Citrix is introducing a new solution for controlling access to corporate email, calendar and contacts from mobile devices – the XenMobile NetScaler Connector (XNC). XNC allows customers to send a list of compliant devices from the XenMobile Device Manager to NetScaler, which in turn controls which mobile devices are allowed to synch with the corporate Exchange server.
XenMobile MDM provides complete protection for your mobile applications, network, and data, and ensures end-to-end security and compliance, NetScaler optimizes, secures, and controls the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services. Together, these two products provide the ability to scale, ensure high availability for apps, and maintain security while reducing mobility deployment and management costs.
The XenMobile NetScaler Connector (XNC) provides a device level authorization service of ActiveSync clients to NetScaler acting as a reverse proxy for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. Authorization is controlled by a combination of policies defined within the XenMobile Device Manager and by rules defined locally by XNC.
XenMobile Device Manager provides whitelisting (approved) and blacklisting (forbidden) of devices based on compliance with high-level policies such as detection of jailbroken devices or detection of specific apps. The XNC local rules are typically are used to augment the XDM rules in cases where specific overrides are required; for example to block all devices using a specific operating system version.
NetScaler delivers an extensive portfolio of essential datacenter security capabilities that are significant for mobile users, their apps and data. NetScaler provides critically important application security, network/infrastructure security, and identity and access management, which when combined with XenMobile MDM delivers a tightly coupled solution that enables IT to support the security needs of mobile users and the enterprise.
XenMobile NetScaler Connector 8.5 provides the following capabilities:
Provides system requirements for XenMobile NetScaler Connector and for the XenMobile NetScaler Connector Console.
Provides deployment information for XenMobile NetScaler Connector.
Provides information about how to install XenMobile NetScaler Connector on either its own server or on the same server as Device Manager.
Provides information on choosing a security model for your organization, creating block or allow policies, setting static or dynamic filters, and connecting to Device Manager. This section also provides information about enabling and understanding email attachment encryption.
Provides information about enabling XenMobile NetScaler Connector logging.
The key features of XenMobile NetScaler Connector are: