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. Your business information stays protected with strict security for identity, devices, apps, data, and networks.
Note 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. 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 also use the following names.
Mobile productivity apps: XenMobile Apps is now mobile productivity apps. Citrix-developed mobile productivity apps are a group of enterprise mobile apps offering IT a secure choice for their users’ email, web browsing, and remote access. Mobile productivity apps include Citrix Secure Hub, Citrix Secure Mail, and Citrix Secure Web. The Endpoint Management Store is now the app store.
Citrix Workspace app: The Citrix Workspace app incorporates existing Citrix Receiver technology and the other Citrix Workspace client technologies. It has been enhanced to provide end users with a unified, contextual experience. Users can interact with all the work apps, files, and devices they need to do their best work. For more information, see this blog post.
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.
Implementing this transition in our products and their documentation is an ongoing process.
- In-product content and documentation might still contain former names. For example, you might see instances of earlier names in console text, messages, directory/file names, screenshots, and diagrams.
- 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 hosts the Cloud environment in data centers located throughout the world to deliver high performance, rapid response, and support. With Endpoint Management, you pay a subscription fee instead of purchasing and managing licenses.
Citrix Cloud Operations handles various infrastructure and monitoring tasks. As a result, you can focus on the user experience and on managing devices, apps, and policies.
- Endpoint Management server nodes
- Citrix Gateway initial integration and configuration
- Citrix Gateway Load Balancer
- Cloud Connector software configuration
- SAML authentication integration with Citrix Files
- Endpoint Management site monitoring: Instance, database, enterprise connectivity (LDAP), VPN tunnel (if applicable), public SSL certificate, Endpoint Management licensing
- Citrix Gateway management and updates
- Machines where Cloud Connectors are installed
- LDAP/Active Directory
- Citrix Files: Initial Citrix Files configuration, on-premises StorageZone Controller installation, Citrix Files updates
- Endpoint Management configuration: Devices, policies, apps, delivery groups, actions, and client certificates
You connect to Endpoint Management through Cloud Connector. Cloud Connector serves as a channel for communication between Citrix Cloud and your resource locations. Cloud Connector enables cloud management without requiring any complex networking or infrastructure configuration such as VPNs or IPsec tunnels.
Resource locations contain the resources required to deliver services to your subscribers. For Endpoint Management, resource locations are your Citrix Gateway, LDAP, DNS, and PKI servers.
For more information about Cloud Connector and resource locations, see About Endpoint Management.
Integration with Microsoft Intune/EMS
Endpoint Management integrates with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)/Intune. That integration adds the value of Endpoint Management micro VPN to Microsoft Intune aware apps, such as Microsoft Managed Browser. With the integration, you can:
- Wrap your own line of business apps with Intune and Citrix to provide micro VPN capabilities inside an Intune mobile app management (MAM) container.
- Manage and deliver Office 365 apps, line of business apps, and Citrix Secure Mail in one container. This management method provides ultimate security and productivity.
Use Endpoint Management MDM or Intune MDM to manage devices. For more information, see Endpoint Management integration with Microsoft Intune/EMS.
Get started with Endpoint Management
If you’re using XenMobile Server on premises, our XenMobile Migration Service can get you started with Endpoint Management. For more information, contact your local Citrix salesperson, Systems Engineer, or Citrix Partner. These blogs discuss the XenMobile Migration Service:
When you are evaluating or purchasing Endpoint Management, the Endpoint Management Operations team provides ongoing onboarding help. The Operations team also communicates with you to ensure that the core Endpoint Management services are running and configured correctly. This figure shows the onboarding steps.
To sign up for a Citrix account and request a Endpoint Management trial, contact your Citrix Sales Representative. When you’re ready to proceed, go to https://onboarding.cloud.com.
For a quick overview of Endpoint Management onboarding and configuration, watch this video.
Want to learn more before starting? Try these resources:
Endpoint Management documentation: Provides full Endpoint Management documentation, from onboarding to initial configuration to advanced configuration. A “What’s new” article describes new features and fixes. Citrix notifies you when that article is available for a new release.
Citrix Endpoint Management Onboarding Handbook: Consolidates all the available information around Endpoint Management, so you can proceed in smoothly enabling and onboarding Endpoint Management. You can use the document to record changes for your internal processes and to document your high-level and functional designs.
Endpoint Management Deployment Handbook: Planning a Endpoint Management deployment involves many considerations. The handbook includes recommendations, common questions, and use cases for your Endpoint Management environment.
SalesIQ: More resources for our Citrix Partners.
For information about the Endpoint Management onboarding process, see Onboarding and resource setup.
After you complete onboarding, see Prepare to enroll devices and deliver resources
Endpoint Management support
For details on how to access supported related information and tools in the Endpoint Management console, see Monitor and support.
Rolling updates to the Endpoint Management release occur approximately every two weeks. To you, the customer, this process is transparent. Initial updates are applied to Citrix internal sites only, and are then applied to customer environments gradually. Delivering updates incrementally in waves helps to ensure product quality and to maximize availability.
If you are an Endpoint Management customer, you also receive Endpoint Management updates and communications directly from the Endpoint Management Cloud Operations Team. Those updates keep you current with new features, known issues, fixed issues, and so on.
The Citrix Cloud Operations team maintains the Endpoint Management environments with the latest Endpoint Management rolling patches. To obtain specific patches or fixes that are required before the rolling patch, contact Citrix Technical Support.
If you have any issues with your environment, contact Citrix Technical Support or your Citrix Account Team. Such issues might include mobile device enrollment, Endpoint Management console access, or Secure Mail issues.
If you need any integration or changes made on Citrix Gateway in the Cloud or Endpoint Management, submit a request through Citrix Technical Support.
Examples of changes that you might request are:
- Citrix Files integration with Citrix Gateway in the Cloud
- Change Citrix Gateway authentication type
- Validate connectivity to customer data center resources
- Change split tunnel configuration for micro VPN
- Restart Endpoint Management components due to some server configuration changes
Service Level Agreement
Citrix Endpoint Management uses industry best practices to achieve cloud scale and a high degree of service availability.
For complete details about Citrix’s commitment for availability of Citrix Cloud services, see the Service Level Agreement.