Citrix Expands Remote PC Access Offerings
Citrix News, May 6th, 2020
May 6, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 1

Company extends capability to Citrix Desktops service and Citrix Desktops Essentials, providing simple, secure and reliable alternative to VPN in enabling work from home

Providing employees with access to their desktops from remote locations used to be a nice thing to do. Today, it's a requirement to keep employees productive and businesses operating during the COVID-19 crisis.

Faced with shelter in place and work from home mandates, many organizations rushed to arm employees with Virtual Private Network solutions (VPN) that allow them to connect to corporate systems. But such offerings have their limitations.

A recent Citrix-OnePoll survey of more than 2,000 US employees who work remote found that VPN-based remote work approaches resulted in 'slow performance' and 'lack of access to all the apps needed to get work done.' And further research has uncovered security and privacy concerns.

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