Citrix lowers the threshold for XenMobile
Citrix just launched their latest version of XenMobile, their products for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). The updates for XenMobile has been steadily throughout the year, with the latest versions consisting news regarding several new apps such as Secure Forms and Scan Direct. Apps that are included in Citrix recently renamed suite for Enterprise apps, XenMobile Apps.
With Secure Forms you can on your own, in a quick and easy way build forms to manage a variety of scenarios where the collection of any form of data is the goal. Applications are made to facilitate e.g. deviation in production with a simple process for users with an easy flow for the collection of reports, with imagination, we solve a variety of challenges with this powerful app.
The big news that came with this launch means that, for iOS, it no longer requires an Apple Enterprise Developer Accountability to use and package Citrix XenMobile Apps. With this release, all published in the suite apps depth public via the respective platform “App Store”. For us users and administrators of XenMobile this means that Citrix is taking over the responsibility for versioning, signing and Push Notifications.
Publication of XenMobile Apps to your users is still done by your own environment’s “Store” with the ability to customize via policies rights and features for your users. When we no longer need to sign our apps on our own, this also means that the need for a separate certificate for Citrix Secure Mail and Apple’s Push Notifications Service (APNs) disappears. For standard push-notification to iOS still requires a common APNs certificate but it does not require a developer account to receive.
We now recommend this method of publishing apps only to new implementations of XenMobile. In existing environments can some versions of e.g. Secure Mail coexist depending on various App-ID, but inter-app communication unit may be disrupted. Existing XenMobile customers are advised to wait until the next release when it introduces a migration feature to replace the installation of apps published from your XenMobile server with its public release.
With this great news Citrix has simplified and lowered the threshold and the time required for implementation of XenMobile. This is because we no longer need a developer account with Apple and for packaging applications you are not in need of Mac hardware which might mean a felled tear from Apple advocates.
Let us introduce Citrix XenMobile more deeply and demonstrate the benefits to your organization, contact AceIQ today!
Henrik Kristoffersson, Systems Engineer AceIQ!
Professionals within Citrix XenMobile