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Deploying in the Secure Network

You can install Citrix Gateway in the secure network. In this scenario, one firewall stands between the Internet and the secure network. Citrix Gateway resides inside the firewall to control access to the network resources.

Figure 1. Citrix Gateway deployed in the secure network

Deploy Citrix Gateway in Secure Network

When you deploy Citrix Gateway in the secure network, connect one interface on Citrix Gateway to the Internet and the other interface to servers running in the secure network. Putting Citrix Gateway in the secure network provides access for local and remote users. Because this configuration only has one firewall, however, makes the deployment less secure for users connecting from a remote location. Although Citrix Gateway intercepts traffic from the Internet, the traffic enters the secure network before users are authenticated. When Citrix Gateway is deployed in a DMZ, users are authenticated before network traffic reaches the secure network.

When Citrix Gateway is deployed in the secure network, Citrix Gateway Plug-in connections must traverse the firewall to connect to Citrix Gateway. By default, user connections use the SSL protocol on port 443 to establish this connection. To support this connectivity, you must open port 443 on the firewall.

Deploying in the Secure Network

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