Cisco, Citrix Offer Joint Mobility Platform Solution
The vendors' Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix is designed to enable businesses to build simpler, secure mobile infrastructures.Cisco Systems and Citrix Systems, whose partnership already includes work in such areas as desktop virtualization, cloud services and mobile device management, are now coming together around mobile infrastructure. At the Citrix Synergy 2014 show in Los Angeles on May 6, the two companies announced Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix, combining Cisco's computing, networking and security capabilities with Citrix's new Workspace Suite of mobile of virtualization and mobility tools. The goal is to give organizations a complete enterprise mobility infrastructure offering, according to officials with both companies. Citrix introduced Workspace Suite during the show, part of a larger group of announcements around mobility, virtualization and networking. "This new Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix, built on the Citrix Workspace Suite, provides the complete hardware and software technology stack for delivering all the applications, content and tools workers need on any device," Prashanth Shenoy, director of enterprise networks at Cisco, said in a post on the company blog. "This new Workspace Solution is excellent for companies moving into the second stage of their mobility journey—where their focus is on providing all the applications, content and services their employees need on their devices. This solution can help your employees, partners and consultants work and collaborate on their mobile and desk devices, from pretty much anywhere."
Businesses are under increasing pressure from an increasingly mobile workforce to make it easier for employees to access the corporate network and business applications at any time, from anywhere and on any device, from notebooks to tablets to smartphones. IT departments dealing with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments are working to make sure that while access is made available, data and the corporate infrastructure is secure.