Compare Citrix Apps and Desktops to VMware Horizon

No other virtualization solution has innovated so much, or for so long

A key component of the Citrix Workspace vision, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops has years of market leadership to ensure the best possible experience for employees and IT alike.

How we’re different

As a virtualization leader for more than 30 years, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is unlike any other solution on the market today.

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Compare Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to VMware Horizon.

Feature Citrix VMware
Remote protocol with an HD experience over any connection Limited
Optimization for unified communication solutions (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business) Limited
Consistent user experience on any device Limited
Supported optimization tools for the best user experience -
End-to-end fully-secure perimeter for next-gen user and IP protection -
Single enterprise-ready access point for all services Limited
Advanced compliance and monitoring tools -
Fine-grained context-aware policy controls Limited
Choice of any cloud platform and hypervisor -
Extensive partner ecosystem
Workspace environment management tools to optimize resources for user workloads -
Robust application and image management Limited

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Citrix recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment

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What our customers are saying

VMware technology could not deliver what we needed. Citrix offered a virtual desktop solution that could replace what we were doing with VMware Horizon.

Lisa Pratt
Enterprise Architect Team Lead
The University of Vermont Medical Center

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