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The purpose of both the Citrix Endpoint Management and the Citrix XenMobile is the same. XenMobile (Citrix Endpoint Management) is software that provides mobile devices management (MDM) and mobile applications (MAM). It is developed by Citrix systems to manage the business or an individual’s smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops through a single platform very efficiently and in a user-friendly way. However, in most of the cases, it is found that the Citrix Endpoint Management is found to be better and usually preferred over the Citrix XenMobile. This article is all about it, and here’s why.
Citrix Endpoint Management
Citrix Endpoint Management being the driving force to transform the entire workforce experience. It provides faster and quick deployment via Citrix Cloud in just 2 hours. The Citrix Endpoint Management users have to not deal with updates, backup recovery, initial deployment, performance, and so much more. Also, the new features and bug fixes are updated every three weeks without any downtime! Isn’t that amazing? Thus, allowing the user always to use the latest versions leading to the best performance.
The deployment, operations, maintenance has to be very well secured by your team. However, it delivers all the quality and functionality we do expect from Citrix! The costing can be a bit more compared to Citrix Endpoint Management because, in Citrix Endpoint Management, you pay a regular annual subscription. But in Citrix XenMobile, you pay for the upgrades separately, which are pretty costly. And overall, the hard cost and soft cost over the year the Citrix XenMobile is not very cost-efficient. Citrix also provides a very flexible and easy switch for the users of Citrix XenMobile to Citrix Endpoint Management.
Difference between Citrix Endpoint Management and Citrix XenMobile.
|Citrix Endpoint Management||Citrix XenMobile|
|Complete deployment via Citrix Cloud in just 2 hours.||A traditional approach is used for Deployment operations, maintained by the team, which takes up more time and effort.|
|Hard cost and soft cost over the year is more cost-efficient.||Hard cost and soft cost over the year can turn out to be more costly compared to Citrix Endpoint Management.|
|The upgrades are provided every three weeks without any downtime. Thus allowing you the latest version leading to the best performance.||Cost for maintenance or upgrades can turn out to be expensive and thus not cost-efficient.|
|It has the advantages that exclusive devices support. Thus, more freedom and flexibility.||The advantage of exclusive device support is not as much as in Citrix Endpoint Management. Thus, less freedom and flexibility.|
|It supports Apple’s -macOS, IOS, tvOS||It supports Apple’s -macOS and IOS (Limited).|
|It supports Android’s -Android Enterprise,|
Samsung KNOX, Samsung SAFE,
|It supports Android’s -Android Enterprise (Limited), Samsung KNOX, Samsung SAFE,|
|It supports Windows – Windows 10 desktops and tablets||It supports Windows – Windows 10 desktops and tablets (Limited).|
|It supports Google’s – Chrome OS||It does not support Google’s – Chrome OS|
|It supports Amazon’s – Alexa for Business||It does not support Amazon’s – Alexa for Business.|
|It supports Workspace Hub’s – N-Computing, Stratodesk, ViewSonic, Atrust.||It does not support Workspace Hub’s – N-Computing, Stratodesk, ViewSonic, Atrust.|
|Citrix provides a very quick and simple switch from Citrix XenMobile to Citrix Endpoint Management without the need to re-enrol devices.||Because of all the extra features and more device support provided by the Citrix Endpoint Management, switching to it has a lot of advantages provided by Citrix.|
What to choose between Citrix Endpoint Management and Citrix XenMobile
Thus, in my opinion, switching or choosing Citrix Endpoint Management has many advantages over Citrix XenMobile. Since right from the deployment, operations, maintenance can be done securely and faster by the Citrix Endpoint Management, where deployment takes just 2 hours, and the Citrix XenMobile has a very traditional approach for deployment, thus taking more effort and time. Also, the updates and bug fixes are provided every three weeks in Citrix Endpoint Management without any downtime. Thus, allowing the use of the latest version, always leading to high performance. At the same time, the upgrades and maintenance are expensive in Citrix XenMobile. Therefore, making the hard cost and soft cost of Citrix Endpoint Management more cost-efficient.
And as always, it has been “More the Devices support More the Freedom!” Hence very much given by the Citrix Endpoint Management itself.
Citrix also offers a very simple and easy switch from the Citrix XenMobile to Citrix Endpoint Management without the need to re-enroll the devices because of all the features the Citrix Endpoint Management provides.