Citrix Receiver for Windows 10

Gives businesses secure electronic access from anywhere

  • Category:

    Office Suites

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    4.2 (9)

Citrix Receiver for Windows 10 is a client app that provides access to desktop virtualization services.

Citrix is a developer that specializes in software that provides remote access to desktop applications and resources. With solutions such as XenDesktop and XenApp, an employee could securely access business software running on the workstation in their office from their phone or table while on a business trip.

Citrix Receiver is called such because its job is to receive and presents results. The Receiver is just a remote user interface. All requests are sent to another machine, and any work required is performed on that workstation or in the cloud. That work is then sent to the Receiver, which presents it to the user. The user can interact with the content, but all heavy lifting is taking place someplace else.

The benefit of this remote connection is that you do not need a strong device to handle it. It works well with most smartphones and tablets. In addition to Windows 10, there are versions for Android and iOS and much, and if you use multiple instances of Citrix receiver across different platforms, you can sync all of them so that your user experience is consistent no matter where you connect from.

Connections are quite simple. Once the connection is established, you will have access to both applications and assets. These connections are secure, and all Citrix security settings are adhered to. Permissions can be established and enforced at a high or granular level.

As with most client apps that access desktop virtualization services, the experience is prone to an unreliable Internet connection. If you are on a low-bandwidth connection or that connection is currently unstable, then your user experience can be diminished greatly depending on which resources that you are accessing. The more data that needs to be transferred, the more prone you are to Internet issues.

Citrix Receiver for Windows 10 is designed specifically for users invested in the Citrix ecosystem. These users will generally be employees and vendors working for companies that use Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. Beyond that, this program is no use because it can do anything without that connection.

Pros

  • Access Citrix from anywhere
  • Secure with granular control

Cons

  • No use for non-Citrix users

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