What is Citrix XenDesktop VDI Edition?

The XenDesktop VDI Edition provides the following features.

VDI Desktops

A virtual computer created from a centralised and customised image, which can have the ability to be personalised further by the user.

VDI with Personal vDisk

Personal vDisk provides the ability for users to store personalised information about their VDI desktops, without having the create a separate VDI image for each user.


High Definition eXperience allowing better graphical definitions, use of wider range of peripherals and optimization capabilities on the high latency networks.

Citrix X1 Mouse

The ability to use a mouse with Apple iPad and iPhone devices with Windows apps and Desktops accessed using Citrix Receiver.

HDX 3D Pro

Remote office workers can utilize graphically intense 3D applications securely and safely using HDX 3D Pro technology.

HDX Virtual Display Technologies

Increased visual performance using Framehawk and Thinwire technologies including over wireless and low bandwidth, high latency network connections.

HDX User Experience Templates

Policy templates to fine tune the user environment especially in graphics performance.

XenServer vGPU

For intensive graphics, such as 3D, the XenServer video card sharing (vGPU) allows NVIDIA drivers to enhance the virtual application and desktop experience.

Any device access

There are a multitude of Citrix clients available for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, allowing these devices to connect to XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to access published applications and desktops.

WAN optimized

Citrix HDX technology detects the available bandwidth and latency of connections to intelligently adjust the communication between XenApp and XenDesktop, to maintain a quality user experience.

Enterprise App Store

StoreFront provides users with self-service selection of applications and desktops they are authorised to use.

Clientless HTML 5 Receiver

Users can connect using devices which have a HTML 5 compatible browser, instead of needing the full Citrix Receiver client installed.

Universal Printing Services

Universal Printing Services (UPS) provides a centralized printing service with optimised printing performance without the need for specific printing drivers on XenApp or XenDesktop systems.

FIPS Compliance

The US Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) is a security requirement for cryptology.

Central secured desktops

By deploying XenApp and XenDesktop in centralized data centres, the desktops and applications accessed by users are not only physically protected but can also be access from many locations without compromising the overall security of the systems.

High Security

Access to XenApp and XenDesktop reduces the exposure of the corporate network to external user access, providing higher levels of security, through only sending screen updates across connections in response to mouse clicks and keystrokes.

Two Factor Authentication

NetScaler provides Two Factor Authentication requiring users to enter a user name, password and a shared secret using a third party service such as Symantec 2FA, Aladdin SafeWord, RSA SecurID or other RADIUS services. This shared secret can usually be displayed commonly using a token keyring device or a application running on a smartphone.

Accelerated Logon for Smart Card Users

Allows faster access to applications for Smart Card Users by improving logon times.

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