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

VMware Horizon vs Apporto - Vendor Comparison Preview

Download this detailed vendor comparison matrix to understand the differences between Apporto and VMware Horizon.

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Why choose Apporto over VMware Horizon?

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

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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.

Secure Mobile Workspaces

A radically simplified and less costly solution for securing remote work without VDI or having to lock down every device.

Apporto vs VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon
On-premises, cloud, and hybrid using the same technology and control plane.
Achieving a hybrid setup requires the parallel deployment of Horizon and Horizon Cloud, resulting in the management of two environments.
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.
The Horizon infrastructure uses a bolt-on approach, and many administrators experience system sprawl as more and more VMs are needed for additional features and functions.
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.
VMware Horizon offers a number of protocols (PCOIP, Blast) that require a client. The performance of those in the web browser is sub-par.
Operating Systems
Apporto offers full Windows, MacOS, and Linux desktops, along with streaming apps.
MacOS is not supported.

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.
Not included. A 3rd-party solution is required.


Native cloud integration with Azure and AWS.

With no native cloud integration, customers have to use hosted vSphere solutions such as VMware Cloud on AWS which is expensive (requires bare metal servers).


vSphere, Nutanix AHV (coming soon)


Desktop Publishing

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

Complicated 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.

VMware clients are typically required to deliver an acceptable experience. This means that the endpoint’s OS has to be secured.

Cloud Storage Integrations

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

Not available.


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

More complex. Requires multiple consoles to learn and navigate.

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