Citrix Launches Fastest Growing Mobile App Ecosystem

  Citrix Launches Fastest Growing Mobile App Ecosystem

 Worx App Gallery Accelerates the Deployment of Enterprise-Ready Mobile Apps

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 21, 2013

Citrix today announced the availability of the Citrix Worx App Gallery with
more than 100 committed third-party apps. This represents a growth of 25
percent since it was announced at Citrix Synergy™ in May. With a rapidly
increasing app pipeline and new apps added daily, the Worx App Gallery is the
fastest growing enterprise mobile app ecosystem on the market today. The Worx
App Gallery eliminates the need for IT administrators to go through the time
consuming process of procuring and verifying mobile apps. All Worx-enabled
mobile apps are enterprise-ready with security, policy and provisioning
controlled by Citrix XenMobile™. Administrators simply select Worx-enabled
apps from the Worx App Gallery and deploy them to their corporate app store
for their users to download. The combination of Citrix XenMobile and the Worx
App Gallery dramatically simplifies the entire process of securing and
managing mobile apps, and takes the burden off of IT.

Simplifying Mobile Apps for Work

In today’s environment, enterprise IT organizations are faced with a number of
tools and tasks when it comes to securely enabling enterprise-ready mobile
apps. Typical mobile application management (MAM) solutions today 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 their 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, eliminating the complexity of making common mobile apps enterprise
ready. Users no longer have to hunt for apps that they want to use at work.
They can simply open up their corporate app store on their mobile device to
find a list of Worx-enabled apps that have been pre-selected by IT for their

Making Mobile Apps Safe for Enterprises

The Worx App Gallery features enterprise-ready third party and Citrix mobile
apps, including WorxMail, WorxWeb, Citrix ShareFile®  and Citrix Podio^TM,
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 powerful inter-app communications
controls comprise nearly 60 different granular policies of which IT can take
advantage. This represents one of the largest and most comprehensive sets of
mobile application management policies in the industry.

Expanding Market Reach for ISVs

Independent software vendors (ISVs) can 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, Citrix marketing and branding assets and tools and the
Citrix demo cloud environment to drive sales engagements.

The Citrix Ready program currently boasts more than 100 committed third party
apps. 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 makes it simple 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. With minimal effort, iOS or Android apps can be Worx-enabled, secured,
and made available on either an internal storefront or in public app stores.

Developers interested in joining the Citrix Ready program can learn more by
visiting and enrolling here:


Stacy Crook, Program Manager for Mobile Enterprise Research at IDC

"As mobile device usage continues to proliferate in the enterprise, companies
need tools that allow them to manage and secure a wide variety of mobile
enterprise applications throughout their entire life cycle. By creating an app
ecosystem that supports its end-to-end enterprise mobility management
solution, Citrix is taking a step in the right direction to meet those needs.
Citrix's well established customer and partner channel will help Citrix Worx
App Gallery gain critical mass with ISV and enterprise customers."

Dennis Griffin, Director, Document Solutions Products, Adobe

“We are excited to see Adobe Reader added to the Citrix Ready Worx Verified
Program and as one of the initial applications featured in the Citrix Worx App
Gallery. With today's news, Adobe is now able to offer a Worx-enabled version
of Adobe Reader as an enterprise ready, secure solution to Citrix enterprise
customers using any Android-based device.”

Peter Price, CEO of Webalo

“I’m delightedto announce that Webalo, the infrastructural solution for
mobile app generation, is now Citrix Ready Worx Verified and will be one of
the initial applications featured in the Citrix Worx App Gallery. With minimal
development time and effort, we were able to utilize the Citrix Worx App SDK
to easily embed Citrix XenMobileapp container technology to extend Webalo as
an enterprise ready, secure solution. It is important to us that the Webalo
enterprise mobility platform is part of a long term and viable ecosystem that
has the 260,000 enterprise customer reach that Citrix Worx App Gallery

Amit Pandey, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Platforms Group at

“BYO is unstoppable, and to truly mobilize enterprise users, companies need
more than mobile device management. They need a comprehensive solution that
includes a way to provide employees secure access to mobile apps. The powerful
combination of XenMobile and Worx App Gallery charts a new course for enabling
enterprise mobile apps, further delivering all of the key technologies needed
to mobilize the enterprise.”


Worx App Gallery is available today. To take advantage of the capabilities in
Worx Mobile Apps, customers can purchase XenMobile Enterprise edition. Please
contact a Citrix salesperson for more information.

Related Links

  *Announcement: Citrix Redefines Enterprise Mobility with XenMobile
  *Announcement: Citrix Unveils Worx Mobile Apps for On-the-Go Business
  *Blog: The Launch of the Fastest Growing Ecosystem
  *Blog: Secure Mobile Data Access with Worx-enabled ShareFile

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  *Worx App Gallery
  *XenMobile product page
  *Twitter: @Citrix
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