What is remote access?

Remote access is the act of connecting to IT services, applications or data from a location other than headquarters or a location closest to the data center. This connection allows users to access a network or computer remotely via an internet connection or telecommunications.

Secure remote access benefits include:

  • Better Work Productivity and Flexibility
  • Better End-to-end Security
  • Lower Costs with BYOD
  • Improved Business Continuity
  • Better Talent Acquisition

Remote access is great for teleworkers, contractors, those who work from home, or individuals displaced from their home office due to natural disaster or other circumstances. It is valuable for businesses to have a strategy for allowing remote access to their users. Employees may have the flexibility to work from home, or have a plan in place if they are not able to go into the office during a natural disaster. View Citrix Remote PC Access

How does remote access benefit business?

Remote access can bring many benefits to your business, from lowering costs to increasing worker satisfaction and productivity.

Better work productivity and flexibility

Employees need to be untethered from the physical office to stay productive as they balance the demands of work and home. As the boundaries between the two become less defined, employees increasingly need safe and secure access to business resources from outside the corporate network. Remote access arms workers with the tools they need to be productive on any device and from any location. IT admins centrally manage the apps across different platforms, minimizing complexity and maximizing mobile productivity.

Better end-to-end security

Today’s end users require easy access to their web, cloud or SaaS applications across multiple devices and connections. In order to ensure a high-quality user experience while still maintaining security and control, IT teams must provide users with single sign-on (SSO) across all applications. By leveraging contextual access controls and multi-factor authentication, IT can maintain end-to-end oversight across all application traffic while users can connect from anywhere.

Lower costs with BYOD

Today’s highly mobile workforce has pushed productivity beyond the constraints of physical offices and traditional work hours. By implementing a bring-your-own device (BYOD) program, businesses enable employees to leverage remote access technology to work from anywhere, on the device of their choosing. With remote access, data stays secure and workers can be productive at any location. By allowing employees to use their own device, businesses can exponentially lower the costs of purchasing and managing corporate-owned devices. 

Improve business continuity

Business continuity is an organization's capability to maintain mission-critical functionality during and after a major disruption. There are myriad disturbances that can cost organizations time, money and productivity, from natural disasters to service outages. If an employee has been displaced due to a business continuity disruption, they can continue to be productive using a secure remote access connection. Remote technical support can also be provided on demand, reducing response time and helping to keep the business going.

Improve talent acquisition

By allowing remote team members, businesses can recruit from a much larger pool of talent, from anywhere in the world. Remote access allows employees to work from anywhere, so hiring managers are no longer limited to geographic locations. This allows businesses to truly hire the best candidate, with no restrictions, giving managers the best opportunity to win the war on talent.

What is Citrix Remote PC Access?

Citrix Remote PC Access is a solution that allows for a like-local performance and simple seamless access from any device they own without having to install or load a VPN. Many corporations allow remote access to corporate PCs as a means of work from home, disaster recovery, or in-place “VDI”.  Citrix Remote PC Access allows for a solution that is secure and utilizes our High Definition User Experience (HDX) technologies. Having a pointed solution for remote access from Citrix allows for:

Single sign on from any device

Easily access and existing PC deployment from anywhere by having a stress-free single sign on and a like-local remote experience. By utilizing Smoothroaming, we create seamless sign-on into a session that follows the user.

High definition user experience (HDX) performance

There is no loss of quality when remoting into the workstation. Remote PC Access supports 4k and 8k displays as well as 3D rendering. Our unparalleled HDX offerings enable bandwidth-efficient, crystal-clear voice, multimedia and video redirection for existing desktops, VDI, and virtual applications.

Network security and analytics

With Citrix Networking and SmartAccess, organizations have the capability to control printers, client devices, session connectivity, and reactive security postures. Admins are also able to leverage the full capabilities of Citrix Analytics to collect data for improving app performance, supporting continuous operations, and enhancing security.  

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