New XenMobile release to boost mobile productivity, says Citrix
By Digital News Asia November 5, 2013
- 63% of enterprises believe going mobile is the greatest driver of organisational competitiveness
- New enhancements provide simpler and faster deployment options for IT organisations
CITRIX has announced a new release of Citrix XenMobile, with unique features that simplify and speed up manual processes for mobile users, such as eliminating the need to enter long passcodes to get into online meetings or work apps.
The new enhancements also provide simpler and faster deployment options for IT organisations, the company said in a statement.
Businesses are empowered to mobilize geographically dispersed workers and scale to hundreds of thousands of devices easily– all while addressing security and management concerns.
According to a new Citrix Mobility in Business report, 63% of enterprises believe going mobile is the greatest driver of organisational competitiveness. More employees than ever before are expecting instant access to work apps and data on-the-go.
Enterprise mobility deployments are becoming more complex with multiple devices and platforms, which demand varying levels of control. In order to really empower mobile users, businesses need a simple, scalable, and speedier deployment approach across platforms, apps, data and networks, Citrix said.
New enhancements to email and calendar make everyday tasks easier and faster for mobile users. With the new one-touch feature, users can automatically launch and join an online meeting, using Citrix GoToMeeting or other meeting services, directly from their calendar.
This highlights the strength of combining XenMobile with Citrix Worx Mobile Apps. By integrating GoToMeeting, Citrix ShareFile and Citrix GoToAssist, XenMobile uniquely delivers tightly integrated and enhanced management, access, security and support, the company claimed.
Organisations can also select more than 100 third party Worx-enabled applications to further improve user productivity.
Fast authentication enables mobile users to access work applications with a simple PIN (personal identity number). Similar to an ATM PIN, this eliminates the need to type cumbersome passwords for each app.
These PINs are combined with user specific digital certificates to ensure high security, Citrix said.
XenMobile also allows IT to quickly mobilise users with single step device enrollments, auto configuration of secure email, and wizards based deployment. This easy process provides a quicker path to productivity for users while reducing support calls to the help desk, the company said.
Additionally, the new release integrates and extends support for the new Amazon MDM APIs, iOS 7 MDM APIs, and Samsung KNOX platforms.
Citrix XenMobile 8.6 will be available for download for current customers this month.
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