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  • March 13th, 2020
  • Jacob Daniel

COVID-19: How Citrix’s is Combating the Virus

There’s a meme going around that says Now we’ll find out how many meetings could actually have been emails. With the threat of COVID-19 spreading around the world, many organizations are temporarily closing their office spaces and encouraging people to work from home. Visa and travel restrictions have further led to the cancellation of many meetings, presentations and events.

However, this does not mean that work has come to a standstill. Citrix, the IT giant, has enabled many remote-work initiatives to help companies stay productive while ensuring their team’s safety through product offerings like:

Citrix Business Continuity Assurance Program

The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops are helpful for people working remotely. It gives IT agencies control over virtual machines to deliver secure apps to any device. From here on, Citrix will take care of all product installation, configuration, setup, monitoring and upgrades. End-users can use their desktops and applications independently of the device’s interface and operating system.

In response to the emerging need for remote workers, customers using the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop will be able to benefit from special offers to scale their current environment to a larger number of employees. This empowers them to work from home and allows companies to employ remote working programs as and when needed.

Citrix Managed Desktops Business Continuity Program

Not all organizations have the IT resources and capacity to deploy and manage virtual desktops independently. For such organizations, Citrix offers special offers for Citrix Managed Desktops. This is the simplest and fastest way to deliver Microsoft desktops and apps from Microsoft Azure. It offers provisioning, cloud-based management and managed capacity to help deliver virtual desktops and apps to any device. Users can access desktops and apps directly through the Citrix HTML5 client browser. The key characteristics of this solution are:

  • Cloud-based management and provisioning to deliver Citrix-hosted Windows Virtual Desktops and apps from Windows machines with multi-sessions.
  • A high-definition user experience from multiple devices that use the Citrix Workspace app.
  • Simplified management workflows and image creation along with Citrix-managed single and multi-session images.
  • Secure remote access from any computer or device that uses global points of presence of the Citrix Gateway service.
  • Advanced help desk management and monitoring capabilities.
  • Managed Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including Azure storage, compute, and networking to deliver virtual desktops.

Secure Citrix Workspace For Small Businesses

Small businesses are limited in terms of the IT resources and capacity available to them. This may keep them from deploying remote work opportunities and establishing a business continuity program. With an aim to allow all companies irrespective of their size, available resources and budget to stay productive while keeping their employees safe by offering remote working opportunities, Citrix has made a new, low-cost, entry-level version of the Citrix digital workspace solutions available to subscribers. The Citrix Workspace Essentials has been designed exclusively for smaller businesses.

When it comes to understanding how Citrix Workspace works, it is important to note that it offers SSO (Single-Sign-On) and MFA (Multi-Factor-Authentication) access to all SaaS content and applications in a single unified experience. Access can be limited according to the person’s role in the organization. With the right Citrix Workspace training, users can organize and automate details that are needed for collaboration and decision-making.

This allows small businesses to give their employees a chance to work remotely with the confidence that all information used by them and the applications will be kept secure.

To Conclude

Companies that allow their employees to work remotely during a time when the COVID-19 infection is spreading rampantly not only show that they care for their employees, but also help reduces the risk of losing out on productivity. Citrix is committed to empowering organizations of all sizes to have a dynamic, flexible yet secure workspace to keep their businesses profitable. Stay put and stay safe folks.

 

 

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