14 Mar

Courtesy of Citrix blog

Enterprises allocate significant resources towards securing and providing access to enterprise apps, data, and networks through various solutions. Despite advancements in web, SaaS, and Windows solutions, with dependencies on different infrastructure and devices, managing internal and external access has become complex and costly.

To simplify this, Citrix is creating a unified platform offering zero-trust access, top-notch app and desktop virtualization, and high-performance application delivery with robust security.

Introducing the Citrix platform, a comprehensive solution enabling secure application access for any user and device. 

This platform ensures optimal performance and security across the entire enterprise, encompassing the full range of Citrix and NetScaler capabilities. Previously, navigating through multiple editions and add-ons to access features like WEM, PVS, or ServiceNow Integration was challenging. 

The Citrix platform now simplifies this complexity, offering two value-driven platform-based solutions incorporating DaaS, VDI, and premier NetScaler features for application delivery and security.

Citrix Universal Hybrid Multi-Cloud delivers enhanced capabilities by including full-featured NetScaler and Citrix Endpoint Management in the subscription. This comprehensive package comprises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium, Citrix DaaS Premium, 1000 GB NetScaler throughput with unlimited instances, and Citrix Endpoint Management – addressing all core application delivery needs in one simple package.

Get Universal flexibility, with everything included to get the applications out of the data center and into the hands of the employees.

Achieve Universal flexibility with the Citrix Universal Hybrid Multi-Cloud, empowering the ability to transition applications from the data center to employees' devices seamlessly. This offering is a robust alternative to VMware Horizon deployments and can streamline internet-facing web applications behind F5 or similar solutions, reducing costs and complexity.

Benefits of the Citrix Platform License

Citrix introduces their latest license, the exclusive Citrix Platform License (by invitation only). This license is tailored for enterprises where Citrix plays a strategic role in their business and IT functions. It allows them to extend their enterprise's capabilities across various use cases, whether they use virtual, SaaS, web, or local apps.

The Citrix Platform License encompasses ZTNA, web browser security, advanced observability insights, and more. Moreover, it offers unlimited capacity for Citrix users and NetScaler throughput, making it our most comprehensive and adaptable license yet aiming to establish strong partnerships with strategic customers.

Not only does the Citrix Platform License encompass all of Citrix's existing features, but it will also include future innovations and acquisitions made by Citrix. In addition, Citrix has recently acquired uberAgent and the talented team at vast limits GmbH, enhancing Citrix's observability capabilities with data from both physical and virtual endpoints and seamless integration with third-party solutions like Splunk. This addition brings proven large-scale deployments exceeding 250,000 users in a single environment and over 1.5 million users globally.

Additionally, the Citrix Platform License offers:

  • App and Desktop Virtualization: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium and Citrix DaaS Premium, providing top-notch enterprise app and desktop delivery platforms for secure hybrid deployments.
  • Application Delivery and Security: NetScaler for high-performance application delivery with robust security and end-to-end observability.
  • Monitoring and Insights: Citrix Analytics for Performance & Security for efficient monitoring and troubleshooting across complex and hybrid Citrix environments, complemented and extended by uberAgent.
  • Secure Access: Secure Private Access and Citrix Endpoint Management for enhanced productivity through a unified portal for all virtual and non-virtual apps.

Remember, with the Citrix Platform License, not only unlocks all features but also allows for unlimited capacity. This translates to a seamlessly transition from VMware Horizon and F5 without the hassle of additional licensing. Also includes Secure Private Access, boosting security by replacing VPNs with a ZTNA solution at no extra cost. 

Investing in Success

Citrix's commitment to success goes beyond providing access to cutting-edge technologies. The value lies in the ease to implement and operate them effectively. Citrix offers support, by taken a bold step by investing in enhanced support, expert guidance, and education for Citrix's strategic customers at no extra cost. 

Through Citrix Unified Services, Citrix has blended top-tier support with access to enterprise architects and consultants, ensuring a collaborative effort to maximize the adoption of the Citrix platform, resulting in optimal ROI. 

Whether seeking to expand current use cases or venture into new territories while consolidating vendor technologies, OAS's team is here to assist organizations through a tailored "Kickstart" program. This initiative is not limited to a specific subscription but is extended by invitation from the enterprise's account team.

Furthermore, irrespective of Citrix Unified Services, all customers have complimentary access to Citrix and NetScaler courseware on PluralSight.

The overall aim is to equip enterprises with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage the Citrix platform, with continuous additions to the course catalog throughout the year.

With these enhancements in packaging, products, acquisitions, and services, Citrix is fully committed to assisting customers in overcoming various application delivery challenges in today's hybrid multi-cloud environment.


  • When will the new licensing options be available?

The new subscriptions were released on March 4, 2024. Please contact OAS to determine the best for the organization.

  • Am I eligible for the Citrix Platform License or the Universal Hybrid-Multi Cloud License?

Citrix Universal Hybrid-Multi Cloud subscription licenses are available for environments with 250 users or more. The Citrix Platform License is by invitation only. 

  • Can I purchase Citrix Analytics, uberAgent, and Citrix Secure Private Access (SPA) as standalone products?

Citrix Analytics and SPA ceased standalone offerings on December 6, 2023, and can be renewed until December 2024. uberAgent maintenance renewal is exclusive to current customers. These features are now integrated into the Citrix platform. To explore these capabilities and learn more, please contact OAS regarding the Kickstart program.

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