Deliver Virtual Apps Securely to Any Device, Anywhere

Horizon Apps gives end users quick and easy access to all of their published apps, SaaS apps, and mobile apps through a single unified workspace. 

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Enable a Unified Digital Workspace

Learn how Horizon Apps simplifies application management with App Volumes and Instant Clone technology.

What Horizon Apps Does

Delivers Virtual Apps to the Digital Workspace

Horizon Apps publishes business-critical Windows apps alongside SaaS and mobile apps -- and ties them all together in a unified workspace through authentication from any device or OS with single sign-on.

Supports a Rich, Adaptive User Experience

Increases productivity with access to applications and data -- with a consistently great end-user experience across devices, locations, media and connections.

Secures Data and Simplifies Compliance

Deploys apps securely in the data center. Consolidates control, delivery and protection through a centralized management platform with policies that dynamically adapt to the end user’s computing environment.

Simplifies Application Management

Delivers Just-in-Time apps for radically simple image management, quick scaling and zero downtime. Provides simple and powerful real-time user and group policy controls at the push of a button.

IDC MarketScape Names VMware Horizon a Leader

Horizon is included in the Leaders category by IDC MarketScape for client virtualization.

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FEATURES

Single Digital Workspace

Consolidate apps in a single digital workspace, easily accessed with single sign-on from any authenticated device or OS.

Blast Extreme Performance

Deliver an immersive, feature-rich experience for end users across devices, locations, media and network connections with Blast Extreme performance. Bring secure, workstation-class performance and rich 3D graphics from the cloud to remote and mobile workers with Blast 3D.

Just-in-Time Delivery

Rapidly deploy brand-new RDS hosts and capitalize on zero downtime rollouts by leveraging JMP technologies, which include Instant Clones, App Volumes, and User Environment Management.

Built for the Software-Defined Data Center

Horizon Apps is tightly integrated with our Software-Defined Data Center, which includes vSphere, vSAN and NSX. This integration provides a seamless turnkey solution, eliminating the need to build, test and support disparate storage, virtualization and networking products.

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FEATURE Unified workspace: XA, RDSH, SaaS, ThinApp
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FEATURE Published applications (RDSH)
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FEATURE Blast Performance (3D, UC, MMR, etc.)
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FEATURE Application and desktop access with Single-Sign-On
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FEATURE Real-time application delivery
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FEATURE Just-in-time delivery with Instant Clone technology
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FEATURE User, profile and policy management
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