ZenApp – Did You Mean XenApp?

ZenApp, or did you mean Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp)?

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) (not ZenApp) is a virtual application delivery tool offered by Citrix. Gone are the days when employees have to stick to their desktops. With the advent of  virtualization technology, employees are now able to access applications and resources from any device, anywhere and at anytime. XenApp is the tool offered by Citrix that enables businesses to centrally host applications and publish them to remote client devices.

An overview of ZenApp, AKA Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp)

ZenAppCitrix is a software company that offers virtualization solutions for businesses of all sizes. It has produced over 200 virtualization products in a span of 25 years. Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) is Citrix’s flagship product and is used to publish virtual applications to remote client devices. Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) is another product that is used to publish VDI desktops to remote client devices. It supports SSL and second-level authentication for secure delivery of applications and data. It uses the HDX protocol, which is how graphical content is rendered to remote client devices.

Challenges with XenApp:

Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp (not Citrix ZenApp!)) has undergone multiple name changes. The most recent change was the merging of Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) and Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) components. Moreover, each product is offered in different editions and with different pricing structures.

There are multiple components that are required to be configured in the Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) setup:

Parallels Remote Application Server is a cost-effective and holistic solution

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a suitable alternative to Citrix ZenApp, AKA Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp). It is a comprehensive package that consolidates all major virtualization technologies into a single and simple tool. Using this holistic solution, organizations of any size can securely publish applications and desktops to remote devices with ease. It provides a single dashboard to monitor and manage the entire infrastructure from a single pane of glass. The intuitive dashboard simplifies IT management.

Installing Parallels RAS is an effortless task. By following a simple wizard, you can set up this tool in five minutes; you don’t need technical expertise. Moreover, there are no additional components to be configured, which simplifies the setup. All the expected features, such as load balancing and universal printer redirection, come auto-configured. Parallels RAS supports all major hypervisors as well as Microsoft RDS. Users are able to connect to Windows applications from any HTML5 browser and a range of client devices including iOS, Android, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks. Whether you want to publish applications or desktops from VDI or RDS, Parallels RAS is an easy-to-use solution.

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