The need for strong identity and access management (IAM) is essential to the secured operation of complex web properties and services. Integration of multi-factor authentication, single sign on (SSO) and strong access governance are an absolute requirement for operating in today’s compliance and threat environment..

All too often – in the haste to get an application online or updated – security is lost to convenience. Reality has proven that the best intentions are often bypassed unless security is deeply integrated and automated. Well-meaning application administrators need help from a security platform that automates the enforcement of access policies to protect across all critical applications, services, administrators, users and usage.

Citrix and CA Technologies share a common vision for a streamlined approach to setting policies for secure access, authentication, and authorization.  See the announcement: Citrix and CA Technologies Sign Agreement to Integrate NetScaler and SiteMinder

CA SiteMinder is a world-class web access management system providing SSO, federation and access management to very large web properties scaling to millions of users. CA SiteMinder Proxy server allows administrators to layer web access management easily in front of very large web farms. Combining the industry-leading SiteMinder IAM services with the multitenant NetScaler SDX platform, dynamic applications and workloads have a rich suite of authentication services instantly available, allowing rapid, secure deployment of the SiteMinder secure proxy server, reducing TCO, and providing flexibility for fast and easy creation and management of SiteMinder deployments.

In addition to all the compelling management benefits, streamlined and simple user access brings the greatest benefit of all – access security that is always there to protect sensitive information.