App security

Protect enterprise, mobile, and web apps from security threats

App security is one of the core capabilities of Citrix security solutions. With the increased use of mobile devices and BYOD, employees are now accessing business applications and data from their own devices both within and outside your corporate network.

On mobile devices, natively installed apps are often exposed to attacks and data leakage when sensitive data is shared on consumer cloud storage, social networks, or between apps.

Web applications are also prey to attacks because they’re often above the controls provided by network firewalls and IDS/IPS.

Protect apps with centralized virtualization security

App virtualization gives you a better way to manage risk by storing and delivering your apps from a central data center or the cloud. Not only does this simplify management for IT, but the architecture is inherently secure because there’s no actual transfer of data.

Centralizing your IT resources in the data center or cloud with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops gives you full control of your app security. Perform operating system patches, hotfixes, and configuration updates on one master image—speeding up testing and rollout. And endpoint-device-based attacks, like memory or RAM scraping, are no longer a threat. Harden and lock down browsers at the endpoint.

Manage mobile apps to prevent data loss

Secure your business assets while supporting the use of personal smartphones and tablets with Citrix Endpoint Management. IT can centrally manage and control business apps and data on personal devices using containerization, a form of segmentation at the device level.

Citrix Endpoint Management provides dedicated micro-VPN tunnels for native mobile apps, plus encrypted sessions to make sure resources on the corporate network aren’t exposed to traffic from personal apps infected with malware.

Native mobile productivity apps—like email, calendar, contacts, and note-taking apps—often don’t meet business security needs. Citrix Endpoint Management offers a suite of sandboxed productivity apps that IT can remotely manage, lock, and wipe as needed without affecting personal data or apps on the device. As a preventative measure, Citrix Endpoint Management detects and blocks jail-broken devices before they can be enrolled.

Secure web apps against known and zero-day attacks

Web apps are rich targets for hackers because they’re directly connected to databases full of sensitive customer and business information. Because hackers often plan such attacks for a specific target, network firewalls and intrusion protection systems can’t always detect them. This leaves web apps exposed to application-layer attacks including known and zero-day exploits.

Citrix Web App Firewall closes this gap by delivering centralized, application-layer security for web apps and services. The web application firewall (WAF) coupled with Citrix ADC provides application-layer and DDoS attack protection without degrading throughput or application response times. Independent 3rd party testing by NSS Labs based on security, quality, and performance shows Citrix ADC as the leading vendor with the best price to application security efficacy ratio in the WAF market today.

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