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Citrix Unified Gateway®

NetScaler Unified Gateway consolidates remote access infrastructure to provide single sign-on across all applications whether in a datacenter, in a cloud, or delivered as SaaS. It allows people to access any app, from any device, through a single URL. NetScaler Unified Gateway offers:

  • Single sign-on (SSO) to VDI, web and SaaS applications

Provide a secure single sign-on (SSO) across all applications, whether they’re hosted on premises, in the cloud or delivered as SaaS. NetScaler Unified Gateway provides Multi-Factor authentication, contextual access control and end to end monitoring across all application traffic. 

  • Remote access to all applications across any data center or cloud

Applications have evolved. Over time, the addition of multiple point solutions to deliver applications in traditional, mobile, BYOD, and cloud environments has complicated data center infrastructures. Managing and securing an enterprise cluttered with supplemental VPNs, monitors, and gateways drives up costs, requires more administration, makes the network rigid, and also more vulnerable to security risks. In addition, it leads to poor user experience as a result of inconsistent UI, multiple passwords and multiple URLs to access applications. 

  • Secure delivery of VDI applications

With users remotely accessing their virtual applications and virtual desktops from anywhere, security of the data must extend beyond your corporate network to the user device consuming the application. Additionally, in a multi-VDI environment, end users are required to login multiple times which results in loss of productivity and poor user experience. NetScaler Unified Gateway extends the security posture of your virtual app and virtual desktop deployment to the endpoint to maintain compliance while enhancing the user experience with single sign-on to VDI, web, enterprise and SaaS applications.  


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Citrix XenClient®

Enterprise desktop virtualization for laptop users

Citrix XenClient extends the performance, flexibility and security of  desktop virtualization to mobile users—and even lets them run multiple virtual desktops on a single laptop—while providing effective control for IT over data protection and desktop image management.

 

Local virtual desktops... to go

As the first enterprise class, true bare metal client-side hypervisor, XenClient delivers near-native performance, wide platform support, ease-of-use, and enterprise management capabilities.

  • Anywhere, anytime—even offline – Workers can use theirvirtual desktops wherever their work takes them, with no network connection needed
  • Multiple computers on a single laptop – The ability to run multiple virtual desktops locally, with full isolation, provides optimal flexibility for both workers and IT
  • Enhanced IT efficiency – Virtual desktops can be created, secured, deployed and moved across any XenClient-supported hardware, greatly reducing the maintenance burden on IT and simplifying disaster recovery for laptop users
  • High-definition experience – Optimized for Intel vPro technology, XenClient delivers a high-definition experience with the ultimate in security on systems with Intel vPro technology

The complete desktop virtualization solution from Citrix

XenClient is available with XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum editions, extending the reach of the unique FlexCast delivery technology to local virtual machines. With FlexCast, IT can deliver every type of virtual desktop—each specifically tailored to meet the performance, security and flexibility requirements of each individual user.

How XenClient helps your business

Citrix XenClient delivers the benefits of local desktop virtualization to mobile users. The ability to work from anywhere, anytime—even offline—provides exceptional flexibility to enhance worker productivity. For IT, this flexibility is complemented by simplified desktop management as well as new levels of security, reliability and control.

 

Mobilize users and your business

For users, XenClient, makes it possible to work from anywhere, anytime, whether within the corporate network, travelling without connectivity or working remotely. A single device can run multiple virtual machines for instant, simultaneous access to a variety of environments: a locked-down business desktop, a personal desktop, a test and development environment, a temporary environment for contingent workers—all with high-quality video and graphics. For IT, XenClient enables the delivery of well-managed virtual desktops with granular policy control, full isolation and security to protect corporate data.

 

Secure your most valuable asset—information

An encrypted, locked-down corporate desktop provides the rich environment users need to do their work while protecting corporate data and eliminating the instabilities and risks that can be caused by user changes. To safeguard intellectual property, IT can define granular policies to disable removable storage or prevent data movement over networks. Integrated, automated backup ofvirtual desktops aids business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

 

Simplify desktop management

With XenClient, IT professionals can easily create, deploy, move, secure and protect standardized desktop images across all supported devices. A centralized delivery platform speeds the deployment of virtual desktops to new employees. Granular policy controls can be enforced on virtual desktops to ensure effective management of corporate assets, including the ability to send “kill pills” to lost or stolen remote XenClient-enabled laptops.

 

Make computing more reliable

With XenClient, workers can be confident that their virtual desktop will always be available when they need it. Automatic, full-time backups protect client-side data and intellectual property whenever a user connects to the Internet. Simple, self-service recovery lets users restore lost data, roll back changes to a specific point in time and even restore test environments themselves, without helpdesk assistance, so they can get back to work quickly. If a laptop is lost, stolen or fails, workers can restore the entire virtual machine to any XenClient-enabled computer. Reduced user support requirements free IT to focus on higher-value work.

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Citrix XenServer®

Complete, cost-effective datacenter and server virtualization

Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed  server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the industry. XenServer is designed for efficient management of Windows® and Linux®  virtual servers and delivers cost-effective server consolidation and business continuity.

 

What is server virtualization?

Server virtualization is a proven technology that enables multiple  virtual machines to run on a single physical server. Each virtual machine is completely isolated from other virtual machines and is decoupled from the underlying host by a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor. This allows each virtual machine to run different operating systems and applications. Because the machines have been decoupled from the underlying host, the guest can also be moved from one physical server host to another while running; this is known as live migration. These attributes are transforming how organizations approach virtual computing.

 

The best choice for server virtualization and datacenter automation

XenServer is the enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualization platform that contains all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure. It is trusted by demanding organizations to run the most mission critical applications and used by the largest clouds.

  • Cuts costs. By reducing the number of physical servers required in the datacenter, organizations are able to save on their power and cooling costs.
  •  Increases IT agility and efficiency. Customers can easily adapt to changing datacenter and computing needs by dynamically flexing capacity, optimizing VM placement, and automating repetitive management tasks.
  • Improves performance and user productivity. By enabling 'zero downtime' maintenance, automatically recovering from hardware failure, and providing failover capabilities in disaster situations, end users are ensured access to mission critical application in all scenarios.

How XenServer helps business?

Streamline datacenter operations through automation

By consolidating server workloads, XenServer reduces power, cooling and management costs and helps you make optimized use of existing hardware—but shrinking your overall number of servers is only one of the benefits of XenServer. Administrators can also automate key IT processes to improve application service delivery, saving both time and money. Improved IT reliability and the ability to adapt to ever-changing IT environments help you deliver optimal support to the business.
 
Adapt to increasing IT demands for administrative efficiency

Virtualization gives you the flexibility to adapt your datacenter to meet constantly evolving IT requirements. For example, XenServer optimizes the location of server workloads to improve performance and utilization while increasing server readiness within resource pools. This ensures that application requirements and expected performance levels are always met and helps you deliver new applications into production more quickly.

 

Reduce unplanned downtime

Natural disasters and other business disruptions can cripple any organization—but downtime and data loss are not acceptable in today's business environment. To keep the business moving and protect the bottom line, companies must protect their IT and data investments and keep the infrastructure running so users always have access to the IT resources their work depends on. With server virtualization, servers are separated from underlying hardware and delivered as virtual machines (VM), making the protection of VMs and associated data easier than in a physical infrastructure. This makes server virtualization a key strategy to protect IT infrastructure against natural disasters and business disruptions, helping organizations reduce downtime due to disasters and increase worker productivity.

 

Leverage the cloud

Now more than ever, enterprises are moving to cloud computing to lower capital costs and deliver more responsive and timely IT services to the business. With the growth of both public and private clouds, IT is rapidly expanding beyond traditional datacenter boundaries and exposing new concepts such as platform as a service (PaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to users via an enterprise network. Inherent in the promise of cloud computing is an IT infrastructure that is extremely flexible and can be quickly customized to the meet needs of the business, rather than having the business bend to the needs of IT.

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Citrix Access Gateway® Universal SSL-VPN with Access Control

Secure access to sensitive business data
Citrix Access Gateway is a secure application access solution that provides administrators granular application-level control while empowering users with remote access from anywhere. It gives IT administrators a single point to manage access control and limit actions within sessions based on both user identity and the endpoint device, providing better application security, data protection, and compliance management.

 

Leading SSL VPN performance and scalability
Citrix Access Gateway offers industry-leading performance and scalability with appliance solutions that scale to more than 10,000 concurrent users per device. When deployed in conjunction with Citrix Branch Repeater, Access Gateway provides accelerated access to secure virtual desktops and applications for users. Access Gateway is available as both physical and virtual appliances, giving administrators greater flexibility and more deployment options to meet their secure application access requirements.

 

The best SSL VPN for your XenApp or XenDesktop solution
Access Gateway provides the best secure application access for Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops and applications. Using Access Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop:

  • Reduces costs by up to 45 percent with easier configuration and maintenance
  • Increases scalability by more than 10 times with support for up to 10,000 concurrent users
  • Minimizes client maintenance through web-deployed, auto-updating clients and even clientless access options
  • Strengthens security through a hardened appliance that is easier to maintain, upgrade, and lock down
  • Ensures granular access control with integrated HDX SmartAccess capabilities
  • Improves availability with support for clustering and high availability (HA) pairs in the Enterprise Edition
  • Consolidates points of access by combining your traditional IPSec VPN and Secure gateway into a single appliance

Bottom Line – Using Access Gateway with XenApp delivers the benefits of a hardened, appliance-based, universal SSL VPN to increase security, extend user access and reduce costs when compared with utilizing Secure gateway.

How Access Gateway helps your business

Citrix Access Gateway SSL VPN appliances protect intellectual property while enabling users to work securely from anywhere.

