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Citrix Launches Service Broker for Cloud

Cloud and virtualization provider Citrix Systems has introduced CloudGateway, a unified cloud services broker designed to aggregate and deliver Windows, web, SaaS and mobile apps to any user on any device.

Citrix’s CloudGateway line offers enterprise users self-service access to all of their business apps and provides IT managers with control over apps and data from public cloud environments. The openness of the platform is designed to accommodate the ever-broadening array of mobile devices and categories of cloud apps that enter the enterprise environment—and to prevent IT managers from losing control over those environments and putting enterprise data at risk.

Citrix CloudGateway aims to address that by providing self-service access to all apps and data from any device anywhere via the Citrix Receiver universal software client. Receiver provides follow-me apps and follow-me-data experience using one login from any device, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Customers can control and protect their enterprise apps and data with scenario-based controls, such as identity provisioning for authorized users, automatic account de-provisioning for terminated employees and remote wipe for data and apps stored on lost devices. CloudGateway also offers a unified dashboard for SLA monitoring and license reporting.

CloudGateway will be available for tech preview this month and will be generally available in the next three months. It will be available both as a per-seat paid CloudGateway Enterprise edition and as a CloudGateway Express edition—free of charge to customers currently using XenDesktop or XenApp.


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