Features Deep Dive - ShareFile and XenMobile Connectors
NetScaler Gateway is used to unify connections for XenMobile and ShareFile in the same way NetScaler ICA Proxy allows connections in to a XenApp or XenDesktop platform. Leveraging NetScaler provides access additional Enterprise-grade features including Load Balancing, High Availability and Global Server Load Balancing.
XenMobile unified access features include device enrollment, device management and application management. NetScaler facilitates highly secure connections from mobile devices into your platforms and can facilitate Single Sign-On (SSO) to other applications using a one-time PIN number. Active-Sync filtering, Intranet Proxy (WorxWeb) including SSO, and nFactor enhanced Authentication including SmartCard and RSA.
ShareFile integration using NetScaler ensures business data is accessed using the latest security features, ciphers and SSL/TLS security standards. NetScaler is PCI compliant, FIPS compliant and meets Common Criteria standards – your data and associated applications are in very safe hands with Citrix NetScaler!
Additionally, using NetScaler with ShareFile provides invaluable Single Sign-On – check out the deployment guide.
Many of the partners that I speak to have already invested in NetScaler for access in to XenApp or XenDesktop. As a result, those partners have the ability to quickly and easily adopt ShareFile or XenMobile, creating a premium Mobile Workspace offering to take to market.
Coupled with the ability to federate authentication and provide Single Sign-On for O365 and federated authentication for services like DaaS and IaaS, NetScaler offers many opportunities for partners to increase their ARPU by offering additional premium services.
For those of you that are interested in ShareFile, watch this space! I have a blog coming soon and a technical workshop in September 2016 designed to showcase the awesome capabilities and excellent opportunities that ShareFile offers.
I will add, Gartner has just announced (July 2016) that ShareFile has been positioned in the leaders Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronisation and Sharing (EFSS) market. So it is little surprise that I’m having more conversations about ShareFile currently than any other Citrix product! My recommendation to partners is simple - get in or be left behind when it comes to EFSS!
The next blog looks at Layer 4-7 Load Balancing. Quite possibly the simplest yet most cost effective feature a partner can obtain from using NetScaler VPX.
By Darren Bennett, Partner Enablement Specialist (Citrix), rhipe