Citrix Access Gateway is a secure application access solution that provides administrators granular application-level control while empowering users with remote access from anywhere. It gives IT administrators a single point to manage access control and limit actions within sessions based on both user identity and the endpoint device, providing better application security, data protection, and compliance management.
Citrix Access Gateway offers industry-leading performance and scalability with appliance solutions that scale to more than 10,000 concurrent users per device. When deployed in conjunction with Citrix Branch Repeater, Access Gateway provides accelerated access to secure virtual desktops and applications for users. Access Gateway is available as both physical and virtual appliances, giving administrators greater flexibility and more deployment options to meet their secure application access requirements.
Access Gateway provides the best secure application access for Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops and applications. Using Access Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop:
Citrix Access Gateway SSL VPN appliances protect intellectual property while enabling users to work securely from anywhere.
The patent- pending SmartAccess technology of Access Gateway allows administrators to manage access control and set policies that define acceptable actions based on user identity and the configuration of the endpoint device. For example, a user may have full access (read, save, locally, print, etc.) to a set of files when utilizing her office PC-but may be restricted to read-only access in less secure remote access scenarios such as connecting through an unrecognized kiosk device. Similarly, if an employee tries to log into the corporate network via a home PC that does not have an active anti-virus update service, that employee may not be able to access certain mission-critical systems. With SmartAccess, administrators have the ultimate flexibilities to develop and implement corporate policies that enforce data and application security.
Access Gateway provides an unparalleled access for millions of users on a daily basis, and market-leading application security and access control for IT administrators. Access Gateway provides an excellent user experience. Single point of secure remote access and single sign-on capabilities minimize the number of authentication prompts and enable easy navigation to key resources including Windows® applications including those delivered via Citrix XenApp, desktops delivered by Citrix XenDesktop, e-mail, file shares, internal web applications, and more.
Flexible purchase and deployment options give you the flexibility you need to meet the secure application access requirements of your business. When you’re ready to deploy, intuitive management tools make Access Gateway fast, easy, and cost-effective rollout and manage on a day-to-day basis. For users, client software is easily distributed and automatically updated via web deployment without user intervention. With Access Gateway, IT can easily provide mobile and remote users with access from any location-–without the cost and complexity of installing, configuring, and updating client software on each device.