About VMware Horizon

Horizon is a desktop virtualization software that provides businesses with a digital workspace to access and manage virtual desktops or published applications on a centralized platform. Built on a hyper-converged infrastructure solution, it enables IT teams to add individual nodes or appliances, monitor system performance and identify potential issues with automated alerts and real-time analytics.

Using Horizon's Dynamic Environment Manager, enterprises can configure security policies according to business requirements and enforce them across all desktop environments and end-user profiles. Professionals can secure the virtual infrastructure with role-based access control and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. Additionally, it provides designers...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

10 Reviews of VMware Horizon

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.2 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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July 2021

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Kerry-Ann from Hindujah Global Solutions

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

VMware Horizon

It's was a pleasure.

Pros

It's very versatile. It's good for small & large business complex because it can be used as a internet or intranet software desktop that soley confidential to your business

Cons

I can be locked out of my own system and the applications after being locked out may require too many auto time out software.

June 2021

Rafael from NBA Systems S.A. de C.V.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Networking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Very good option for virtualization of desktop environment

Very good experience in general, the software gives a robust experience ofr VDI solutions, only you need to invest time in development.

Pros

The features to display and virtualize a desktop enviironment is very important, the control features with management is very good and intitutive.

Cons

The cost of the software depends of the features that you want and the cost is high if you want all the features, the implementation onsite could be very difficult especially for security and firewall policies. If you decide to have the solution on cloud, you can avoid these but you have to validate if you data can be store in public cloud.

Reasons for Choosing VMware Horizon

Citrix dont have some of the features that the highest version of VMware Horizon gives, for base VDI solution Citrix works very good like VMware Horizon.

October 2021

Regina from Celepar

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Tool needed for remote work

Pros

Easy to install and customize. Access is secure and facilitates application delivery.

Cons

Access is secure and facilitates application delivery.

June 2021

George from CN

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2021

Good virtual Desktop software

I am OK with the software, as it provide what I need to simulate having a physical pc connecting to the client network.

Pros

the main benefit of using this software is, I don't need to connect to my client's network to provide my service.

Cons

performance could be a concern in some circumstances, and nobody know how to diagnose, because it can be the client network, internet provider or the host servers, the possibility is just endless, so nobody take ownership of the problem.

August 2021

praveen from BBandT bank

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

vmware horizon is great

its really good just the servers we have desktops now

Pros

due to covid providing desktop/laptop to the users is difficult .spinning a VDI and sending the url makes our life easy

Cons

some times the VDI hung need to restart the VDI

July 2021

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Muhammad Adil from Khushhali Microfinance Bank

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

VMware Horizon

One of the best tool for delivering applications and virtual desktops / laptops. Users are at ease for its usability and its functionality. File transfer is very fast and manageable. Once the setup and configuration is up, the system is consistent and reliable. It is very flexible to configure on any kind of environment.

Pros

For working from remote it is a great tool for any network engineer. Displaying a virtual desktop in from of you and operating it at ease is its biggest feature. It is easy to setup, no big glitches or dramas. For Security point of view it one of best in market. Voice and graphics management is also the part of it. You can have the similar experience on any of the system like windows, Mac or mobile.

Cons

It's a bit pricey if you opt for all products. Implementation is bit tricky it you have network polices and firewall engage. Performance can be downgraded sometimes and its difficult to track it too. To manage this tool one has to be experienced person.

June 2021

Kevin from Evapco

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

VMWare Horizon Review

More robust platform then Citrix and easier to use after the initial setup is configured and completed. It allows for consistent deployments across a diverse environment within a single pain of glass.

Pros

VSphere management tools are the best in the business. Support is responsive and extremely knowledgeable, and it just works! VDI desktop delivery has been seemless.

Cons

Profile management can be difficult to handle as well redeploying because of Windows updates and the costs can get out of hand for all the licenses.

Reasons for Choosing VMware Horizon

Only vendor we looked at because of poor citrix performance

June 2021

Serhii from SoftServe

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

VMware Horizon Client experience

Kinda reminds working with Citrix or similar to the VMware Horizon application. In general, everything works fine, barely freeze-ups, overall performance is OK. From time to time some features may work not properly, like copy/paste, but nothing crucial.

Pros

Easy to set up, easy to use. The performance of this product on my Hp laptop is great, with no freeze-ups.

Cons

Copy/Paste feature likes to drop from time to time. It takes up to 10 seconds to load the VM, which could work a little faster.

November 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Very useful when remote work is done

Overall I like this product, recommend.

Pros

I genuinely like vmware tools for their design usability and functional combination. Horizon is one of them. It’s great tool for remote work, provides ability to connect to your virtual desktop at work or at university.

Cons

Sometimes connection drops without causes, at least in my home network.

Reasons for Switching to VMware Horizon

Functionality.

December 2020

Andrea from Infor

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Decent remote software

I enjoy using it for my everyday job, but don't enjoy having to log in several times just over a minimal hiccup in connection. Unlike other RDP sessions that attempt to reconnect.

Pros

It's your own person computer inside your computer, nothing complicated about it in comparison to other VMware.

Cons

Any hiccup in connection and there's no "trying to reconnect" you drop the whole session and have to do a sign in process again