Feature matrix: Compare Citrix DaaS and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solutions

Citrix provides IT with maximum flexibility to quickly and securely deliver apps and desktops from any cloud or datacenter worldwide with our desktop as a service (DaaS) and VDI solutions. Compare features of the various Citrix DaaS and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops editions to determine which is right for your business.

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Citrix DaaS empowers IT with simplified cloud management and turnkey public cloud delivery with the added flexibility of incorporating on-premises resources. Seamlessly deliver high-performance workloads with our rapid provisioning, streamlined cloud management, and comprehensive hybrid-work solutions. Please refer to the sections below to learn which features are available across Citrix DaaS cloud editions. 

For information on previous Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service versions, please refer to this matrix.

For additional geographical considerations, please visit our Product Documentation.

Product component Citrix DaaS Advanced
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Advanced Plus
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Premium
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium service)
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Deliver Windows and Linux apps *
Deliver multi-session Windows and Linux desktops
Deliver single-session Windows client OS desktops  
Deliver single-session Linux desktops  
Rendezvous V2    
Non-domain joined
Remote PC Access  

Product component Citrix DaaS Advanced
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Advanced Plus
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Premium
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium service)
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Hybrid, multi-cloud capabilities
Microsoft Azure
Citrix Managed Azure capacity * * * *
Google Cloud
IBM Cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
VMware Cloud on AWS
Azure VMware Solution
Google Cloud VMware Engine
Nutanix Clusters on AWS
Includes Citrix Hypervisor
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI  
Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
VMware vSphere
Nutanix Acropolis
Product component Citrix DaaS Advanced
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Advanced Plus
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Premium
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium service)
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Any device access
Citrix HDX technologies
HDX 3D Pro
Citrix digital workspace experience
Citrix StoreFront
Microsoft Teams Optimization
Workspace Environment Management
Service continuity
Citrix app personalization    
Global app configuration service
Product component Citrix DaaS Advanced
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Advanced Plus
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Premium
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium service)
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Citrix Studio
Quick Deploy
Custom delegated administration
Configuration logging
Machine creation services
Provisioning Services  
Autoscale/power management
Suspend & Resume Virtual Machines (VMs)  
Fast Image builder * * *
Citrix prepared VDA images
The Citrix ITSM Adapter for ServiceNow    
App Layering
User personalization layers
FSLogix integration
Universal print server
App and Desktop probing
VDA restore
Image portability  
VDA upgrade service (tech preview)  
Product component Citrix DaaS Advanced
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Advanced Plus
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced service)
Citrix DaaS Premium
(formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium service)
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Adaptive Authentication Add on Add on
Citrix Monitor
Citrix Monitor Premium    
Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Security Add on Add on Add on
Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Performance Add on Add on Add on
HDX Proxy cloud service * * + +
Federated Authentication Service (FAS)
Multi-factor authentication
Session watermarking
Session recording
App Protection policies Add on Add on

Citrix DaaS delivers the best-performing desktop as a service experience partnered with your public cloud of choice, for an easy-to-adopt solution that scales with your needs. Please refer to the sections below to learn which features are available across our Citrix DaaS editions for hyperscalers.

Product component  Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure
Citrix DaaS Standard for Google
Citrix DaaS Premium for Google
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Deliver Windows and Linux apps

Deliver multi-session Windows and Linux desktops
Deliver multi-session Windows 10 and Windows 11 on Azure    
Deliver single-session Windows client OS desktops


Deliver single-session Linux desktops


Rendezvous V2    
Non-domain joined    
Remote PC Access
Product component  Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure
Citrix DaaS Standard for Google
Citrix DaaS Premium for Google
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Single resource location, on-premises or cloud *
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Hybrid, multi-cloud capabilities     *
Microsoft Azure    
Citrix Managed Azure capacity *
    *
Google Cloud  

Azure VMware Solution    
Google Cloud VMware Engine  
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI        
Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) *
VMware vSphere *
Nutanix Acropolis *
Product component  Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure
Citrix DaaS Standard for Google
Citrix DaaS Premium for Google
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Any device access

