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Choose your #Citrix #NetScaler … wisely… – via @hlouwers

This is a question I get a lot and I must say that Henny Louwers did answer it well in this blog post!

I spend a lot of my time breaking down the different models of Citrix NetScaler appliances and different Software Editions within the Citrix NetScaler portfolio.

I decided to set up a blog about this since the path is usually pretty much (lengthy but) the same. This does not mean the answer is always easy because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.

The first thing I would like to get off my chest is the following: Stop seeing/selling the Citrix NetScaler as a replacement for Secure Gateway. It is so much more than that. I often have discussions with various engineers and consultants telling me that Citrix NetScaler is so expensive for a Remote Access solution because Secure Gateway always used to be free. No offense but a Citrix NetScaler solution belongs to the networking department, not the Citrix XenApp sys admin department. Or maybe limited.

That leads me to the first difficult thing of a Citrix NetScaler project. The adoption of the Citrix NetScaler appliances to the networking guys of an organization. They need to embrace the solution to make this a success. For some reason they too see it as a ‘’Citrix’’ solution. For that reason one of the most important meetings to setup is usually with the networking guys to try to explain the L3-L7 functionality of the Citrix NetScaler solution. When they realize it competes with F5, Juniper, Cisco, etc then we are on the right track.

NetScaler Gateway or NetScaler Standard Edition

Usually the first question of a customer is regarding something simple like replacing the Remote Access solution. Since the NetScaler is going to be the main platform for publishing Citrix publications a NetScaler Gateway can be considered as a valid option. This is when I tell a customer it would be wise to spend a little extra on the NetScaler Standard Edition since this would leverage the solution be having full load balancing capabilities (among others). When you compare prices between the NetScaler Gateway and NetScaler Standard Edition you will see that the Standard Edition will be somewhat more expensive but I for one think that it is worth the difference given the feature set that come with the Standard Edition. Of course the NetScaler Gateway can always be upgraded to a NetScaler Standard Edition (or higher) if you will.

Another feature of Citrix NetScaler Standard Edition is the ability to run Citrix Web Interface on the appliance. Honestly, I do think is not really that important anymore….

Continue reading here

//Richard

Vulnerability in #Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition 5.0 – #AG

March 6, 2013 1 comment

Vulnerability in Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition 5.0 Could Result in Unauthorized Access to Network Resources

Document ID: CTX136623   /   Created On: Mar 5, 2013   /   Updated On: Mar 5, 2013

Average Rating: 1 (1 ratings)
Severity: Critical

Description of Problem

A vulnerability has been identified in Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition that could allow an unauthenticated user to gain access to network resources.

This vulnerability has been assigned the following CVE number:

• CVE-2013-2263

This vulnerability affects all 5.0.x versions of the Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition appliance firmware earlier than 5.0.4.223524.

Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition versions 4.5.x and 4.6.x are not affected by this vulnerability.

What Customers Should Do

A patch for version 5.0.4 of the Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition firmware has been released to address this vulnerability. Citrix strongly recommends that all customers using affected versions of Citrix Access Gateway Standard Edition apply this patch to their appliances as soon as possible.

This patch can be found at the following location under the Appliance Firmware section (you will need to login with your MyCitrix ID):

http://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-access-gateway/product-software/access-gateway-504.html

Acknowledgements

Citrix thanks Ben Williams, David Middlehurst and James Eaton-Lee of NCCGroup (http://www.nccgroup.com) for working with us to protect Citrix customers.

What Citrix Is Doing

Citrix is notifying customers and channel partners…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

Why only Platinum version of NetScaler SDX VPX Package? – #NetScaler #SDX #Citrix

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Why does Citrix only sell Platinum versions in bundles of 5 for the SDX platform? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to purchase for instance Enterprise or Standard for the VPX’s you want to setup for capabilities provided by the Enterprise version of NetScaler?

NetScaler_SDX_Platinum_Only

 

I’d like to buy that instead… what about you guys? Or does this model exist?

Citrix NetScaler DataSheet

//Richard

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