What is the Citrix Ready Program?
The Citrix Ready is a partner program that showcases verified partner products trusted to enhance Citrix solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking and cloud platforms. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering.
What is Citrix Ready Marketplace?
Citrix Ready Marketplace is a one-stop shop for customers to explore and evaluate Citrix compatible third-party products and solutions.
Why should you join the Citrix Ready program?
Through the program, your company, products and solutions can gain exposure to over 330,000 Citrix customers and 10,000 Citrix resellers. The Citrix Ready designation enables you to generate new revenue opportunities, improve customer satisfaction and increase mindshare by leveraging the Citrix brand.
Who should join the Citrix Ready Program?
The Citrix Ready Program is designed for organizations who have demonstrated product and solution compatibility with one or more Citrix products. Software vendors, hardware vendors and other technology firms can benefit from the program and take advantage of the visibility it provides.
How do you join the Citrix Ready program?
Citrix Ready Program has three basic enrollment steps.
Step 1 - Complete your Citrix Ready application form.
Step 2 - Verify your products using the test kit process.
Step 3 - Submit your product verification details to CitrixReady@citrix.com.
How can you feature your product on the Citrix Ready Marketplace?
Please follow the steps below to feature your product on the Citrix Ready Marketplace:
Step 1 – Login to the Marketplace using your admin credentials (You’ll receive these credentials after program enrollment).
Step 2 – Update content for your profile and product page(s).
Step 3 – Submit the page for approval.
What are the technical and marketing benefits available to partners at different levels?
We’ve created a list of meaningful benefits that can help expand your business reach, and generate new revenue opportunities. Key benefits include access to several resources and networks, technical support and maintenance, exposure on the Citrix Ready Marketplace and more. View the complete technical, marketing and demand generation benefits.
How can you expand your business reach through this Program?
You can generate leads for your business through joint marketing efforts such as webinars, co-branded collateral, and campaigns on Citrix Ready Marketplace. You can also leverage the Citrix brand by using Citrix Ready badges.
What is the fee to join the Citrix Ready program?
There is no fee to verify products and solutions with Citrix. You can enroll at the base “Access” level of the program at no cost. Depending on your engagement levels and benefit needs, you can choose to upgrade your membership to the “Plus” (5,000 USD/year) or “Premier” (7,500 USD/year) level.
What are the benefits as an Access partner?
As an “Access” partner, you receive the following benefits:
- Citrix Receiver redistribution
- Technical Support and Maintenance
- Profile page on Citrix Ready Marketplace and lead generation
- Access to Citrix Ready badge and sub branded badges
- Citrix Ready press release and newsletter
- Invitation to Citrix events and Citrix Ready Summit
What are the benefits as a Plus partner?
In addition to the benefits of Access level, as a “Plus” partner you receive the following benefits:
- Custom campaigns on Citrix Ready Marketplace
- Co-branded product demo video
- Lead generation webinars
- Access to CitrixTV channel partner training and sales videos
- Press release with Citrix Executive quote (Citrix Exec)
What are the benefits as a Premier partner?
In addition to the benefits of Access and Plus levels, as a “Premier” partner you receive the following benefits:
- Co-branded marketing video
- Joint technical webinar + promotion (annual)
- Additional demo licenses
- Access to Citrix Key plays, and sales enablement documents.
- Highest level of marketing program benefits
What is Citrix Ready verification?
Citrix Ready verification is an assessment process designed to ensure that third-party products are compatible with Citrix products.
How does a product get Citrix Ready verified?
Your organization should follow these steps to apply for Citrix Ready verification:
- Download the appropriate Citrix Ready product verification kit(s)
- Conduct Citrix product verification testing
- Submit the verification results by email to CitrixReady@citrix.com.
- Complete your online application available here
Citrix will review your verification results and advise you on next steps.
Does Citrix Ready verification provide a warranty or guarantee related to Citrix Ready products?
No, the Citrix Ready designation is not a product certification, nor does it provide any warranty or guarantee on any product, solution or application. To be designated Citrix Ready, products must pass the Citrix Ready-supplied verification test. The verification test is published and open for all to view. The designation of a product as Citrix Ready simply indicates that either the company or Citrix has completed the verification test. The Citrix Ready designation does not provide any performance or operational guarantee of any kind. The Citrix Ready designation is an indication that the partner’s product is compatible with Citrix and will operate in a Citrix environment. For additional information, please refer to the Citrix Ready legal agreement.
What are the fees for Citrix Ready verification?
There are no charges to conduct and submit results for Citrix Ready verification.
Can software applications be Citrix Ready verified?
Yes, Citrix Ready verification kits are available for software applications.
Are there any authorized partners who can help with verification testing process?
Yes, Wipro, Lionbridge and L&T Infotech are authorized third-party Citrix Ready test agencies. You can find more details on this option on the testing partners page or you can email CitrixReady@citrix.com for more information.
Why is the test kit process required?
Citrix Ready is a third-party product verification program. Your partner application will only be approved after you successfully verify your products integration with Citrix Products.
How can test results be submitted for a product that doesn’t have a test kit?
Test kits for most verification needs are available online, but if you don’t see a kit for the type of product you want to verify, please download the Standard Test Kit. Subsequently, provide information about the product and time slots for a demo. The Citrix Ready team will work closely work with you to designate your product as Citrix Ready.
How long does it take for test results to be approved?
Typically, the approval process takes three business days. However, the approval time frame is subject to the logs and the verification form you have submitted.
What if your product is approved but you don’t see it on the Citrix Ready Marketplace?
Your products should be visible on the Citrix Ready Marketplace once they are approved. Please email CitrixReady@citrix.com if your product is not visible.
What is Citrix Ready Virtual Lab?
Citrix Ready Virtual Lab is an online lab that makes it simple for Citrix ecosystem partners to verify their products for the Citrix Ready program. The lab environment is preconfigured according to the requirements of select Citrix Ready verifications and contains the servers that most ISV partners require to verify their products against XenDesktop, XenApp and XenMobile. Click here to know more.
If you are not a Citrix Ready partner, how can you access to the Citrix Ready Virtual Lab?
The Citrix Ready Virtual Lab can be accessed at www.citrixreadylabs.com. If you have a valid My Citrix account, you can log in using these credentials. Otherwise, you can sign up for a My Citrix account on the same website. In both cases, to activate the account, submit your company and product details with the intention of using Citrix Ready Virtual Lab for Citrix Ready verification. You will be prompted with a form asking for the necessary details. This form should be filled in and submitted to Citrix. Upon receipt of the form submission, Citrix will validate the information and activate the account. You will receive an activation email once this process is complete and will gain privileges for provisioning the labs.
What is the free trial period to access Citrix Ready Virtual Lab (CRVL)?
Any Partner or CRVL user is entitled to use any type of lab for Citrix Ready verification purposes, free of cost for a trial period of 7 continuous working days. The trial period will start from the time when the provisioning of the lab is complete. By the time, free trial period is over, partner is expected to send the verification results. In case, partners want to continue the use of lab for other purposes, they may convert to a paid account on a pay-as-you-go basis, at demo.citrix.com.
How are the Virtual Labs provisioned?
Virtual Labs are provisioned for you by the Citrix Ready team depending on your product verification requirements.