Citrix Ups SD-WAN Security Game
March 6, 2019
days of manually applying security policies across branch locations are
officially over. At least for customers of Citrix Systems. The company
touted next-generation capabilities within its SD-WAN solution that
enable enterprises to easily administer user-centric policies and
connect branch employees to applications in the cloud with greater
security and reliability.
“Today’s enterprise is more distributed than ever, requiring IT to
provide secure access to corporate systems and data across multiple
locations, networks and clouds,” said Chalan Aras, Vice President,
SD-WAN and Intelligent Traffic Management, Citrix. “In the past, this
meant manually applying security policies across branch locations. With
enhanced security features delivered as part of Citrix® SD-WAN,
companies can now easily extend user-centric policies to the branch and
connect employees to applications in the cloud with a few clicks.
Simplified Branch Networking
Citrix SD-WAN helps enterprises deliver a reliable, high-performance
workspace experience when accessing SaaS apps, cloud workloads, virtual
apps and desktops or traditional data center resources. With Citrix
SD-WAN, enterprises can:
- Simplify branch networking by
converging WAN edge capabilities, including built-in stateful
firewall, WAN Optimization and more.
- Define security zones to
apply different policies for different users.
- Provide integrated, single
sign-on, remote access and content inspection in a single solution.
- Easily on-board, manage and
- Confidently break out
internet traffic from branches to optimize WAN resources.
By integrating with a series of
third-party APIs, Citrix allows enterprises to take security to the next
- Synchronize location
information with the Citrix SD-WAN management plane.
- Establish IPsec tunnels
between branches and security enforcement points for traffic
inspection and threat prevention with high availability.
- Automatically apply controls
to protect users and applications whether they are connecting to
SaaS applications or services over the internet.
the API integration between Citrix SD-WAN and the Zscaler Cloud Security
Platform, enterprises can enable secure local breakouts for applications
and resources hosted on the Internet simplifying operations, lowering
cost and complexity and ultimately providing a fast and secure user
experience,” said Punit Minocha, Senior Vice President of business and
corporate development, Zscaler.
Zscaler is part of a robust global ecosystem of Citrix SD-WAN technology
partners helping large enterprises and SMBs alike securely transition to
the cloud and simplify branch networking and the first to enable
Citrix’s new integration capabilities.
“Companies today demand flexibility and choice in how they defend their
networks,” Aras said. “Our new API integrations are designed to provide
this and enable them to accelerate their cloud migrations in an
efficient and cost-effective way.”