Transition to hybrid cloud and SaaS with Citrix Gateway
Implementing a traditional SSL VPN solution or an IDaaS (IDaaS) solution will not provide single sign-on (SSO) to all applications and data. While an SSL VPN will provide network access and SSO to applications in a datacenter, an IDaaS solution will just provide SSO to applications in the cloud or delivered as SaaS.
Due to lack in functionality of SSL VPN solutions to provide SSO, traffic monitoring, and access security to SaaS applications, customers deployed IDaaS as a separate solution from an existing SSL VPN–based solution.
In addition to SaaS applications, many enterprise customers have deployed an MDM solution, and a VDI solution from one or multiple vendors. These solutions each require an additional gateway since most vendors do not provide a single access point supporting both VDI and MDM solutions.
As a result, many enterprise customers have up to 5 gateways deployed in their datacenter—all from different vendors. This redundancy, over the years, has caused datacenters to be complex and has inhibited customers from moving to cloud or highly-agile datacenter networks.
Citrix Gateway provides users with one access point and SSO to business applications and data deployed in a datacenter, the cloud, or delivered as SaaS across a range of devices—laptops, desktops, thin clients, tablets, and smart phones. It provides consolidation; helps reduce the footprint of remote access infrastructure; reduces cost; and provides ease of management and a better end-user experience. Citrix Gateway helps transition IT to hybrid cloud and SaaS environments.