Users need freedom to choose their devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops to access applications (apps) from any location.
With these growing changes, demands and expectations, IT is facing high security concerns as users need a different remote access solution for each of the different apps that they use.
Also, different application types can prevent IT from meeting the demands of end users. You need a consolidated solution to deliver all the apps on any device and that provides a single pane for monitoring and end to end visibility. NetScaler HDX Insight provides end-to-end visibility into all TCP, HTTP, and ICA/HDX access sessions, helping IT quickly pinpoint issues related to network and host latency, and overall application health.
Also, it supports all the authentication mechanisms such as RADIUS, TACACS, NTLM, Diameter, SAML 2.0, OAuth 2.0, and OpenID 2.0. With multi-factor authentication, IT can properly identify users and allow secure access to the back-end host which can be VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktops or Citrix VDI solutions. 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 space of your virtual apps and virtual desktop deployment to the endpoint to maintain compliance while enhancing the user experience with a single sign-on to VDI, web, enterprise and SaaS applications.
Not only that, Netscaler Unified Gateway has some cool features like SmartAccess and SmartControl which provide IT the flexibility to configure the right amount of access needed based on a person’s role or location, the device type, and the sensitivity of the resource being requested.
For a comprehensive, secure remote access solution, Citrix Unified Gateway provides users with one access point and SSO to business applications and data deployed in a datacenter, the Cloud, or delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) across a range of devices—laptops, desktops, thin clients, tablets, and smart phones. It allows users to access any app, from any device, through a single URL. It also provides consolidation, helps reduce the footprint of remote access infrastructure, reduces cost and provides ease of management and a better end-user experience.
Leveraging your existing identity infrastructure to enable SSO for target applications, it also bridges multiple identity systems so you can accelerate and streamline new customer and partner relationships, mergers and acquisitions.
NetScaler Unified Gateway helps transition IT to hybrid Cloud and SaaS environments for secure remote access as it support nFactor authentication mechanisms and allows granular control over who is accessing the network; what is being accessed; and how and when it is accessed.
In conclusion, it ensure the secure remote access and reliable delivery of digital workspaces to any user, over any network.
Vikram Singh is the Server Support Specialist at Triella, a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. For additional articles, please visit http://www.triella.com/whats-new/. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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