bring your own device (BYOD)

A strategy allowing employees, business partners, and other users to use a personal phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or device to execute enterprise applications and access data.

back end

Of or relating to the part of a software system or online service that the user does not interact with and that is usually accessible only to programmers or administrators.

broker agent

An agent that collects real-time data and hosts multiple plugins in Citrix environments. The broker agent is located on the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA).

back up

To copy a program or file that is stored separately from the original.

broker service

A Delivery Controller service that tracks which users are logged in and where, which session resources the users have, and if users need to reconnect to existing applications.

beacon proximity range

The distance, or proximity, in which the hub device detects a mobile device coming into its range.

business continuity

The capability of an organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable levels following a disruptive incident.


Avoid. Beta is an ambiguous term that carries negative connotations associated with incomplete, error-prone software. We avoid this term at Citrix because our software should not be associated with risk of any kind.Preferred term: preview


Legacy technology that includes video and multimedia optimization software, analytics, policy control and deep packet inspection (DPI) capabilities.

bidirectional content redirection

Client-to-host and host-to-client URL redirection through policies.

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