URL Filtering Decision Flow


When we look at providing enhanced security to SaaS apps with the Citrix Access Control service, I focused on three aspects: SSO to SaaS and web apps Enhanced security for SaaS and web apps URL filtering within SaaS and web apps As we've seen with URL filtering, we can allow, deny or redirect specific websites… Continue reading URL Filtering Decision Flow

Workspace App


Your workspace contains your desktop, your apps and your data. Connecting to your workspace is through Workspace app. What if I'm on a traditional PC? You use Workspace app. What if I'm on a mobile device?  You use Workspace app. What if I'm on a public kiosk? You use Workspace app. To get a better… Continue reading Workspace App

URL Filtering within SaaS Apps


Most likely, you trust a SaaS app. The site is encrypted. It has a valid certificate. Everything is good. What about the content within the SaaS app? Do you trust that? Why wouldn't I trust my Salesforce data? The problem lies with any URLs within the data. How well do you trust those? Think about… Continue reading URL Filtering within SaaS Apps

Enhanced SaaS Security


A SaaS app exists in the cloud, which basically means the organization's IT and Security teams have no control over what users can capture, save, print and distribute. In the SaaS world, the approach is often "be on your best behavior". This is similar to all of the self-service check-out lines we now have at… Continue reading Enhanced SaaS Security

LoginVSI PowerShell – New-CitrixVSITest


Being able to automate a LoginVSI test saves a lot of time, but there is more to testing than just the LoginVSI portion. We must remember to get the environment prepared for a LoginVSI test. For a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop test, I always need to do the following: Prepare environment Remove the first VM… Continue reading LoginVSI PowerShell – New-CitrixVSITest

LoginVSI PowerShell – Invoke-VSITest


LoginVSI automates performance testing and I need to automate LoginVSI. By calling this one function, I can invoke a single LoginVSI test. At a high-level, the test does the following Prepare test These items simply get the environment ready for a LoginVSI test. It includes doing the following: Delete any old test files on the… Continue reading LoginVSI PowerShell – Invoke-VSITest

Cloud Connector – VDA to Gateway Service


Note: This has not been rolled out yet. Cloud connector traffic flows are changing for the XenApp and XenDesktop service. First, there are multiple deployment scenarios when using the XenApp and XenDesktop service within Citrix cloud: Full: the Gateway Service and Workspace are hosted within Citrix Cloud Partial: Workspace is hosted within Citrix Cloud while… Continue reading Cloud Connector – VDA to Gateway Service

XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell – VM Operations


Here’s a few XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell functions that I find useful when automating certain tasks Start VM Stop VM Wait for VM to power off Wait for VM to register with delivery controller Get hypervisor host for VM For each of these functions, I assume the script is executing from a delivery controller.  If… Continue reading XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell – VM Operations