Citrix Cloud is a platform that hosts and administers Citrix services. It connects to your resources through the Citrix Cloud Connector on any cloud or infrastructure you choose (on-premises, public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud). It allows you to create, manage, and deploy workspaces with apps and data to your end-users from a single console.
About the Citrix unified product portfolio
If you’ve been a Citrix customer or partner for a while, you’ll notice new names in our products and in this product documentation. If you’re new to this Citrix product, you might see different names for a product or component. The new product and component names stem from the expanding Citrix portfolio and cloud strategy. For more detail about the Citrix unified portfolio, see the Citrix product guide.
Articles in this product documentation use the following names.
|New Name||Former Name|
|Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops||XenApp and XenDesktop|
|Citrix Endpoint Management||XenMobile Service|
|Citrix Gateway||NetScaler Gateway Service|
|Citrix Application Delivery Management||NetScaler Management and Analytics Service|
|Citrix Web App Firewall||NetScaler Web App Security Service|
|Citrix ADC VPX||NetScaler VPX|
|Citrix Content Collaboration||ShareFile Service|
Implementing this transition in our products and their documentation is an ongoing process.
- In-product content might still contain former names. For example, you might see instances of earlier names in console text, messages, and directory/file names.
- It is possible that some items (such as commands and MSIs) might continue to retain their former names to prevent breaking existing customer scripts.
- Related product documentation and other resources (such as videos and blog posts) that are linked from this product’s documentation might still contain former names. Your patience during this transition is appreciated.
Citrix Cloud services
Virtual Apps and Desktops service
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop Service) offers a virtual app and desktop solution, provided as a cloud service, giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere on any device while cutting IT costs. Deliver Windows, Linux, web, and SaaS applications or full virtual desktops from any cloud: public, on premises or hybrid.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service.
Citrix Endpoint Management (formerly XenMobile Service) is a solution for managing endpoints, offering mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capabilities. With Endpoint Management, you manage device and app policies and deliver apps to users.
To learn how to set up this service, see Endpoint Management.
For Endpoint Management customers with the workspace experience enabled, users who open Secure Hub and click Add Apps are directed to the workspace. For more information, see Secure Hub.
Citrix Secure Browser
The Citrix Secure Browser service isolates web browsing to protect the corporate network from browser-based attacks. It delivers consistent, secure remote access to internet hosted web applications, with no need for user device configuration. Administrators can rapidly roll out secure browsers, providing instant time-to-value. By isolating internet browsing, IT administrators can offer end users safe internet access without compromising enterprise security. For more information, see Secure Browser service.
Citrix Smart Tools
Smart Tools enables you to proactively check the health of your Virtual Apps and Desktops Sites, receive notifications of applicable component updates, and control Delivery Group scaling and associated resource usage costs.
To learn more about this service, see Smart Tools.
Citrix Gateway (formerly NetScaler Gateway Service) allows secure, contextual access to the apps and data you need to do your best work.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix Gateway Service.
Citrix Analytics collects data across Citrix portfolio products and generates actionable insights, enabling administrators to proactively handle user and application security threats, improve app performance, and support continuous operations.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix Analytics
Citrix Application Delivery Management
Citrix Application Delivery Management (formerly NetScaler Management and Analytics Service) provides an easy and scalable solution to manage Citrix networking deployments on-premises or on the cloud from a single, unified, and centralized cloud based console. It provides all the capabilities required to quickly set up, deploy, and manage application delivery in Citrix networking deployments and with rich analytics of application health, performance, and security.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix Application Delivery Management.
Citrix Content Collaboration
The advanced access, collaboration, workflows, rights management, and integration features of ShareFile are now available in the Citrix Content Collaboration component set in our secure, contextual, integrated Citrix Workspace.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix Content Collaboration.
Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator
Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator is a cloud hosted, multi-tenant management SaaS offering, which Citrix partners could leverage to offer managed SD-WAN services to their customers. It provides a single-pane of glass management platform for Citrix partners to manage multiple customers centrally, with suitable role based access controls.
To learn more about this service, see Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator
Try Citrix Cloud
Experience a full production environment in a proof-of-concept for one or more Citrix Cloud services. After signing up for Citrix Cloud, you can request service trials right inside the console. When the trial ends, you can convert to a production environment so you retain all your configurations. For more information, see Citrix Cloud Service Trials.