Many people want Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers, and one of the most well-known service providers is Citrix. Citrix offers secure apps and data on any device, network, or digital workspace.
However, Citrix may not be the best provider for everyone. Here are some alternatives to Citrix Virtual Apps and desktops.
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)
WVD is an DaaS which combines the appropriate licenses, services, and resources to deliver a complete virtualized, multi-user Windows 10 desktop experience. WVD is bundled with Office 365 ProPlus and includes centralized management and monitoring of the entire environment.
Users can enjoy a richer virtualization experience for accessing hosted applications when compared to the existing Windows Server-based Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
Because WVD is deployed within Microsoft Azure, system administrators can quickly deploy and manage desktops, applications, and servers within the Azure Cloud.
You can access WVD desktops and applications from anywhere, on any device using a HTML 5 browser.
V2 Cloud enables small to large businesses to securely host and access applications in the cloud. Features include multi-factor authorization, screen sharing, while-labeling, HTTPS encryption, and bidirectional copy-paste.
You can also add multiple users to a single desktop, allowing everyone to share files or applications during sessions. Supervisors will have the ability to monitor user activity, create backup schedules and manage permissions through the dashboard. System engineers can also create backup snapshots automatically to recover data in case of a cyber-attack or local disaster.
Amazon WorkSpaces is a secure desktop computing service that runs on the AWS cloud. It allows provision, cloud-based virtual desktops. This provides users access to documents, applications, and resources that they need from any supported device, including Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPad, Fire tablets, and Android Tablets.
You can eliminate many administrative tasks associated with managing a desktop, including provisioning, deploying, maintaining, and recycling desktops. This means there's less hardware inventory to manage and no need for complex virtual desktop infrastructure deployments that don't scale.
Amazon WorkSpaces also has its own Amazon Virtual Private Network. That means each user has access to persistent, encrypted storage volumes in the AWS Cloud and integrates with AWS Key Management Service. No user data is stored on the local device. This helps improve the security of your data, which reduces your overall risk.
Parallels Remote Application Server
If you're looking for a more streamlined working solution, you should consider Parallels Remote Application Server. Parallels allow users to switch between devices and locations. It also provides seamless access to virtual apps and desktops at any time.
You can increase the agility of your IT infrastructure to address business demands in real time. Because they provide central management for multi-cloud deployments and Windows Virtual Desktop, which enables scaling on demand.
Parallels RAS also offers enhanced security by centralizing and managing data access.
You can deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications to any device, in any location with Horizon Cloud.
Horizon Cloud provides a multi-cloud architecture that enables you to choose where you want your virtual desktops and apps. They also make it easy for users to securely access their digital workspace on any device at any time.
Horizon Cloud provides more functionality than Windows Virtual Desktop. Horizon has user environment management, application management, advanced power management, support for hybrid environments, and more.
VNC Connect enables you to remotely access and control your devices anywhere you are around the world.
You can remotely access other computers whether the owner if that computer is present or not. You can also transfer files in either direction, print files directly to a printer where you are (instead of a printer attached to the remote computer), and securely chat with other users connected at the same time as you.
Every session is encrypted using up to 256-bit AES encryption. Authentication is mandatory at the point of connection and never delegated to the cloud. You have the option to protect your computers with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), glandular access control, and rich session permissions.
This is just a small list of alternatives for Citrix. If you've tried Citrix and didn't like it, you should try one of the solutions mentioned above. If you need help deciding what technology solutions you need, contact us today. Since 1991 we've been a technology partner for our clients, helping them build a competitive advantage over their competitors.