XenApp and XenDesktop

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

With XenApp and XenDesktop, the industry’s leading solutions for application and desktop delivery, with over 100 million users worldwide, your business is borderless. XenApp and XenDesktop enable secure, remote access to Windows applications and desktops from any device, over any network. Applications and desktops are secured in the datacenter to protect sensitive information and enhance corporate security. XenApp and XenDesktop now enable employees to access Linux virtual desktops side-by-side with Windows resources for a complete workspace experience.

Flexibility 

Adaptive to changing business needs  

XenApp and XenDesktop 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.

Security

Secure by design

XenApp and XenDesktop 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 standards, further demonstrating the “secure by design” aspect of XenApp and XenDesktop.

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 XenApp and XenDesktop?

XenApp and XenDesktop 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.

XenApp and XenDesktop 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.

XenApp and XenDesktop 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.

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

XenApp and XenDesktop are industry-proven solutions for improving operation efficiencies, streamlining application management and reducing costs.

XenApp and XenDesktop components

  • Citrix Receiver

    Users access their applications and desktop through Citrix Receiver, a universal client that runs on virtually 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, XenApp and XenDesktop deliver brilliant user experiences on a wide variety of devices and network connections, equaling or surpassing the local PC experience.  

  • NetScaler 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 virtual apps and desktops located in the datacenter through user- and computer-based policies.

  • Apps and desktops

    With XenApp and XenDesktop, 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.

XenDesktop offers us the flexibility, business agility and security we need for our growing workforce. It’s also a great way to accommodate a ‘bring your own device’ strategy
Bill Graff
Senior Vice President
CernerWorks
When many users were connected, the next-generation design collaboration system with Citrix XenApp at its core resulted in higher performance and efficiency than the existing system.
Moon Kyung Yoon
Information Technology Team Manager
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

XenApp and XenDekstop by industry

Healthcare

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

Finance

XenApp and XenDesktop empower financial institutions to rapidly respond to compliance mandates, shield against cyber threats, and meet consumer demands with centralized app and desktop management.

Government

XenApp and XenDesktop helps state and local governments save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by reducing expenses and increasing efficiencies across agencies and services.

Manufacturing

XenApp and XenDesktop accelerate the production services of automaker, consumer good, aerospace and defense manufacturers by rapidly provisioning apps and data across the entire supply chain.

Education

XenApp and XenDesktop 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.

Next step

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