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Your Citrix Virtual Desktop Alternative

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

Download this detailed vendor comparison matrix to understand the differences between Apporto and Citrix Virtual Desktop.

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.

VMware Horizon or Citrix customer?
Lock in your current support fee for Apporto NextGen. For example, if you paid $20,000 to VMware or Citrix in 2023 but face a $100,000 quote for 2024, Apporto will honor your 2023 fee for our 2024 subscription. Offer valid until Sept 30, 2024.

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.

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

Apporto vs Citrix Virtual Desktop

Citrix Virtual Desktops
Fully Managed Deployment. Cloud infrastructure ready-to-go. The Apporto cloud team handles all deployment tasks.
A lengthy and complex do-it-yourself process.
Great User Experience Access apps and desktops from any browser-enabled device.
Launch apps separately within the Citrix client or deliver them within a shared desktop.
Cost-Effective. Apporto takes care of all the infrastructure, backup and recovery, monitoring, and support, so everything is included in one low cost.
A lengthy and complex do-it-yourself process, requiring substantial investment in on-premises hardware. All-Microsoft Windows back end required.
Our subscription plans are based on concurrent users and include all features with no hidden fees.
Available in multiple editions, with varying features and costs.

Seamless Integrations. Apporto provides seamless integration with all major Learning Management Systems and cloud drives (Box, One Drive, and more).

Not Available

Windows, Mac, or Linux. Apporto is the only DaaS platform offering full Windows, MacOS, and Linux desktops, along with streaming apps.

Complex, heavy lift to serve full desktops. MacOS is not supported.

Fast and Easy App and Desktop Publishing Web-based admin console makes adding or updating apps and desktops a snap.

Complicated image and application preparation process. Can often take days to achieve optimal configuration.

Security and Remote Access. Apporto is built on a zero trust, least privilege security model.

Additional licensing and servers may be required.

Integrated Two-Factor Authentication. Security is a native component of the Apporto platform.

Not included. 3rd-party solution required.

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

More complex. Requires multiple consoles to learn and navigate.

Access applications and desktops from any device with an HTML5 browser.

Citrix client is recommended for the best experience.

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