What’s new in 4.9 LTSR
Important updates about Citrix Receiver
Citrix Cloud TLS Version Deprecation
To improve the security of connections to Citrix Cloud, Citrix will block any communication over Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 as of March 15, 2019. However, this deprecation does not affect users of customers on the Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.9 LTSR track. For more information, see Deprecation of TLS versions.
Cumulative Update 8 now available
Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) for Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.9 LTSR was released on August 30, 2019. Built on top of Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.9, CU8 continues to add stability and ease of use to this LTSR. It also contains 13 fixes from CU7, ten fixes from CU6, more than a dozen fixes each from CU5 and CU4, 20 fixes from CU3, 18 fixes from CU2, and more than 15 fixes from CU1. CU8 is available for download from the Citrix download page.
Reduced size of the installer
With this release, the size of the Citrix Receiver for Windows installer is reduced to 39.9MB. This constitutes a 15% reduction in size from earlier releases.
New external beacon for StoreFront account
On a StoreFront account, ping.citrix.com is used as a replacement for the www.citrix.com external beacon.
Starting with Citrix Receiver for Windows Version 4.9, no user-configurable changes are required.
If you are using an earlier version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, Citrix recommends that you replace the www.citrix.com external beacon with ping.citrix.com.
For more information about the external beacon, see Knowledge Center article CTX218708.
For information about configuring the external beacon on StoreFront, see Configure beacon points.
Ignore if the StoreFront account is not configured with www.citrix.com as the external beacon.