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BlueJeans Meetings for Citrix Workspace Standard Users and VDI

Just in time for Citrix Synergy 2019, which kicked off today in Atlanta, we are excited to announce our partnership with Citrix and our new Citrix Ready-validated solution—BlueJeans Meetings for Citrix Workspace Standard users.

Validated with Citrix Workspace App and Citrix Access Control, BlueJeans Meetings for Citrix Workspace Standard users enables organizations unleashing team productivity with BlueJeans’ cloud-based video meetings service to take advantage of the SSO, Cloud App Control of the Citrix browser-based offering, as well as Citrix Analytics for access control. 

Cloud App Control is a set of security policies within Citrix Access Control that helps IT control what a user can or cannot do following a successful login to these SaaS applications. Unlike traditional Single-Sign On (SSO) solutions, Citrix Access Control not only provides SSO to all applications, but it also provides controls to help prevent unauthorized disclosure of information stored in SaaS applications. For an end user, once these policies are enforced, they can access BlueJeans SaaS offering using embedded browser within the Citrix Workspace app. With Citrix Access control, customers get:

  • Consolidated access to SaaS, web and virtual apps
  • Cloud app control for SaaS apps beyond SSO
  • Integration with Workspace app to provide great end user experience
  • End to end visibility of all user end application traffic
  • User behavior analytics detect anomalies, enforce security policies.

Also, we are excited to bring you BlueJeans Meetings for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Collaboration apps have historically struggled on VDI and often sacrifice voice and video quality. Working with Citrix, BlueJeans architected a VDI-specific client that enables optimized voice and video media for a compelling, high-fidelity user experience. BlueJeans has been testing the solution with some of the world’s most demanding financial services and contact center environments and are excited about the positive customer feedback.

Of the solution, John Panagulias, director of Citrix Ready said, “Citrix is focused on making the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access. We are excited to see BlueJeans innovating its video meetings experience with Citrix Workspace offerings giving employees consumer class, enterprise grade meetings in a highly secure and manageable workspace environment. In particular, we see BlueJeans’ video and audio optimization as a critical component for video meeting quality in the digital workplace.”

Virtual desktops have begun to appear in just about every industry where organizations will benefit from HD video and audio conferencing from BlueJeans, including:

  • Trader and banker desktops in Financial Services
  • Mobile workstations for healthcare providers
  • Contact center workstations across industries
  • Shift workers across industries who used shared computing resources
  • Remote, field-based workers and branch office workers

As the meetings platform for the modern workplace, BlueJeans’ vision is to enable teams to communicate and collaborate effectively with flawless video and audio no matter where they are located.

Extending the premium user experience of BlueJeans Meetings with Dolby Voice to the Citrix virtual desktop environment opens up modern video communications to the millions of people that either log into virtual desktop environments or browser every day at work. We are excited by this new venture with Citrix and look forward to all it will unleash for the future of work productivity.

Please contact us for more information or to participate in our Early Access Program.