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Citrix: Security Lessons from the Field

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Security: it’s a topic that’s been in the news more than most IT professionals would care for. A string of highly public security breaches and technology hacks has many of our customers asking: How do I secure my Citrix environment and prevent a similar security incident?
Many enterprises are now re-focusing on security as a top priority after a period of concentrating on user experience and system capabilities. This means Citrix teams are now being tasked with protecting systems that may not have been designed with security in mind.

No worries, Citrix Consulting is here to help. Here are just a few of our top leading practices when it comes to securing your Citrix environment.

Authentication. Authentication is one of the most common attack vectors for any IT system, yet many enterprises don’t go beyond implementing basic password complexity requirements. Some simple NetScaler and StoreFront configurations can ensure that additional security considerations are addressed. One is to make sure NetScaler Gateway and AAA service logon limits, failed logon timeouts, and HTTP Rate Limiting are properly set. This takes only a small effort to configure, and can prevent one of the most basic authentication attacks, Brute Force. NetScaler MAS can also easily display these attempts for further analysis and auditing.

Read the entire article here, Security Lessons from the Field

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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