One URL helps consolidate remote access infrastructure
Citrix Gateway provides one URL and consolidates remote access infrastructure. It provides remote access from any device to any application. For IT, this helps improve efficiency and reduce cost of ownership. For end users, it provides one URL for accessing any application from any location and improves the user experience. Users can now access any application, using any device type, from any location.
Given the spread of enterprise datacenters or customers across multiple geographies, you may want to present different content to different users. For example, you may want to allow users from an IP range of a customer or partner to have access to a special web portal or to content relevant to users from a specific geographical area and in a specific language. You may also want to present content tailored to specific devices, such as smartphones. Content switching enables the Citrix ADC appliance to distribute client requests across multiple servers based on specific content that you wish to present to users.
This also allows users to experience clientless access to certain applications such as Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft OWA, and Microsoft Lync.
Contextual Access Control
Citrix Gateway allows IT administrators to define and enforce access control policies based on certain parameters like state of the end-user device, location of the user, and applications being accessed. IT administrators can prioritize policies to be enforced if a user is part of multiple groups and sub-domains.
Citrix Gateway provides a highly customizable portal that allows customers to brand it with their organization's look and feel. Customers can select logos, background colors, and EULA agreements as part of this customization.
Citrix Gateway allows auto-reconnect of a session if a user is moving between networks. This mostly happens if a user goes from a home network to work or vice versa. Citrix Gateway provides an “always connected” experience for end users.
Platforms supported for Citrix Gateway plugin
Citrix Gateway provides an SSL VPN client for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms. It also provides access to applications without installing a client on an end-user device (such as clientless mode through a browser).
Support for MDM/MAM solutions
Citrix Gateway supports Citrix Endpoint Management and provides a full device level VPN and a per app VPN (MicroVPN) for MDM/MAM deployments.
Citrix Gateway also supports Microsoft Intune and provides conditional access, nFactor Authentication, and full device-level VPN for accessing on-premises applications. For more information, please read our solution brief.
Citrix Gateway offers IPv6 support for common industry platforms.