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Citrix Workspace Environment Management – Application Security Preview

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The 8th of September marked the anniversary of Citrix purchasing Norskale – now Workspace Environment Management (WEM) – and to celebrate I wanted to share a preview of our new Application Security feature.

For now, many of you will know WEM as a toolset to improve the performance of your XenApp servers and the configuration of the User Environment. This is about to change, as we’ve been busy behind the scenes, and I’m pleased to announce the launch of the public preview of WEM Application Security. Before we get into some of the details I want to share a story from my early IT career with you.

In May 2000 I found myself working at my first multinational company based out of London, in a time before 3G Data networks and the closest thing to a smartphone was the rather large Nokia Communicator or a Palm Pilot. The only source of news came from the TV, Radio or the daily papers. No surprise then that we hadn’t heard about the problems heading our way from the Philippines.

One of the Desktop Publishing (DTP) team had received an email from a trusted contact and opened the attachment, which looked just like a normal word document with a suitably tempting title to pique his interest. Being a member of the DTP team, our victim had direct read/write access to the network share, containing all of the firms accumulated JPEG files. The ILOVEYOU worm proceeded to destroy many thousands of these accumulated images.

Read the entire article here, Workspace Environment Management – Application Security Preview

Via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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