficiencies, streamlining application management and reducing costs.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops components

  • Citrix Workspace app

    Users access their applications and desktops through Citrix Workspace app, a universal client that runs on any device operating platform, including iOS and Android in addition to Windows, Mac and Linux.

  • HDX technology

    Address the full range of application performance and network challenges presented by virtualization. With HDX technologies, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deliver brilliant user experiences on a wide variety of devices and network connections, equaling or surpassing the local PC experience.  

  • Citrix Gateway

    This secure access solution for apps and desktops gives administrators granular application- and data-level control while empowering users with remote access from anywhere.

  • StoreFront

    A self-service subscription service provided via an enterprise app store gives users convenient access to all the corporate apps and desktops they need.

  • Controller

    Controller centrally manages user access to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops located in the datacenter through user- and computer-based policies.

  • Apps and desktops

    With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, any type of application or server-hosted desktop hosted on a Windows or Linux OS, running in a private or public cloud, can be centrally managed and delivered on demand to thousands of users worldwide.

  • Studio

    Studio provides service design wizards for creating and managing infrastructure and resources for delivering applications and desktops, thereby simplifying production deployments.

  • Director

    Director provides real-time trend and diagnostic information on users, applications and desktops to aid helpdesk staff with troubleshooting.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops dramatically reduced the expense of hardware by 72%. All of the computing power and the storage is all occurring in the cloud. That allows us to be flexible and fluctuate with the cost models.
Chris McMasters
City of Corona

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops by industry


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable healthcare mobility by delivering seamless, secure access to patient information across facilities, devices and networks so healthcare providers can focus on patient care.


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops empower financial institutions to rapidly respond to compliance mandates, shield against cyber threats, and meet consumer demands with centralized app and desktop management.


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops helps state and local governments save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by reducing expenses and increasing efficiencies across agencies and services.


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops accelerate the production services of automaker, consumer good, aerospace and defense manufacturers by rapidly provisioning apps and data across the entire supply chain.


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provide students, faculty and staff with on-demand, secure, mobile access to the apps, data and services they require to promote independent and exploratory learning.

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