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How does DOD compare to Citrix?

So, how does DOD compare to Citrix?

 We’d be happy to answer that right here.

Deploy & Setup

DOD
  • Complete product installation and configuration in hours or less.
  • No need for dedicated training and costly certification
Citrix
  • Lengthy & complex installation and configuration process
  • Requires certification to deploy and operate the platform
Enterprise-wide access solution

DOD
  • DOD is a single product for managing enterprise-wide access in Windows Terminal Server / RemoteDesktop Services, physical desktop, and virtual desktop environments
Citrix
  • Citrix XenApp requires multiple products (XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler) to provide enterprise-wide access in Windows Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Services, physical desktop, and virtual desktop environments
Application Publishing

DOD
  • Publish apps from a web-based console using any web browser – no install or plug-in required
  • Applications may be installed in different path locations on each server
Citrix
  • Applications need to be installed in the exact same path on each server
  • Requires Microsoft Management Console (MMC) on Windows
Ease of Use

DOD
  • Single, intuitive web-based administration console controls all features / functions and configurations
Citrix
  • Multiple interfaces (both Microsoft Management Console and web-based) are required for managing the Citrix environment. Admin needs to know where to go in order to configure different features
Scalability

DOD
  • DOD supports 100,000 users per management server
  • DOD’s grid technology provides flexibility, redundancy and easy addition of new servers as needed
Citrix
  • Citrix only support 5000-10000 users per management server
  • The process of adding new servers to the deployment is complex
PERFORMANCE

DOD
  • DOD Blaze technology is included as part of the product and optimizes RDP-based sessions effectively
Citrix
  • Citrix ICA/HDX protocol is a proprietary Citrix technology
Reporting & Analytics

DOD
  • DOD provides wealth of reports and insights across multiple datacenters and tenants, via a built-in BI and analytics capabilities that are an integral part of the admin web console
Citrix
  • Citrix mainly provides a dashboard of alerts, errors and overall system health peer site. It is not a business insight tool
Security

DOD
  • DOD centrally manages data security and adheres to common regulatory and compliance policies (e.g., SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS)
  • DOD provides monitoring and reporting of system and end-user usage, all from within a single management interface.
Citrix
  • Many aspects of Citrix security are driven by NetScaler, which is a separate product that significantly increases the cost of the overall solution
Multi-Site

DOD
  • DOD streamlines the process of handling geographical multi-site configurations
Citrix
  • With Citrix, multi-site configuration is very complex
Clientless access from HTML5 browsers

DOD
  • DOD’s HTML5 remote access client is the most mature solution in the marketplace
  • A rich set of features ensures a superb user experience for users of both mobile devices and workstations, such as mobile optimized windows, gesture-based touch screen capabilities, auto-sensing keyboard and an overall consistent experience on any device
Citrix
  • Citrix HTML5 is usually suggested as a fallback method to their native clients
  • Citrix Receiver does not include rich mobility tools, therefore users are generally directed to the native client
Cost

DOD
  • DOD comes in a variety of attractive pricing models with a flexible cost structure, including named user, concurrent user, site license and more
Citrix
  • Citrix baseline prices are usually higher and offer only a concurrent user-licensing model