Citrix adds security and new features to XenMobile solution

Cloud vendor Citrix announced that it added new security and more features to XenMobile solution.

The new features are aimed at empowering enterprises in highly regulated industries, such as government agencies.

These enterprises will benefit as they can utilize device choice, improve productivity with access to more apps, and provide support for Microsoft Lync online meetings and other communication environments, without sacrificing security, control and user experience.

Citrix also enables enterprises and government agencies that are planning to phase out BlackBerry devices to transition smoothly, knowing their data and existing apps are secure, integrated and supported.

Citrix adds security and new features to XenMobile solution

The security and feature enhancements to XenMobile include FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption for mobile apps, including secure email, browser and content collaboration.

The California Department of Justice, a client of Citrix, says its agents are happy with Citrix XenMobile.

Chris Chambers, deputy chief information officer, California Department of Justice, said: “With fast access to information anywhere they need it, they can catch more criminals, find more missing people, close more cases and get home quicker. We’re finding ways to work smarter and get more out of our staff than we have ever been able to before. Citrix XenMobile is a game changer for us.”

New features of Citrix XenMobile

New enhancements include one-click access to leading communication and collaboration apps, such as Microsoft Lync, the FaceTime app, and SMS messaging directly from WorxMail calendar and contacts.

It comes with support for a variety of email and collaboration solutions, such as existing systems like the IBM Lotus Notes client. Government workers also have secure mobile intranet access with single sign-on (SSO) to portals and SharePoint sites using the WorxWeb app, a containerized browser with full policy control.

It also supports newly launched Apple iOS 7.1 and Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating systems, allowing devices with these new operating systems to be managed and controlled with XenMobile. XenMobile also adds VPN support for Amazon Kindle devices, enabling them to connect to corporate environments.

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is also utilizing Citrix XenMobile.

Brian Abrahamson, chief information officer, Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, said: “Our staffs have secure access to important apps and data on their mobile devices anywhere anytime, enabling us to increase research productivity and operational effectiveness. This has had a huge positive impact on our organization, and has positioned IT more favorably with staff than any deployment in recent history.”

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