Identity and access

Gain the controls needed to ensure the right levels of authentication and authorization

Citrix enterprise security solutions have built-in identity and access capabilities so you can control access to your apps, data, and network beyond just credentials.

Managing user access calls for a balanced approach that’s convenient for users and more secure than a simple user name and password combination.

Bolster your security with multifactor authentication

Because passwords are so vulnerable, requiring people to use at least two forms of authentication—like a password and token—to access apps and desktops is essential for effective security. This multifactor authentication process makes it significantly harder for an attacker to impersonate a user, even if the primary password has been exposed.

XenApp and XenDesktop and NetScaler Unified Gateway support multifactor authentication and activity logging for compliance support.

Create a seamless sign-in experience

With NetScaler Unified Gateway, there are several things you can do to simplify the sign-in experience for your users while encouraging the use of strong passwords.

  • Federation of identity: Centrally manage access to third-party cloud services, like Microsoft Office 365, as easily as in-house resources. Bind access to your user directory and eliminate the need for separate sign-in credentials.
  • Single sign-on (SSO): Enable single sign-on so people don’t have to re-enter their credentials into multiple systems. NetScaler Unified Gateway supports common SSO authentication mechanisms for traditional and web-based apps.

Provide the right level of authorization and access control

With XenApp and XenDesktop and NetScaler Unified Gateway, you can achieve more granular access control by setting policies to allow different levels of access based on who, what, when, where, and why someone is seeking access.

Authorizing users based on task or location is especially effective for remote workers and third parties. Because NetScaler Unified Gateway integrates with role-based access mechanisms like Active Directory, you can create predefined access control policies at the both group and user level.

Being able to also authorize access based on device allows you to quarantine or grant limited access for devices out of compliance.

Explore products

NetScaler Unified Gateway

  • Provides secure remote access to apps and desktops from any device
  • Delivers a better user experience, with single sign-on and one URL to access all apps
  • Provides a consolidated view into all network, authentication, and application issues, including virtual desktop delivery performance
  • Supports authentication mechanisms like RADIOUS, TACACS, NTLM, Diameter, and SAML 2.0 to allow for granular access control
  • Allows access based on the user, user role, device, and location through adaptive access control policies  

XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Securely deliver virtual apps and desktops centrally from the data center
  • Allow for strict access control policies, making it easier for IT to protect against remote desktop security risks and meet compliance standards
  • Simplify management with full activity logging, reporting, and auditing built in
  • Common Criteria certified to meet the highest security standards
  • FIPS 140-2 compliant, simplifying regulated compliance

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