How to Simplify Digital Workspace Security

By Kevin Bacon, Ana Ruiz (Citrix), John Williamson

June 23, 2021 | min

Welcome to the fourth part of our “Seven Ways to Simplify Your Digital Workspace Deployment” blog series. In the previous post, we talked about how to simplify your digital workspace solution’s virtualization and file services. We also talked about how Nutanix can eliminate the need for a SAN and how the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service enables you to provide virtual apps and desktops with a flexible architecture that is always up to date. In this installment, we explore how to provide secure remote access to your end users—another key component to architecting a full workspace solution.

Citrix Gateway service provides secure remote access with a broad set of identity and access management options. When deploying Citrix Gateway on-premises, administrators are responsible for implementing and maintaining multiple sites, public IP addresses, network devices, and firewall rules. Citrix Gateway service hosted within Citrix Cloud removes the management overload while providing additional benefits.

With Citrix Gateway service, Citrix administers and implements the network appliances, so they always have the latest features and security patches. This also accelerates onboarding, allowing you to scale easily as you grow. Additionally, Citrix Gateway service operates in multiple PoPs around the world, which ensures high availability without administrators having to deploy additional hardware. Learn more about Citrix Gateway service.

With so many employees working remotely, security must be top of mind. So how do you provide end-users with the flexibility they need to be productive, while still securing your intellectual property? Citrix Secure Workspace Access service allows administrators to provide a complete experience. This includes giving end users single-sign-on, remote access, as well as content inspection. It allows administrators to publish SaaS applications with enhanced security policies, such as watermarking or restricted clipboard capabilities.

Last but not least, because end users use web browsers to be productive, they are vulnerable to browser-based attacks. The Citrix Secure Browser service isolates web browsing to protect the corporate network from these attacks. Deploying web browsers that are completely isolated and off the corporate network helps protect intellectual property, while providing end users with the tools they need.

All in all, Citrix Cloud services, including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service, Citrix Secure Browser service, and Citrix Gateway service, remove the complexity of managing your virtual workspaces, while giving you the tools you need to provide your end users with secure remote access. Now more than ever it is crucial to have a flexible solution that allows your users to work from anywhere!

Read the previous installment, How to Simplify Digital Workspace Solution Virtualization and File Services.

Read the next series installment, How to Simplify Reporting, Analysis, and Issue Remediation.

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