 

Protect intellectual property with corporate policies
The patent-pending SmartAccess technology of Access Gateway allows administrators to manage access control
 and set policies that define acceptable actions based on user identity and the configuration of the endpoint device. For example, a user may have full access (read, save locally, print, etc.) to a set of files when utilizing her office PC-–but may be restricted to read-only access in less secure remote access  scenarios such as connecting through an unrecognized kiosk device. Similarly, if an employee tries to log in to the corporate network via a home PC that does not have an active anti-virus update service, that employee may not be able to access certain mission-critical systems. With SmartAccess, administrators have the ultimate flexibility to develop and implement corporate policies that enforce data and application security.

 

Lets users work from anywhere
Access Gateway provides an unparalleled access for millions of users on a daily basis, and market-leading application security and access control for IT administrators. Access Gateway provides an excellent user experience. Single point of secure remote access and single sign-on capabilities minimize the number of authentication prompts and enable easy navigation to key resources including Windows® applications (including those delivered via Citrix XenApp, desktops delivered by Citrix XenDesktop, e-mail, file shares, internal web applications, and more.

 

Creates the right solution for your business
Flexible purchase and deployment options give you the flexibility you need to meet the secure application access requirements of your business. When you're ready to deploy, intuitive management tools make Access Gateway fast, easy, and cost-effective rollout and manage on a day-to-day basis. For users, client software is easily distributed and automatically updated via web deployment without user intervention. With Access Gateway, IT can easily provide mobile and remote users with access from any location-–without the cost and complexity of installing, configuring, and updating client software on each device.

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Citrix XenDesktop®

Deliver desktops and apps on-demand to every user

Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization solution that transforms Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you can securely deliver individual Windows, web and SaaS applications, or full virtual desktops, to PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients—all with a high-definition user experience.

 

What is desktop virtualization?

Desktop virtualization is a set of mainstream technologies that optimize the delivery of desktops, applications and data to users. The operating system, apps and data are decoupled from the underlying PC hardware and moved to the datacenter, where they can be centrally managed and secured. Instead of juggling thousands of static desktop images, IT can manage and update the OS and apps once, from one location, then deliver desktops and apps that are customized to meet the performance, security and mobility requirements of each individual user.

 

The best choice for desktop virtualization

XenDesktop is a comprehensive desktop virtualization solution that includes all the capabilities required to deliver desktops, apps and data securely to every user in an enterprise. Trusted by the world’s largest organizations, XenDesktop has won numerous awards for its leading-edge technology and strategic approach to desktop virtualization.

A complete line of XenDesktop editions lets you choose the ideal solution for your business needs and IT strategy. XenDesktop VDI edition, a scalable solution for delivering virtual desktops  in a VDI scenario, includes Citrix HDX technology, provisioning services, and profile management. XenDesktop Enterprise edition is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution with FlexCast delivery technology that delivers the right type of virtual desktop with on-demand applications to any user, anywhere. The comprehensive Platinum edition includes advanced management, monitoring and security capabilities.

How XenDesktop helps your business

Citrix XenDesktop lets you deliver on-demand virtual desktop and applications anywhere your users work, anywhere your business takes you, to any type of device, bringing unprecedented flexibility and mobility to your workforce. XenDesktop unlocks the full productivity and creativity of every worker while helping the entire organization adapt rapidly to new challenges and opportunities.


Enables productivity for any user, anywhere

To put the best talent to work for your organization, you need to be able to deliver their desktops wherever they are in the world?and wherever they go?any time they need them. With XenDesktop, your users can take advantage of virtual workstyles such as teleworking and home-sourcing to integrate computing more seamlessly into their lives, and never lose productivity just because they're away from the office.

 

Increases user choice and flexibility

Today's workers are more savvy than ever when it comes to the latest mobile devices. XenDesktop empowers them to use smartphones, tablets, personal laptops?any device they choose?as a seamless part of their corporate desktop experience. That makes your organization the kind of place the best workers of the digital generation want to be?and by saying Yes! to their preferences, you inspire them to drive further innovation in everything they do.

 

Improves business agility

Competitive advantage depends on your ability to get work done the right way, in the right place, at the right time. Fast, flexible virtual desktop delivery with XenDesktop helps you adapt quickly and cost-effectively to business changes from mergers to growth initiatives to strategies like workshifting and offshoring. As global markets demand more fluid and responsive virtual organizations, XenDesktop lets you deploy full desktop computing resources wherever they're needed in seconds.

 

Makes desktop management simpler, more secure and lower-cost

By transforming complex, distributed desktops into a simple, on-demand service, XenDesktop frees you from the costs and constraints of traditional computing architectures. Centralized delivery, management and control of virtual desktops bring new levels of efficiency to your IT organization while streamlining security and compliance. Self-service application provisioning, simplified helpdesk support and support for mobile and virtual workstyles give you a foundation to leverage a new generation of IT models and strategies.

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