What is Citrix XenDesktop?
Citrix XenDesktop is a tool from Citrix Systems that enables the provision of virtual desktops. It enables users to make different generations of Windows applications available anywhere for any device. Virtualized desktop resources bring the power of multiple applications and utilities on remote devices for remote work.
Many companies use Citrix XenDesktop and similar tools to build state-of-the-art networks that don't require standard software licensing, Ethernet cabling, and more. While traditional networks were structurally built in-house in a physical office, today's networks are often scattered around the world and interconnected by virtualization software. For example, with Citrix XenDesktop and similar tools, organizations can employ a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy that allows employees to use their personal devices as corporate devices.
Security professionals are now addressing security issues associated with this type of strategy, including the use of new smartphones with multi-operating systems that offer separate interfaces for work and personal use. Tools like Citrix XenDesktop can help with this type of setup by delivering precise desktop virtualization exactly where it is needed, be it for an office machine or for a mobile device.