The Solutions Lab recently produced a document that provides single server scalability data regarding the running of XenApp and XenDesktop within a Federal environment.  

This environment was built out using Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) guidelines provided by Citrix Security, as it pertains to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliancy and other essential components such as McAfee HBSS.

Test scenarios were designed to use various combinations of configurations and encryption types. Data collected during these scenarios shows the impact of a public sector normal configuration as it compares to the commercial base.

They were as follows:

  • Baseline
  • Common Criteria with HBSS
  • SecureICA
  • FIPS Internal (TLS + AES)
  • NetScaler FIPS Out + Basic In
  • NetScaler FIPS Out + FIPS In

The measurements and interpretation of the data gathered during this process and the explanation of the different scenarios and configurations used are fully documented in the Citrix XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6 Public Sector Lockdown Design Guide.