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Citrix Features Explained

Overview

The following is a list of capabilities for Citrix products and services. These short demonstrations provide examples of how the features impact the overall solution. Use these videos to gain deeper insights into the full range of capabilities within Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

App Layering

Citrix App Layering radically reduces the time it takes to manage Windows applications and images. App Layering reduces the number of images you maintain regardless of your hypervisor or Provisioning Service. The App Layering solution works for both pooled desktops and session hosts.

Citrix Features Explained: App Layering

Authentication

Maintaining a zero-trust environment allows your end users to access what they need while maintaining security and convenience. With its support for modern authentication, Citrix DaaS allows you to replace the traditional username and password approach with a more secure and flexible authentication method.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix DaaS Modern Authentication Support

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Cloud Google Identity Support

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS)

Automation

Citrix REST APIs allow you to programmatically interact with your Citrix DaaS and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments to automate tasks and streamline operations.

Citrix Features Explained - REST APIs for Apps and Desktops Environments

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Automation with Terraform

Automated Configuration Tool

The Citrix Automated Configuration Tool helps with cloud migration automation of customer-managed Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops configurations from one or more sites to Citrix DaaS hosted on Citrix Cloud. The automated migration tool can take routine backups of the same cloud site to allow you to revert to previous working configurations in the event of inadvertent changes.

Citrix Features Explained: Automated Configuration with Citrix DaaS

Autoscale

Autoscale is a set of capabilities designed to automate the powering and managing Virtual Machines that are part of a deployment. Autoscale is designed to reduce the cost of running machines in a Citrix environment.

Citrix Features Explained - Citrix Autoscale

Citrix Features Explained - Citrix Autoscale Insights

Azure Virtual Desktops

Microsoft’s desktop as a service (DaaS) offering allows organizations to deliver virtual apps and desktops from the Azure cloud securely. Organizations can add more value to the platform by deploying Azure Virtual Desktops with Citrix. Watch to see how

Citrix Features Explained: Virtual Desktop Custom Imaging with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Client-Side Cloud Services

Citrix Global App Configuration service (GACS) is a Citrix IP solution and service used to configure, manage, and distribute Citrix Workspace app (CWA) or Client App-specific end-user settings across all device OS and cloud and on-premises environments.

Citrix Features Explained Global App Configuration Service

Citrix Features Explained - Citrix Global App Configuration Services Plugin Management

Citrix Enterprise Browser

The browser has become the universal endpoint for devices and the user interface for applications and is now a primary place where hybrid work gets done in the enterprise. The Citrix Enterprise Browser is a secure Chromium-based enterprise browser embedded with the Citrix Workspace App and provides application security through zero trust, VPN-less access to web and SaaS applications.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Enterprise Browser

Federated Authentication Service

Citrix allows organizations to standardize on a non-Active Directory based Identity Providers (IdP), like Okta. However, Windows-based desktops and apps require an Active Directory account for authentication. Integrated with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, the federated authentication service utilizes virtual smartcards to provide single sign-on to Windows-based resources. This eliminates the need for users to authenticate multiple times when accessing Windows-based resources

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS)

HDX

HDX is a set of technologies ensuring an unparalleled user experience when accessing virtual Windows/Linux applications and desktops.

Citrix Features Explained: Virtual Machine Graphics Acceleration with HDX 3D Pro on Citrix DaaS

Citrix Tech Insight - Adaptive Display

Citrix Features Explained: Browser Content Redirection with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Microsoft Teams Optimization

Linux VDA

The Linux Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) enables access to Linux virtual apps and desktops anywhere from any device where the Citrix Workspace app is installed. You can deliver virtual apps and desktops based on supported Linux distributions to the end users who require them.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Linux VDA

Monitoring

Citrix DaaS provides a centralized console for cloud monitoring, troubleshooting, and performing support tasks for your Citrix DaaS environment. Citrix Monitor uses a troubleshooting dashboard that allows you to see failures in real time, search for users reporting an issue, and display the details of sessions or applications associated with that user.

Citrix Features Explained: Monitoring Citrix DaaS

MSIX App Attach

MSIX is the latest packaging format from Microsoft and Citrix DaaS can now deliver MSIX packaged applications to your endpoints just like standard published applications. MSIX applications reduce the need for locally installed applications – allowing golden images to remain more pristine.

Citrix Features Explained: Publishing Applications with MSIX app attach with Citrix DaaS

Non-Domain Joined Desktops

Many organizations need to support non-domain joined solutions where the Citrix-accessed virtual machine is not managed through Active Directory. This is achievable with Citrix DaaS and Citrix Gateway service support for non-domain joined Virtual Delivery Agents (VDA).

