Ericom AccessNow HTML5 Client for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop mdash; FAQs

FAQs About Ericom AccessNow for Citrix – Beta

What is AccessNow for Citrix?

Ericom AccessNow for Citrix is a pure, HTML5-based RDP client, enabling some versions of Citrix XenApp to deliver Windows applications and desktops to any HTML5-compatible browser on any device, including Chromebooks, iPad / iPhone, Android, RIM Playbook / BlackBerry, Windows PCs, Linux, and Mac and other end-user devices. AccessNow for Citrix adds value to some versions of Citrix XenApp. Citrix Receiver for HTML5 only works on Windows devices, Macs and Chromebooks, and only when using Citrix XenApp version 6 and up, whereas AccessNow supports Citrix XenApp version 4.5 and higher – no upgrades required.

Key Benefits of AccessNow for Citrix

  • Supports published desktops and applications from Citrix XenApp servers.
  • Compatible with some earlier versions of Citrix XenApp as far back as XenApp 4.5 (Presentation Server), removing the immediate need to upgrade to Citrix XenApp version 6.
  • Provides the same functionality on all supported platforms
  • Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway (no SSL VPN deployment needed)
  • Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs (in case the organization already deployed an SSL VPN), and does not require installing an SSL VPN client which mandates admin rights on the user device
  • Does not require any user rights on the user device – works even from locked down devices
  • Enables mission–critical business continuity by allowing employees to access their applications and desktops from any available end–point device, anywhere, without having to install any software or plugins

How Ericom AccessNow for Citrix works

  • Open an HTML5 compatible Web browser, such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Firefox
  • Link to the Ericom AccessNow for Citrix portal
  • Login using your user name and password
  • Navigate to the desired folder
  • Click the application or desktop icon to open it within a new tab
  • That's it!

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Technical Features

  • Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
  • Can act as a Gateway, providing Internet desktop access to computers on an organization's LAN by publishing only one IP address
  • Ericom provides native SSL – secure data transfer, regardless of the computer operating system
  • Leverages the HTML5 canvas to display a remote PC desktop, taking full advantage of WebSocket, AJAX, JSON and HTML5 technologies
  • Deployable to locked–down end–points, for which the user does not have administrative privileges
  • The Web client uses WebSocket to connect over SSL to the server, and displays the remote PC desktop, enabling full remote mouse and keyboard control
  • Compatible with SSL VPNs and web proxies that do not support WebSockets (AccessNow automatically falls back to HTTPS)
  • URL redirection– clicking a web link in the remote session optionally opens it in a tab in the local browser
  • Remote / local printing – print from the remote host to the end–point device
  • Supports File Transfer between the remote host and the local end–user device
  • Finger gestures for touch devices makes it easy to page through presentations, quickly scroll through documents, and more
  • Supports multiple keyboard locales

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