Citrix Workspace vs. the competition

Citrix Workspace is a market-leading digital workspace that integrates award-winning Citrix technologies recognized by leading enterprises and industry analysts. A single Citrix solution enables IT to deliver access to apps, desktops and data from any device.

Competitors like VMware Workspace ONE lack many of the core requirements of a comprehensive end user computing solution. Only a Citrix Workspace integrates secure file sharing and networking— key requirements for secure digital workspace delivery. Many vendors only provide one component of a digital workspace, forcing IT to piece together solutions from multiple vendors. A Citrix Workspace offers an end-to-end, integrated solution, while giving customers the flexibility to use any cloud they choose—public, private or a hybrid model.

Citrix Workspace was the only end to end solution. VMware, AirWatch and F5 had too many partnerships and moving pieces.
IT Architect
Large Enterprise Chemicals Company

Only a Citrix Workspace:

  • Delivers a truly integrated solution, including networking, file sharing and secure mobile access
  • Aligns a 25-year relationship with Microsoft to deliver Windows apps, Skype for Business and Office 365 in a secure virtual environment
  • Scales successfully in large or small, global and local environments
  • Leverages existing IT investments and user preferences with no limits on devices
  • Offers options for on-premises, cloud or hybrid deployments

Compare a Citrix Workspace to the competition

MobileIron Good
Virtual desktop delivery    
Windows and Linux application delivery Limited    
Windows application migration tools      
Mobile device management
Mobile application management and delivery
Mobile email, calendar, contacts (PIM), and web apps
Secure document editing app without EFSS license   Office apps only Office apps only
Secure mobile note taking app      
Integrated enterprise file sync and share Limited Limited Limited
Self-created secure forms for mobile or web      
Integration within native mail client for Enterprise file sharing, meeting/conference services Limited Limited Limited
Virtualize Skype for Business —endorsed by and developed with Microsoft      
Virtualization optimization for Unified Communications (Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber) reducing latency      
File sync and share integration for on-demand sync with hosted apps and desktops      
Secure remote access to physical corporate desktops      
Secure remote access to apps and desktops (SSL VPN)  AW-secured mobile apps only MI-secured mobile apps only Good-secured mobile apps only
Extensive single sign-on for native mobile, web, SaaS, and Windows apps MI-secured mobile apps only Good-secured mobile apps only
Granular app policy security controls Limited for mobile apps Limited for mobile apps Limited for mobile apps
Network security management including global server balancing      
Integrated app and desktop delivery optimization (WAN Optimization)      
Virtualization on any cloud- public, private or hybrid      
Virtualization with any hypervisor      
Automated infrastructure scaling based real time usage statistics Cloud version only      
Customized update recommendations based on your configuration Cloud version only      
Trade-up offers from existing virtualization, mobility or file sharing solutions      

* Good Connect for PIM

Customers choose a Citrix Workspace for their digital workspace solution


70% of customers who considered VMware and AirWatch chose a Citrix Workspace for its integrated feature set.



80% of customers who considered BlackBerry but chose Citrix achieved or expect to achieve improved worker productivity with a Citrix Workspace.

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78% of customers who considered Good Technology chose a Citrix Workspace because they wanted a single, integrated solution for all end user computing needs.

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74% of customers who considered MobileIron but chose Citrix achieved or expect to achieve improved operational efficiency with a Citrix Workspace.

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