BlueJeans Announces New Partnership with Citrix to Release BlueJeans Meetings for Citrix Workspace Standard and VDI

May 21, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW and ATLANTA—May 21, 2019 – (Citrix Synergy)—Blue Jeans Network, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Citrix to release the 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 Citrix’s browser-based offering, as well as Citrix Analytics for access control.

“Citrix is focused on making the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access,” said John Panagulias, Director, Citrix. “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.”

Additionally, BlueJeans is announcing 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.

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.

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,” said Sean Simmons, Senior Director of Product Management, BlueJeans. “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.”

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About BlueJeans Network
BlueJeans is the meetings platform for the modern workplace and the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting. Thousands of companies from growing businesses to Fortune 500 leaders use BlueJeans every day for video, audio and web conferencing meetings and large interactive events, so people can work productively where and how they want. For more information, visit www.bluejeans.com.

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