Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems

Integrating system protection, vulnerability management, and centralized security management into virtual desktop environments

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Overview

Citrix provides a comprehensive portfolio of technologies and solutions that help transform IT into an on-demand service by centralizing the management and delivery of applications and desktops, and integrating network optimization with application, desktop, and server virtualization. With Citrix, users work efficiently and productively, regardless of location.

Citrix and McAfee collaborate to provide business continuity and regulatory compliance solutions with software for securing data and applications via centralized IT management. McAfee and Citrix are also committed to optimizing security for Citrix desktop virtualization users.

Through McAfee’s participation in the Citrix Ready program, customers can be confident that McAfee’s system security and vulnerability management products have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for users and virtual data centers for IT. More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries.

Global Technology Solutions

Citrix and McAfee are committed to making virtual desktop security simpler and more scalable for large enterprise deployments. The collaboration between the two leaders in security and virtualization will enable Citrix XenDesktop 5 customers to extend management of desktop security to virtual environments using the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform.

McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE AV)
As part of this commitment, McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus offers a security solution for VDI-based virtual desktops that centralize all virus scanning and virus signature file updates, off-loading the processing intensive actions from the individual VMs.

Hardware-Enhanced Security for Nested VMs
Intel and McAfee are collaborating to take advantage of underlying hardware capabilities of 4th Generation Intel vPro Processors (Haswell) to improve the performance and security of nested Virtual Machine Monitors (Guest VMs), or VMMs. Using Intel VM Control Structure (VMCS) Shadowing, organizations can use Citrix XenClient to realize the benefits of centralizing applications while taking advantage of McAfee Deep Defender to protect against stealthy malware that can infect the device.

Citrix Ready Program
Citrix Ready is an end-to-end technology partner program that showcases and recommends third-party products, solutions, and services demonstrating compatibility with Citrix. It allows users to quickly and easily find solutions recommended by Citrix that are trusted to enhance offerings. McAfee participates in the Citrix Ready program to ensure that McAfee’s system security and vulnerability management products can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. The following McAfee products have been validated under the Citrix Ready program:

  • McAfee Agent
  • McAfee Application Control
  • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO)
  • McAfee Host Intrusion Protection Solution 8.0
  • McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE AV)
  • McAfee Policy Auditor 5.0
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • McAfee Vulnerability Manager
  • McAfee VirusScan and AntiSpyware Enterprise