Citrix Worx App Gallery Grows

— August 29, 2013

The Citrix Worx App Gallery now has more than 100 committed third-party apps. This represents a growth of 25% since it was announced at Citrix Synergy in May.

Mobile application management (MAM) solutions generally involve six or more steps: identify the app, execute contracts with the app developer, retrieve the app binaries, apply the security wrapper, verify the app and then deploy it for users in a corporate app store. This process must be repeated when the app or mobile OS is updated, or when the app security SDK changes. Citrix manages this entire process for IT and provides end-to-end support.

All Worx-enabled mobile apps are enterprise-ready with security, policy and provisioning controlled by Citrix XenMobile.  Administrators select Worx-enabled apps from the gallery and deploy them to their corporate app store for end-users to download.

In addition, users do not have to hunt for apps that they want to use at work. They open up the corporate app store on their mobile device to find a list of Worx-enabled apps that have been pre-selected by IT for their use.

Enterprise-ready third party and Citrix mobile apps include WorxMail, WorxWeb, Citrix ShareFile and Citrix PodioTM, with the management and security controlled by Citrix XenMobile. Worx-enabled apps run in encrypted containers that secure data at rest, data in use and data in motion. For example, XenMobile can block users from accessing sensitive corporate information from an unsecured Wi-Fi network at a coffee shop. These capabilities combined with inter-app communications controls comprise nearly 60 different granular policies.

Independent software vendors (ISVs) can also leverage the Worx App Gallery to showcase their apps to a wide enterprise customer base, including more than 260,000 Citrix customers and more than 10,000 resellers. Through the Citrix Ready Worx Verified program, app companies can leverage an integrated lead-management system, marketing and branding assets and tools and the Citrix demo cloud environment to drive sales engagements.

Third party developers who have committed their app(s) have engaged with the program and verified or are in the process of verifying their existing mobile apps with Citrix XenMobile. The Worx App SDK allows developers to extend enterprise-grade management and security in any existing mobile application. A single line of code instantly embeds enterprise capabilities into any mobile app so iOS or Android apps can be Worx-enabled, secured, and made available on either an internal storefront or in public app stores.

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