Citrix’s Remote Access tool declares war on Corporate VPNs

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  • Citrix recently announced that it will make its Remote Access tool available via the cloud.
  • Apparently, this will allow users to work remotely without suffering the limitations of VPNs.
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Citrix releases remote access tool on cloud

Its no surprise that ever since the Coronavirus outbreak, working remotely from home and using VPNs have become a common trend.

However, this in itself comes with several problems, since the abundance of users suddenly in need of these services does nothing more than to highlight their limitations.

Once the Covid-19 outbreak began many companies turned to VPN services to provide their employees with remote access while working from home.

Unfortunately, this sudden surge of users forced the companies’ IT teams to handle frequent network bandwidth issues.


Citrix’s Remote PC Access might make VPNs obsolete

In response to this realization that VPNs do have their limitations under certain conditions, Citrix recently announced that it will make its remote access tool more widely available via the cloud.

Apparently, this system is supposedly a superior alternative to VPNs that will allow employees to remotely access their desktops.

An official press release was made where the senior product marketing manager of Citrix’s Desktop and Applications Group explained why more and more customers are embracing the cloud service.

As employees settle into the new normal of working from home, it is more important than ever to provide access to a consistent and familiar set of tools that keep them engaged and productive while keeping corporate information safe.

The shift to remote work has accelerated the move to the cloud. And we’re meeting our customers there with solutions that enable them to create the secure digital workspaces that meet their needs now and in the future.


How to use Citrix’s Remote Access PC

Using Citrix’s Remote Access PC is apparently just as easy as using a VPN. All your IT administrators need to do is install a small client on employees’ remote systems. 

The client will then give the user access to a range of networking services that will create an SSL tunnel that Citrix named High-Definition Experience technology.

However, this doesn’t mean that VPNs are done for. In fact, this cloud technology only seem s to be efficient for large organizations. Thus, smaller businesses and independent users that will not be facing the limitations mentioned earlier are better off sticking to VPNs.

Speaking of which, if you are interested in a solid VPN, you should check out Private Internet Access, one of the best services of its kind in the world, developed by the creators of CyberGhost, Kape Technologies.

What kind of service do you use to work remotely? Let us know if you prefer cloud services or VPNs by leaving us a message in the comments section below.