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Lower complexity and cost. Stay on-prem, move to the cloud, or both. Apporto makes DaaS simple.

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Why choose Apporto over Citrix Virtual Desktop?

Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Gartner’s Peer Review site, with 100% recommendations. Customers report an improved user experience, seamless integration, and outstanding support, freeing up internal IT. No wonder Apporto was featured in Gartner’s very first magic quadrant for DaaS.


Dramatically simplify your VDI deployment. Leverage our complete managed service and let us handle everything from backup/recovery and monitoring to maintenance and beyond.


Advanced compression, geo-optimization, and autoscaling delivers a cloud-native user experience on Windows, Mac, and Linux.


Existing infrastructure? Keep it. Prefer the simplicity of the cloud? That’s fine. Need both? We’ve got you covered.


Access from any device, anywhere, anytime. Enable BYOD without the hassle of VPN or endpoint management.


A simple, all-inclusive subscription plan with no hidden fees at a low predictable cost – at up to 50-70% less than traditional VDI solutions.   


24/7/365 USA-based support. Take a look at our 96% renewal rate and you know that when we say that we will be there for you, we mean it.


Built using a zero trust and least privilege security architecture model, the Apporto platform stops bad actors at the perimeter.


Collaborate in real-time directly from within the desktops. Easily screen share, chat, and share files with other users. 


Gartner Peer Insights

Gartner Peer Insights

The next generation DaaS is here​

Introducing Apporto NextGen. Stay on-prem, move to the cloud, or both. Always a great user experience and low cost. Apporto makes DaaS simple.

NextGen Architecture

Engineered for seamless integration across diverse infrastructures, our solution flexibly aligns with your evolving needs.


Leverage your existing on-premises infrastructure to maintain control and data sovereignty within your physical premises.



Adopt a versatile strategy by combining on-premises and cloud resources. This allows for gradual migration or scaling based on evolving business needs.

AWS Azure


Fully embrace the cloud by deploying on leading platforms like AWS or Azure, enabling global accessibility and scalability without the overhead of physical hardware management.

Apporto vs Citrix

Streamlined deployments across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid environments with a consistent technology and control plane.
A complex stack with many moving parts and interconnected systems.
Apporto’s architecture offers a highly scalable fault-tolerant solution by leveraging container technology deployed on Kubernetes infrastructure. By utilizing Kubernetes infrastructure, Apporto can deploy its solution in a wide range of hypervisors and cloud environments.
Traditional stand-alone server/system architecture requires multiple nodes and manually configured load balancing.
Streaming Protocol
The Apporto Hyperstream protocol is designed for the Internet and modern browsers. It enables an excellent user experience with low bandwidth using H.264 video technology. Hyperstream delivers 60 FPS, heavy-weight graphical applications, and video conferencing within the desktop.
The legacy ICA protocol encapsulates different codecs for different use cases and can be difficult to tune for optimal user experience. Citrix recommends using its installed client to ensure performance and compatibility.
Operating Systems
Apporto offers full Windows, MacOS, and Linux desktops, along with streaming apps.
Connections to physical MacOS devices are the only supported option.

Two-Factor Authentication

Security is a native component of the Apporto platform. Apporto supports all standard SSO and MFA integrations, providing an additional layer of security for all customers.
Partially supported but necessitates additional features and configuration setup.


Native cloud integration with Azure and AWS.

Support for Microsoft, Amazon, and Google cloud providers.


vSphere, Nutanix AHV (coming soon)


Desktop Publishing

Web-based admin console makes adding or updating apps and desktops easy.

Complex and time-consuming image and application preparation process.

Security and Remote Access

Built on a zero trust, least privilege security model. Always delivered in the browser which provides strong isolation and sandboxing from infected endpoints.

A good but complicated set of controls can yield unintended user consequences and disruption of service.

Cloud Storage Integrations

Integrates with cloud drives (Box, OneDrive, etc.)

Requires dedicated/persistent desktops and roaming profiles to be disabled.


Manage servers, users, groups, and applications from a single browser-based console.

More intricate, necessitating the use of several consoles that must be learned and navigated.

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