Citrix and Intel have had a long history of successful mutual joint collaboration. Many of Citrix products take full and direct advantage of Intel’s hardware-assisted technologies. To name a few:

  • Citrix® Xen Project™ open source hypervisors has entertained long time supported from Intel with Intel being an active member of its steering committee. Xen has become the virtualization platform of choices for large publics cloud vendors like RackSpace® and Amazon®.
  • Citrix XenServer™ Enterprise virtualization solution which is based on Xen open source hypervisor takes full advantage of the scalability and hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities of Intel Xeon family of processors.
  • Citrix® XenClient™ family of products take advantage of Intel® hardware-assisted virtualization technology for memory, CPU, GPU and I/O to provide centralized management and secure isolated containers for running enterprises applications and desktops.

Citrix has published many blogs and papers recently demonstrating our strong joint collaboration with Intel:

We’re glad to announce a new area of joint collaboration between Citrix and Intel bringing the combined value of Intel’s Hardware-assisted security, Intel Security software solutions along with Citrix Innovative XenMobile solution for Enterprise Mobility Management together into market targeting Intel’s based Android Devices.

XenMobile allows IT to easily meet mobile device security and compliance requirements for BYO and corporate liable devices while giving users the freedom to experience work and life their way. Citrix XenMobile provides the quickest path to productivity for mobile users with the lowest cost of ownership:

  • Access secure mobile, Windows desktop, SaaS and web apps from a unified corporate app store.
  • Deliver productivity apps including native-like email and browser that both users and IT love.
  • Secure enterprise apps with a single line of code or wrap apps post development without adding any code.

Intel® Device Protection Technology™ (DPT) comes with security and manageability extensions to the Android environment augmenting the combined value of:

  • Software containers for isolating and combining applications together.
  • Policy based data access and leakage prevention.
  • Proactive malware protection against malicious applications and web domains.

Together, Intel DPT with XenMobile will protect Intel Android based mobile devices, applications and data. Enabling mobile employees to access corporate assets securely. They further accelerate the adoption of Android-based devices across organizations. Intel-based devices with Intel DPT running Android OS have enhanced layers of security built in. XenMobile will fully leverage the manageability extensions for Android offered by Intel DPT. In doing so, XenMobile will provide IT with full administrative visibility and control, including access to enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities, like application management; device configuration, inventory, and remote management; and communications and network configuration, among others.

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Ahmed Sallam,

VP and CTO, Hardware, Security, Emerging Solutions and IP

About the author:

Ahmed Sallam is a Citrix cross-functional VP and CTO leading technology and solutions strategy in new emerging era of smart devices, IoT, IoE, system virtualization, server physicalization and security. His focus is on new emerging end-to-end solutions ranging from devices to networks to clouds across Citrix lines of products. Ahmed drives Intellectual Property growth opportunities and monetization strategy fro Citrix as well. He works closely with software and hardware ecosystem partners integrating into Citrix open platforms. He served as CTO and VP of Product Strategy for Client Virtualization. Ahmed is a renowned expert across the industry well known for pioneering new models in computer system virtualization-based security and management delivering flexible, well-managed and secure computer experience with high safety assurances. Ahmed holds 27 issued patents and has more than 40 published and pending patent applications.

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