With ever-rising cyber security threats, public sector organizations are increasingly turning to Citrix XenClient XT to protect mission-critical data.  XenClient XT is an advanced client virtualization solution built on a security-enhanced Type-1 hypervisor that delivers high levels of isolation and protection for their computing environments. Since 2010, Citrix and Intel have been working closely with US public sector organizations to protect critical assets and reduce cross-domain solution costs.  As many organizations interested in XenClient XT want to be able to download and evaluate it in their own environments, we are excited to announce the ability to try XenClient XT through a free 90-day trial!

We are also pleased to announce the general availability of XenClient XT 3.1! The latest release continues to build upon the Ivy Bridge hardware support, developer extensibility, and centralized management capabilities introduced in the previous XenClient XT release by delivering the high levels of security, isolation, performance, and auditability that public sector organizations need. You can download and try out XT 3.1 through the free trial. XenClient XT runs on selected Intel vPro desktop and laptop COTS hardware from Dell, HP and Lenovo. See the entire XT hardware compatibility list (HCL) here.

What’s New in XenClient XT 3.1?

The XT 3.1 release includes broader hardware and platform compatibility, new developer extensibility, and improved centralized management. The latest version of XenClient XT includes:

Expanded device support with a broader HCL with new devices such as:

  • HP Folio 9470m Ultrabook
  • AMD FirePro V5900 GPU graphics card
  • AMD FirePro V7900 GPU graphics card
  • Lenovo Tiny M92p (Intel) wireless adapter

Support for new guest VMs and improved capabilities in existing guest platforms

  • Support for Ubuntu 12.10
  • Support for Windows 8 (single-touch only)
  • Enhanced Linux support with an in-guest VM switcher bar and improved support for USB devices in Linux VMs

Improvements to the Software Development Kit (SDK) for service VMs including

  • Support for memory introspection of VMs for malware detection and forensics
  • Access to Service VM APIs from Windows VMs
  • New APIs for display composition to enable “single pane of glass” view of isolated VMs with different risk and asset values

Additional centralized management capabilities in the Synchronizer such as

  • Deployment and configuration of  Service VMs in the Synchronizer
  • Delivery and booting of VMs from ISO images
  • Policies to prevent users from changing VM properties
  • Policies to manage VM disks (read-only VM disks and non-persistent VM disks)

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