Citrix HDX technologies
HDX 3D Pro
Citrix digital workspace experience
Citrix StoreFront    
Microsoft Teams optimization
Workspace Environment Management
Service continuity
Citrix app personalization      
Global app configuration service
Product component  Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure
Citrix DaaS Standard for Google
Citrix DaaS Premium for Google
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Citrix Studio

Quick Deploy    
Custom delegated administration    
Configuration logging
Citrix Machine Creation Services
Provisioning Services    
Autoscale/Power management
Fast image builder     *
Citrix prepared VDA images     *
Citrix ITSM Adapter for ServiceNow    
App Layering    
User personalization layers
FSLogix integration
Universal print server
App and desktop probing
VDA restore    
Image portability    
VDA upgrade service (tech preview)
Product component  Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure
Citrix DaaS Standard for Google
Citrix DaaS Premium for Google
Citrix DaaS
Premium Plus
Adaptive Authentication Add on Add on
Citrix Monitor
Citrix Monitor Premium    
Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Security Add on Add on Add on
Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Performance Add on Add on Add on
HDX Proxy cloud service * * + +
Federated Authentication Service (FAS)
Multi-factor Authentication
Session watermarking
Session recording
App Protection policies Add on Add on

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is an IT-managed VDI offering for a robust, enterprise-grade app and desktop virtualization environment for those facing strict compliance standards or who need to stay in the datacenter for operational reasons. To compare the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR to the latest Current Release, view this matrix.

Please refer to the sections below to learn which features are available across our IT-managed VDI editions.

Product component  Citrix Virtual Apps Standard Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced
Citrix Virtual Apps Premium
Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium
Server-based virtual applications

 
Server-based virtual desktops  
VDI      
Single session server VDI        
Remote PC Access        
VM hosted applications    
Product component  Citrix Virtual Apps Standard Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced
Citrix Virtual Apps Premium
Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium
HDX user experience optimization

Optimization for Microsoft Teams    
Browser content redirection
Unified Communications optimization
HDX 3D Pro
Citrix Casting        
Workspace Environment Management    
HDX seamless local apps        
HDX user experience templates    
Superior user experience for graphic-rich apps        
Product component  Citrix Virtual Apps Standard Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced
Citrix Virtual Apps Premium
Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium
App and desktop probing        
Basic app layering
Citrix App Layering with advanced configuration        
User personalization layers      
Unified management console
Citrix Director
Director historical reporting and trend analysis 1 week 1 week 1 year 1 week 1 month 1 year
Director Premium Edition        
Custom delegated administration (Studio)    
Configuration logging (Studio)    
User experience network analysis        
Robust high availability
Citrix Provisioning for Citrix Virtual Apps   *  
Citrix Provisioning for virtual desktops       *
Citrix Machine Creation Services
Microsoft App-V integration  
Integrated profile management
Enterprise scalability
Hypervisor agnostic
Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Citrix Hypervisor
VMware vSphere integration
Nutanix AHV
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) integration  
Citrix Connector for System Center Configuration Manager        
Citrix ADC load balancing
VDA restore
Product component  Citrix Virtual Apps Standard Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced
Citrix Virtual Apps Premium
Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium
FIPS compliant        
Common Criteria certified        
Credential Guard compliant
Strengthened IT security
Multi-factor authentication
Federated Authentication Service
Smart card integration





Accelerated logon for smart card users
App Protection Add on Add on Add on Add on Add on Add on
ICA Proxy
SmartAccess        
SSL VPN        
Session watermarking
Intelligent session recording          
Citrix Content Collaboration integration
Product component  Citrix Virtual Apps Standard Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced
Citrix Virtual Apps Premium
Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium
Any device access

Enterprise app store (StoreFront)
Self-service password reset        
Clientless HTML5 access
Universal printing services

Please refer to the sections below to compare features and level of IT involvement with Citrix DaaS compared to the on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Current Release and the Long Term Service Release (LTSR). All editions compared are Citrix DaaS Premium Plus edition. Some features of the cloud service may require components to be installed on-premises.

