Citrix Cloud provides NetScaler Gateway Service as an add-on to XenApp and XenDesktop Service, to provide a simple to configure, secure and a better connectivity experience to XenApp and XenDesktop Service. For enabling NetScaler Gateway Standard Service for XenApp and XenDesktop service, all it takes is 3 clicks. The gateway service is fully managed by Citrix, is delivered as SaaS, and as compared to an on-premises gateway, is much simpler to configure.
Watch our video on “How to configure” NetScaler Gateway Service for XenApp and XenDeskop Service:
How does NetScaler Gateway Service work?
NetScaler Gateway Service is a SaaS service from Citrix that provides basic ICA proxy to XenApp and XenDesktop Service.
A user accesses XenApp and XenDesktop service on Citrix Cloud. A user will be prompted for authentication on NetScaler Gateway Service. the user will be authenticated against on-premises Active Directory through the Citrix Connector component that is deployed on-premises, as well. After successful authentication, the user will be presented with the portal with Apps and Desktops published. When the user launches an app or a desktop from gateway portal, the ICA connection will be launched via the NetScaler Gateway Service and securely proxied to the VDI resources.
Below is a diagram that shows the architecture from a high level.
NetScaler Gateway Standard Service is now available in 12 Point of Presence (PoP) locations across the globe. 9 of these locations are on Azure, and 3 are on Amazon AWS. Below is the complete list of these locations:
Nine Point of Presence (PoP’s) in Azure
- Azure South Central US
- Azure West Europe
- Azure Australia East
- Azure East US
- Azure West US
- Azure North Europe
- Azure Japan East
- Azure Brazil South
- Azure Southeast Asia (Singapore)
Three PoP’s in Amazon
Should I use on-premises Unified Gateway or NetScaler Gateway Service?
Below is a table that will provide information on the best solution for you:
How can I sign up for NetScaler Gateway Service?
You can sign up for NetScaler Gateway Service when you enroll for XenApp and XenDesktop Service here. There is a 30-day free trial for both the services.
To find out more about NetScaler Gateway Service, please visit us at www.citrix.com/cloud