Securing XenDesktop® with NetScaler Gateway

In this chapter, we will talk about all the ways to configure security around XenDesktop components. The most important security component is NetScaler Gateway, as it provides a completely secure frontend to the XenDesktop Site. If you can only do one thing to secure XenDesktop, make it NetScaler Gateway.

Citrix acquired a company called NetScaler, and the name hasn't changed since. NetScaler is a very powerful frontend device, and it is covered in more detail in Chapter 10, Application Delivery. No other application Delivery Controller works as well as NetScaler as it is engineered to work very closely with XenDesktop. NetScaler provides a special functionality for the ICA/HDX protocol.


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