Access Control for StoreFront – Demo


I recently talked about how you can add SaaS and web applications to an on-premises StoreFront deployment.  The integration goes beyond simply publishing links to the SaaS and web apps.  The integration utilizes the Citrix Access Control service, providing SSO to SaaS No more passwords. No more access after employees have left the company. Enhanced security for SaaS apps No more printing, downloading, copying data locally URL filtering within SaaS apps No more blind faith that my users understand security implications of selecting a link The following demonstrates the user and admin experience for enabling this functionality. Continue reading Access Control for StoreFront – Demo

Access Control


Things I’ve heard (Unfortunately, these are true) I have a hundred or more passwords (I think most of us are in that boat) I still have access to my former employer’s web apps even though I left over a year ago. Let me show you. (Wow, but I’ve seen similar things) I hear layoffs are coming, I’m downloading as much as I can, just in case (please don’t tell me that) Everything in my SaaS app is safe for me to access (speechless) There are ways to fix these problems with our growing, distributed end user computing environment: SSO to … Continue reading Access Control

Set Virtual Desktop Idle Timeouts Correctly


One of the major advantages of virtualizing the desktop is security. Organizations are better able to keep data internal as opposed to letting it sit on endpoint devices located anywhere in the world. But security doesn’t stop there. I recently observed an interesting situation that we all need to be aware of to avoid. Imagine this scenario… A user walks away and doesn’t lock their end point. After 10 minutes their virtual desktop is locked automatically. However, around the 20 minute mark, I walk by, see an unlocked endpoint and start looking around. No data on the endpoint. But I … Continue reading Set Virtual Desktop Idle Timeouts Correctly

Clash of the Titans: Users, iPads and IT


The iPad was released, and people were happy. People brought the iPad to work, and users were excited. Users connected the iPad to the corporate environment and IT got scared. If you went to the Apple store and did a demo of the iPad, you might have noticed the installed Citrix Receiver (honestly, did anyone actually demo these things before buying? I bet most of us just bought it without playing around with it). But, let’s say you did demo and you selected the Receiver, what would you have seen? Windows Applications. Yes, Windows Applications on the iPad.  I admit, … Continue reading Clash of the Titans: Users, iPads and IT