For more information on the 7.15 LTSR baseline and compatible and excluded components and features, refer to the product documentation.

Level of IT involvement key
     
= Not entitled in the release at all
= Requires IT to deploy and manage
= Hybrid solution, requires part(s) to be deployed and managed by IT
 = A Citrix cloud service*

* The VMs running the virtual applications and desktops are managed by IT to allow flexibility and data privacy.

Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Server-based virtual applications 


Server-based virtual desktops 

VDI 


Server-based VDI 


Remote PC Access 


VM-hosted applications 
Content publishing 

Support for Microsoft App-V integration  
Policy-based access control with templates 


Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
HDX user experience optimization 
HDX adaptive transport / Enlightened Data Transport (EDT)


HDX 3D Pro 


Thinwire 
Optimization for Microsoft Teams desktop client 
Optimized web-based Microsoft Teams 
Cisco Jabber optimization 
Avaya One-X optimization 
Windows Media redirection 
H.264-enhanced HDX SuperCodec 
H.265-enhanced HDX SuperCodec 
HDX Mobile 
Citrix app personalization     
Global app configuration service     
Session linger 
Local app access 
Citrix Casting 
Citrix Ready workspace hub 
Single sign-on with SAML
Web-based self-service password reset  
HDX MultiStream ICA 
Browser content redirection 
HTML5 video redirection 
Universal print driver 
Universal print server
Citrix profile management
Pre-launch
Workspace Environment Management (WEM)   
Citrix ITSM ServiceNow Adapter 

For information regarding cloud provisioning with on-premises LTSR, view CTX270373.

Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Citrix Provisioning


User personalization layers 

Citrix Provisioning accelerator


Citrix Machine Creation Services 


Citrix App Layering


VDA restore

 
Image portability service     
VDA upgrade service (Tech Preview) 
   
Microsoft Azure 
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
Google Cloud   
VMware Cloud on AWS   
Azure VMware Solution   
Google Cloud VMware Engine   
Nutanix Clusters on AWS   
Azure Virtual Desktop     
Citrix Hypervisor
Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
VMware vSphere
Nutanix Acropolis
Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Universal enterprise app store


Anonymous (unauthenticated) access


Store customization SDK


Resource filtering by types or keywords


Favorite applications


Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Citrix Workspace app


Citrix Receiver


Citrix digital workspace experience 
   
Citrix StoreFront


Clientless HTML5 access 


Non-admin client installation

Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Regulatory compliance and certification 


Smart access


HDX Proxy cloud service 
   
Endpoint scanning and extensible analysis


Federated authentication to Azure Active Directory


Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Centralized application delivery 


Centralized desktop delivery 

Peripheral connection control 


Session watermarking 


App Protection 


Adaptive Authentication     
TLS/SSL encryption 

AES support 
Trusted server configuration 


Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Active Directory support 


Federated Authentication Service 

Multi-factor authentication 


Kerberos authentication 


Smart card support 


Passthrough authentication 
Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Centralized management consoles 


Citrix cloud-based management     
Application groups and tagging 


Active Directory Group Policy integration 


Delegated administration 


Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Enterprise scale 


Service continuity     
Local host cache 


No single point of failure 


Effortless multi-location management 
   
Citrix cloud service level agreement (SLA)     
Product component  Citrix DaaS Premium Plus 2203 Long Term Service Release
1912 Long Term Service Release
Citrix Autoscale 
   
Citrix Monitor 

Advanced monitoring 


Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Security 
   
Integrates with Citrix Analytics for Performance 
   
Zones 

Load balancing and connection throttling 
Connection control 
Cloud-based license management     
On-premises license usage monitoring 
Application user load 
Citrix Hypervisor VM portability
App and desktop probing 
System monitoring and reporting 
Historical performance trending 
Custom reporting 
SCOM Alerts
Proactive notification and alerting 
User experience network analysis
Session recording
Configuration logging 
Citrix Insight Services 
HDX session screen sharing in Linux   

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