E113 – The Citrix Session:
Delivering enterprise web apps with Citrix Workspace Browser
When consumerization of IT was the next big thing, enterprises spent a lot of time and money modernizing apps and working to accommodate the way employees want to work. Many of those changes truly improved the way people work every day. BYO device users, noncorporate machines, corporate workstations, mobile devices, and third parties all needed access to company resources, and the lowest common denominator across all these new endpoints was the web browser.
It was a fantastic place to build toward. The browser is ubiquitous and free, everyone knows how to use one, and there was very little barrier to entry. There is a downside though — they are built for the consumer and not with enterprise requirements in mind. Enterprises are looking for security features like clipboard controls, fine-tuned data download and upload policies, and the ability to enforce watermarks to prevent critical data exfiltration, among a host of other features to protect their most precious resource — their intellectual property.
There is a better way to provide access to corporate apps and data that doesn’t involve VPNs or virtualization. That’s why we have spent the last two years developing Citrix Workspace Browser.
Host: Bill Sutton
Co-host: Todd Smith
Co-host: Geremy Meyers
Co-host: Patrick Coble