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix DaaS Non-Domain Joined Desktops

Policies

Citrix connections can sometimes respond differently than expected because of variations in the Citrix policies configured for your end-user sessions. Using the Citrix Policy Modeling capability, administrators can simulate a user session to ensure the correct Citrix policies are applied to each session.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Policy Modeling

Profile Management

Profile Management is intended as a profile solution for Citrix Virtual Apps servers, virtual desktops created with Citrix Virtual Desktops, and physical desktops.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix App Access Control

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Replicate User Store

Citrix Features Explained - Citrix Profile Management UWP App Roaming

Citrix Provisioning

Citrix Provisioning is streaming technology that delivers an OS image, including applications, patches, updates, and other configuration information to virtual and physical machines. It centralizes virtual machine management while reducing a virtualized desktop environment's operational and storage costs.

Citrix Features Explained: Rapid Desktop Deployment with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Rapid Desktop Re-deployment with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Provisioning catalogs in Citrix DaaS

Secure Private Access

Citrix Secure Private Access is a cloud-delivered Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution that delivers adaptive access to IT-sanctioned applications deployed on-prem or in the cloud. Secure Private Access provides access only at the application layer, thereby preventing network-level attacks, does not require backhauling, thereby providing a much better end-user experience, and provides IT with a set of security controls offering employees with a choice to access IT-sanctioned applications on any device, regardless of it being managed or BYO.

Citrix Features Explained: End User Experience with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Adaptive Access with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Adaptive Authentication for DaaS, SaaS, and Web Apps

Citrix Features Explained: Private Client/Server App Access with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Private Web App Access with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Public SaaS App Access with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Device Posture Service

Citrix Features Explained: Enterprise Browser Restrictions

Citrix Features Explained: Keylogger Protection with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Screen Sharing Protection with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained: Mobile Web Viewer for Citrix Workspace App

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Enterprise Browser with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained - Identify Risky Behavior with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained - Identify Risky Behavior with Citrix Secure Private Access

Citrix Features Explained - ZTNA vs VPN Port Scans with Citrix Secure Private Access

Session Recording

Citrix Session Recording records, catalogs, and archives sessions for retrieval and playback.

Citrix Features Explained: Session Recording with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Dynamic Session Recording with Citrix DaaS

Security

A key security risk for VDI and DaaS security is the threat of data loss from screen capturing and data transfer to and from other endpoints using cut/copy/paste controls. With Citrix Analytics for Security, custom risk indicator workflows can be created to set up alerts and actions to detect unauthorized use of clipboard operations.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Analytics for Security - In Session Clipboard Monitoring

Service Continuity

Citrix Service Continuity helps ensure end-users can still launch their virtual apps and desktops, even when cloud services are down.

Citrix Features Explained: Service Continuity with Citrix DaaS

User Personalization Layer

User layers provide a better experience for administrators and users in a virtual app and desktop environment. User layers allow user-based customization to non-persistent virtual environments. User layers solve the most difficult usability concerns in a virtual app and desktop environment: Outlook cache, OneDrive synchronization, Windows search, and user-installed apps.

Tech Insight - Citrix App Layering - User Layers

Citrix VDA Upgrade Service

The time and effort to upgrade the Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent in large catalogs of persistent virtual machines can prove challenging. The Citrix VDA Upgrade service is a cloud-based service that simplifies the VDA upgrade process for admins by automating upgrades to the latest VDA version (CR or LTSR), depending on your machine catalog type.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix VDA Upgrade Service

Citrix Workspace

Citrix Workspace, the cloud-based platform application leveraged by users to deliver the best possible secure access to virtual desktops and applications, has a new ultra-sleek user portal with some new features, including the Activity Manager, where users will now be able to see all of their running app and desktop sessions in a quick access menu within Workspace and will be able to interact with them.

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Workspace App

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Workspace Custom URL

Citrix Features Explained - Citrix Activity Manager

Workspace Environment Management

Workspace Environment Management monitors and analyzes user and application behavior in real-time, then intelligently adjusts system resources to improve the user experience.

Citrix Features Explained: CPU Optimization with Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Logon Optimization for Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained – Privilege Elevation

Citrix Features Explained: RAM optimization for Citrix DaaS

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix WEM Scripted Tasks

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix WEM Scripted Tasks

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix Workspace Environment Management APIs

Citrix Features Explained: Citrix WEM Web Console for On-Premises


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