Citrix Systems said that is expanding its Workspace Security Program to include Zero Trust solutions from trusted and verified partners.
The new move is likely to allow companies to simplify the selection of vendors and leverage their existing investments to design a modern security framework that delivers Zero Trust outcomes.
“In a world where the security perimeter is no longer defined by a firewall, but the Internet, companies can’t rely on traditional, VPN-based strategies that provide
access based on username and passwords,” said Sridhar Mullapudi, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Citrix.
“To effectively protect apps and devices, they must shift to a Zero Trust model that uses contextual awareness to adaptively grant access based on user behaviours and access patterns,” said Mullapudi.
The Citrix Ready Workspace Security Program provides a choice of security vendors that complement Citrix solutions, allowing people to securely work anytime, from
anywhere, while simplifying how IT manages the environment and includes offerings for Identity and Access Management; Monitoring and Analytics; Device and Endpoint Security; Data Security; Network Security; and Extending Context and Protection.
In expanding the program to include solutions that integrate with these offerings and have zero trust principles built-in, Citrix is providing extended context and an additional layer of security that make an enterprise more secure.
“We’re engaging with like-minded partners who are willing to share data and insights that allow us to deliver more comprehensive and secure solutions to our
customers,” Mullapudi said. Among the first partners whose solutions have been verified as Citrix Ready are Cisco, Google Cloud, Microsoft and Okta, said the company.
“This isn’t just about hooking into Citrix Workspace, but products that actually communicate with each other and share essential, critical information about security that companies can use to enhance their security without getting in the way of the user experience,” Mullapudi said.
“It’s become clear that remote work will be a defining characteristic of the new normal, and modernizing security by fully embracing Zero Trust models is an imperative, not an option,” said Sunil Potti, VP and GM Google Cloud Security.
“Together with Google Cloud and Citrix have an opportunity to usher in better, safer normal with secure workspaces built upon a foundation of the global Google Cloud network and our layered, joint security capabilities,” Potti said.