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Looking Beyond Microsoft RDS

Some growing companies believe that Microsoft RDS is “good enough for now”, but they’re missing out on the 3 top reasons why they should consider Citrix XenDesktop. This introduction looks at why growing companies should look beyond Microsoft RDS including user experience, security and system support.

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Looking Beyond Microsoft RDS

  1. 1. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Looking Beyond Microsoft RDS An Introduction
  2. 2. Top 3 Contextual & Embedded Security Delightful and productive user experiences Simple, scalable management & support Reasons to look beyond Microsoft RDS
  3. 3. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Delightful and productive user experiences
  4. 4. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential StoreFront Deliver the same experience across all devices Citrix StoreFront on Windows devices Citrix StoreFront on iOS devices
  5. 5. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Self Service Password Reset • Reduce Helpdesk Calls • Instantly unlock accounts • Additional Security Questions • Aimed at XenApp 6.5 organizations that want to move to StoreFront while retaining SSPR
  6. 6. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Printing is Complex Anyone that says differently is lying to you Print Job Bandwidth Locally Attached Printers Network Attached Printers Location Based Printers Different Types of Endpoints Auto-created Printers Print Job Routing Drivers
  7. 7. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Universal Printing Optimized printing for all devices • Universal Print Driver – Compresses print job across wire – Simplifies management of XenApp VMs • Universal Print Server – Extends universal print driver to network printers • Combination of UPD/UPS provides universal printing to any endpoint – Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 – Windows Server 2008, 2012 – Mac, Linux, and more 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 PPTX File MegabytesTransmitted Native XenDesktop (Lossless) 64% Less!
  8. 8. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Improved Drawing/Signature tablets on WAN Smooth drawing at high latency Two new HDX Policy controls • Capture Mode Perfect for signature devices • Interactive Mode Perfect for drawing devices
  9. 9. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential With HDX, users get a rich, High Definition eXperience allowing them to utilize: • Smartcards • Scanners • Drawing tablets • As well as any app, regardless of graphical requirements and capabilities
  10. 10. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Watch entire video at Which one is a traditional PC and which is XenDesktop?
  11. 11. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Citrix Delivers a “High-Definition” Experience on Any Device RDP works best only for the latest Windows-based operating systems • HDX uses less bandwidth with higher frame rates • Enhancements to Skype/ Lync Server 2010, 2013 and 365 • NVIDIA vGPU GRID solution for challenging 3D use cases with customers in production • Native VDI/RDS printing provides basic printing support to Windows endpoints • XenDesktop extends printing with driver-less printing across a variety of endpoints using universal print server • Intent-based protocol for high latency & high packet loss mobile networks • Optimized mobile experience (inertia- sensed scrolling, pop- up keyboards, native picker controls) • Optimized for drawing & signature tablets • CloudBridge and Multi- Stream ICA provide a better experience over any WAN, Internet or mobile network • Get up to twice the number of users on the same network as RDS saving bandwidth cost. Built-in WAN Optimization Best Mobile Experience Driver-less and hassle-free printing Optimized video & best 3D experience
  12. 12. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Greater density with the latest versions 150 155 160 165 170 175 180 185 190 PVS XenApp 6.5 XenApp 7.5 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 PVS XenDesktop 7.0 XenDesktop 7.5 10% greater density with XenApp 7.5 Contextual and embedded security
  13. 13. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Improved Security Worldwide recognition as the industry standard for app security XenApp & XenDeskotp has achieved Common Criteria evaluation milestone, first & only in industry XenApp & XenDesktop are FIPS compliant, simplifying highly regulated compliance FIPS 140-2 Compliant & Common Criteria evaluation
  14. 14. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Clipboard Control Clipboard Restriction Policy Clipboard Content Policy
  15. 15. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Denying access from jailbroken iOS devices Receiver for iOS 6.1 • Receiver for iOS can detect that the device that is jailbroken • User can dismiss and continue -OR- • Administrators can choose to block published access to apps and desktops – Administrators have to add a keyword AllowJailBrokenDevices=False in the default.ica file on their StoreFront or Web Interface servers. – Modify the default.ica files on ALL their StoreFront and Web Interface servers. – When the application or desktop is blocked the user will be shown the same Security Alert. Security Alert Citrix Receiver detected this device has been jailbroken and cannot be trusted to run this app securely. Dismiss
  16. 16. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Session Recording Session Recording Server Session Recording Policy Console Session Recording Database Session Recording Player XenApp Servers Session Recording Agent XenDesktop VMs Session Recording Agent
  17. 17. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential XenDesktop offers stronger and more flexible security XenDesktop enhances Native RDS security and control policies. Adds delegated admin features • Consolidates points of access by combining your traditional IPSec VPN and secure gateway into a single appliance • Improves availability with support for clustering and high availability (HA) pairs • XenDesktop provides context aware control and granular access policies by location, user, app and device • Native RDS/VDI lacks any comparable capability, can’t control access by location, apps and device type • Smart Card Integration for iOS & Android for secure mobile access • ShareFile integration enables secure data sync for iOS & Android • Detect and react to jail broken iOS devices • Limit clipboard copy direction to better protect user and data center • Granular content mapping between client and host • Session recording capabilities to help monitor activity with sensitive data Content-Based Security Stronger Mobile Security SmartAccess Secure Remote Access
  18. 18. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Simple, scalable management and support capabilities
  19. 19. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential XenDesktop management is easier, faster and more effective Extends Native RDS/VDI beyond small, simple, single-site deployments • Native VDI/RDS images utilize SysPrep for initial deployment • Provisioning Services (PVS) manages entire image life-cycle across VDI, RDS and physical. • PVS decreases downtime by updating images via simple reboot • Advanced Load Balancing & application throttling for more accurate load balancing across different hardware configurations • Citrix Connector for SCCM unifies and simplifies app delivery • AppDNA technology (in Platinum) is best- in-class helping organizations migrate to Server 2012R2 with confidence. • AppDNA leverages App-V and AppDisk for integrated packaging & delivery to XenDesktop • XenDesktop helpdesk tools, in every edition, built for desktop admins, multi-site aware and any sized deployments • Role-based delegated administration, configuration & logging • Session recording speeds troubleshooting Built-in support & management tools App migration & remediation tools Advanced Configurations Faster and simpler Image Management
  20. 20. © 2015 Citrix | Confidential Want to explore further? Contact us at 800.424.8749
  21. 21. © 2016 Citrix | Confidential Work better. Live better.Work better. Live better.

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Some growing companies believe that Microsoft RDS is “good enough for now”, but they’re missing out on the 3 top reasons why they should consider Citrix XenDesktop. This introduction looks at why growing companies should look beyond Microsoft RDS including user experience, security and system support. Learn more:


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