Citrix Password Manager Receives EAL2 Common Criteria Certification
Single Sign-on Solution Strengthens Citrix’s Commitment to Secure IT Requirements for Government
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 8/8/2007 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced that Citrix Password Manager™, a feature of Citrix Presentation Server™ Version 4.5, Platinum Edition, has obtained Common Criteria Certification Evaluation Assurance Level 2 from the Certification Body of the United Kingdom Information Technology Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme. Common Criteria, which is accepted by the International Standards Organization (ISO 15408), provides a comprehensive, rigorous method for specifying security function and assurance requirements for products and systems sold to the U.S. government.
The Common Criteria certification ensures that the Citrix single sign-on solution for accessing password-protected Windows®, Web and host-based applications meets strict government requirements for features such as security functionality and the handling of vulnerabilities. Users authenticate once to the network and the Password Manager feature in Citrix Presentation Server automates logons, password changes and password policy enforcement, making connecting to applications easier, faster and more secure.
The issue of single sign-on solutions is an important one for the federal government. In 2005, the General Services Administration (GSA) established the E-Authorization Federation to facilitate a common infrastructure for electronic authentication. Citizens, businesses and government workers have recently begun using this infrastructure to gain access to E-Government applications and services, which is a key component of the Federal Enterprise Architecture per the President’s Management Agenda. Furthermore, this component provides the infrastructure for federal agencies to implement the policies and recommendations of OMB M–04–04 and NIST SP 800–63. The single sign-on functionality of Password Manager also allows government to implement the policies put forth by HSPD-12. This Homeland Security Presidential Directive calls for the creation of secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to workers and contractors that enhance security, increase government efficiency, reduce identity fraud and protect personal privacy.
According to Tom Simmons, Area Vice President for Citrix Federal, government IT managers are looking for a certified and secure “one password, one path” approach to application and data delivery in alignment with the E-Authorization policy and HSPD-12. Citrix Password Manager provides just that.
“We fully recognize and support the government’s dedication to secure information sharing among and across agencies,” says Simmons. “With our new Common Criteria certification, Password Manager is distinguished as a proven and vital component in controlling access to that information from multiple locations and across networks.”
The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) independently evaluated Citrix Password Manager to certify that it met the government’s required IT security features.
About Citrix Password Manager
Citrix Password Manager™ is the leader in enterprise single sign-on solutions, allowing efficient access to all password-protected applications with one log-on. Users authenticate once with a single password, and Password Manager automatically does the rest: logs onto password-protected enterprise resources, enforces password policies, monitors password-related events, and automates end-user tasks—even password changes. Password Manager also enables user self-service password reset and account refresh to greatly reduce help desk calls.
About Citrix Presentation Server
Citrix’s Presentation Server™ is a secure application delivery platform that virtualizes and streams applications to government and military workers who need access to critical information from any device, from any location, over any network. It enforces security policy controls at the individual, group, user role and/or device level through application access restrictions plus data access, storage and/or printing restraints. Strong and best-in-class application delivery security measures assure federal managers there will be no information exposure to the wrong people. Furthermore, Presentation Server supports the additional benefits of enhanced application fault tolerance and rapid disaster recovery based on centralized, yet virtual, operational architecture.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.
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