Virtual application delivery for work from anywhere

XenApp is the industry-leading solution for virtual application delivery, providing Windows apps to workers on any device, anywhere. By centralizing control with XenApp, you can give your team the freedom of mobility while increasing security and reducing IT costs.

What is XenApp?
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Boost employee productivity with Windows apps on demand

XenApp empowers employees by making five generations of Windows apps available for use on any device they choose to use.  XenApp also cuts transaction times of client/server applications by as much as 300%, helping people be more productive with their business applications.

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Feature details

Any device access with "follow-me apps" from over a billion devices including Mac, iOS, and Android or HTML5 enabled web browser

Enterprise app store for user self-service selection of authorized apps

HDX user experience optimization for multimedia redirection, collaboration, and USB peripherals

HDX Mobile optimizes Windows apps for mobile touch screen environments

Unified Communications optimization reduces latency with local voice and video media processing

Universal Printing services delivers a bandwidth optimized, print-anywhere solution eliminating the need for native drivers


Easily support BYO devices

Meet the growing demand for bring your own (BYO) initiatives by delivering apps and desktops as an on-demand service, provisioned in real time rather than the hours of labor required to prepare traditional hardware. Added benefits include improved employee satisfaction, productivity, retention and recruiting.

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Feature details

Any device access with “follow-me apps” from over a billion devices including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android or any HTML5-enabled browser

Enterprise app store for user self-service selection of authorized apps

Universal printing services delivers a bandwidth optimized, print-anywhere solution eliminating the need for native drivers

Support for 16-, 32-, 64-bit apps on WS 2008R2/ 2012R2 and WinXP/7/8

Provide secure access and reduce the risk of data loss

Centralize applications in the datacenter to protect intellectual property and sensitive, private information. XenApp allows for granular access policy enforcement that reduces the risk of data loss or intrusion through unsecured connections and VPN holes.

Feature details

Centrally secured desktop in the datacenter delivered to any device

Centrally secured apps in the datacenter delivered to any device

High security with multi-factor authentication, latest FIPS Compliance and Common Criteria Evaluation certifications, and activity logging for compliance support

SmartAccess fine-grained context-based policy controls for scenario-based access restrictions

MDM* (mobile device management) for configuring and securing user mobile devices

ShareFile integration for optimized on-demand, on or off-premises data sync and sharing (ShareFile purchased separately)

* Special promotion includes MDM with Platinum-level license. Expires December 31, 2014.
Decrease Application Management Costs

Decrease application management cost and complexity

Reduce application management costs by as much as 90% by streamlining application deployment and lifecycle management. XenApp helps you scale up and down based on business needs and simplifies business continuity by allowing you to host applications in redundant datacenters.

Feature details

Simple to deploy with 5 minute setup and easy-to-use Studio console

Simplify operations with Director™ helpdesk console with built-in app usage reporting  and EdgeSight performance analytics

High availability architecture assures that users can always get a login regardless of maintenance or unplanned outages

Hybrid Cloud Provisioning seamlessly flexes or grows from the datacenter to nearly any public cloud

Automated app and desktop thin provisioning - storage optimized single image management

Microsoft AppV integration automatically provisions apps directly from the industry standard app virtualization technology

Integrated Profile Management delivers personalized desktops with single image management

AppDNA app compatibility testing and migration tools

Enterprise scalability for 100,000+ users and 1,000 servers

Open Architecture permits any hypervisor, storage and 3rd party management integration

Microsoft System Center integration streamlines operations and lifecycle management

WAN optimized networking for long distance, limited bandwidth high latency connections (powered by CloudBridge VPX)

NetScaler load-balancing (optional) for 99.999% high availability

Integration with NetScaler HDX Insight (optional) technology for end-to-end network monitoring of end-user experience

Delight users with simplified virtual app access

Citrix Receiver is the easy-to-use client software that provides employees with universal access to virtual apps, desktops and data from any device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. Working with your XenApp installation, Receiver empowers employees with the freedom to work from anywhere.

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XenApp helps solve today’s top IT and business challenges


Top use cases for desktop virtualization

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Virtual desktops and apps delivered by Citrix meet today’s business demand for anywhere access.

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Ensure seamless continuity of operations.


5 Steps to BYOD Success

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Empower employees, embrace consumerization and simplify IT with BYOD.

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Secure confidential business information while maximizing access and collaboration.

Citrix partners with IT leaders to provide seamless integration with your infrastructure

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