Like chocolate covered strawberries, what a nice treat after Valentine’s day and President’s day to let the world know the value of Citrix NetScaler and XenMobile Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.

Just for quick preview, Citrix XenMobile MDM lets companies provide extra security around employees’ iPhones, iPads, Android devices and other personal devices so employees can use them safely for work and access business applications from any place.  What is unique about XenMobile MDM is that it goes beyond basic device security and compliance to provide complete protection for your mobile applications, network and data, and ensure end-to-end security and compliance.  Before enrollment, each device is checked for compliance check and blocked if it is unmanaged, jailbroken or rooted, or doesn’t adhere to IT admins’ blacklist or whitelist policy. What’s really cool about this is that asset or configuration management database integration helps you maintain integrity in reporting on corporate-liable versus individually-liable devices, and users are disallowed from self-reporting device ownership.  To maintain strict security, XenMobile MDM tracks spurious activity, such as a hacker trying to break into the phone. By separating employees’ personal files from corporate information, XenMobile MDM eliminates the need for employees to give their employers full access to personal material. When an employee leaves the company or loses a personal device, IT can remotely wipe the data on the device.

By deploying the security capabilities of XenMobile MDM on top of Citrix NetScaler network, connection and application security features, IT can optimally support the needs of mobile users. NetScaler provides many essential features to aid network performance, security and session management.

Together, the XenMobile MDM and NetScaler provide the ability to scale, ensure high availability for apps and maintain security while reducing mobility deployment and management costs.  Just to list a few of the many benefits, organizations benefit from:

·      End-to-end policy and management controls

·      A unified access approach to integrate disparate technologies, including MDM, to provide greater control of the entire infrastructure

·      Broad mobile OS support with full SSL VPN access for leading mobile OS and handset vendors, including Apple, Google and Microsoft.

·      A high-availability enterprise mobility solution for effective load distribution across multiple Citrix mobility components

·      Micro VPN support for @work Mail and Web to securely connect to the intranet

To elaborate in more details on the NetScaler features and the many more benefits with this solution, the following Delivering Enterprise Mobility with Citrix NetScaler whitepaper will be posted soon.  So, stay tune for the main course!