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Citrix Advances Enterprise Mobility To Meet High-Security Requirements With New XenMobile Release

Citrix today announced new security and feature enhancements to the Citrix XenMobile® solution. The new release empowers organizations in highly regulated industries, such as government agencies, to embrace device choice, improve productivity with quick access to more apps, and provide support for Microsoft Lync online meetings and other communication environments, without sacrificing security, control and most importantly, user experience. Citrix also enables enterprises and government agencies that are planning to phase out BlackBerry devices to transition smoothly, knowing their data and existing apps are secure, integrated and supported.

Mobility is redefining the way people work and the way IT departments support them. For many organizations, the growth of mobile devices and applications is largely driven by employees' desire to be more productive. While the new era of mobile computing offers opportunities for organizations to boost worker productivity and employee satisfaction through programs, such as bring your own device (BYOD) or corporate-owned, personally enabled (COPE), governments and other highly regulated industries face the challenge of finding cost-effective enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions that will meet their security and compliance requirements while providing a solid user experience.

XenMobile enables government agencies and other highly regulated organizations to mobilize their employees without sacrificing security or control. The security and feature enhancements to XenMobile include:

  • FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption for mobile apps, including secure email, browser and content collaboration. XenMobile creates a secure encrypted vault for application data on mobile devices so that government and enterprise workers can access critical documents and applications securely.
  • Better-than-native secure mobile email, calendar and contacts through the WorxMail™ app with FIPS compliant encryption for data at rest and data in motion. New enhancements include one-click access to leading communication and collaboration apps, such as Microsoft Lync, the FaceTime app, and SMS messaging directly from WorxMail calendar and contacts.
  • Support for a variety of email and collaboration solutions, such as existing systems like the IBM Lotus Notes client. Government workers also have secure mobile intranet access with single sign-on (SSO) to portals and SharePoint sites using the WorxWeb™ app, a containerized browser with full policy control.
  • Support for newly launched Apple iOS 7.1 and Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating systems, allowing devices with these new operating systems to be managed and controlled with XenMobile. XenMobile also adds VPN support for Amazon Kindle devices, enabling them to connect to corporate environments.

XenMobile provides a complete EMM solution for highly regulated organizations to manage mobile apps, data and devices. With XenMobile, government agencies and enterprises gain control over personal and corporate-issued mobile devices with full configuration, security, provisioning and support capabilities. This also includes visibility into currently deployed BlackBerry devices. XenMobile meets IT departments’ need for mobile security, compliance and control while allowing employees new ways to work better.

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Chris Chambers, Deputy Chief Information Officer, California Department of Justice

“Our agents are much happier with Citrix XenMobile. With fast access to information anywhere they need it, they can catch more criminals, find more missing people, close more cases and get home quicker. We’re finding ways to work smarter and get more out of our staff than we have ever been able to before. Citrix XenMobile is a game changer for us.”

Brian Abrahamson, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

“BYOD is happening with or without IT. Our staffs have secure access to important apps and data on their mobile devices anywhere anytime, enabling us to increase research productivity and operational effectiveness. This has had a huge positive impact on our organization, and has positioned IT more favorably with staff than any deployment in recent history. It's about IT meeting staff on their terms, and recognizing the paradigm shift in how enterprise users expect to consume information and interact with the workplace.”

Steve Brasen, Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates

“With the new Citrix XenMobile release, a broader audience of end users is empowered with the freedom to use the devices they prefer in the manner best suited to maximize their productivity without compromising stringent enterprise security and compliance requirements. No longer will employees be forced to always carry two separate mobile devices – a business device and a personal device – to perform tasks that are more effectively accommodated by one.”

Tom Simmons, Area Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Citrix

“Mobility is one of the top three hot topics in government today and the need for a secure, flexible enterprise solution is a reality. That need is transforming IT in government to address the use of both government-furnished devices and BYOD programs. By embracing these mobility trends, agencies can improve employee productivity and job satisfaction while taking advantage of the latest in device and service-provider technologies. Citrix XenMobile enables the management of the devices and the mobile applications, and when paired with other Citrix technologies that expose applications, IT resources and workspaces to these devices, provides the most complete EMM solution for government.”

Availability

Citrix XenMobile 8.7 will be available for download for current customers this month. For more information, please contact Citrix sales.

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Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure to enable new ways for people to work better. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers to build, manage and secure virtual and mobile workspaces that seamlessly deliver apps, desktops, data and services to anyone, on any device, over any network or cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive with mobile workstyles. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million people globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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