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Citrix set to simplify secure hybrid work across public sector

Citrix has earned the Common Criteria Certification for Citrix ADC, which will make purchasing secure and reliable security solutions for the public sector easier, where specific procedures must be followed under notoriously complex processes.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2022
Citrix set to simplify secure hybrid work across public sector
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Hybrid work is here to stay and to enable it, organisations need solutions they can trust to provide secure and reliable access to the systems and information employees need to get work done, wherever they happen to be.

Version 12.1 of Citrix ADC has achieved Common Criteria Certification, enabling procurement professionals across the public sector to buy the solution – now recognised as secure in over 30 countries – in a fast, efficient manner that aligns with their policies.

Common Criteria Certification is an international security program in which accredited laboratories test and evaluate IT products against a standard agreed upon by over 30 countries through the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). Citrix has received several certifications for its solutions, including the latest, Citrix ADC version 12.1, which was certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and successfully met all the requirements to earn the final designation of NDcPP v2.2e.

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Empowering secure hybrid work

With Citrix ADC, IT is able to securely and reliably deliver all the applications and information employees need to work anywhere on any device, network or cloud. When used in conjunction with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, the company's Desktop as a Service offering delivered as part of Citrix Workspace, they can provide personalised access to the systems, information and tools employees need to do their best work in a simple, unified experience and advance a zero-trust security model designed to ensure that information and apps remain secure no matter where work is being done.

Fuelling flexibility and agility

More than 400,000 organisations, including hundreds of public sector agencies, are using Citrix digital workspace solutions to accommodate the new reality of work.

According to Kyle Edgeworth, deputy chief information officer at the City of Corona, a local government in California, US, implementation of the Citrix system has seen public sector employees embrace the flexibility of a remote work schedule, and as a result productivity has skyrocketed”.

“In a time like now, the only way you can continue to thrive is to have a product that allows you to be flexible, and Citrix has really done that for us.

And the city will continue to rely on Citrix to sustain these gains,” Edgeworth said.

Delivering unique value

Public sector agencies have unique missions. And with Citrix government IT solutions, they can achieve these.

  • Health and human services can increase the efficiency of caseworkers, clinicians, and contractors so they can keep pace with expanding caseloads.
  • Public safety – First Responders can ensure the flow of critical data to enable the best possible responses, from dispatchers in the call centre to emergency personnel in the field.
  • Corrections can simplify how they provide access to legal resources, educational classes, and job search tools for inmates and parolees.
  • Transportation can enhance its ability to provide services and increase citizen satisfaction through more efficient DMV operations and self-service kiosks and shorten response time to incidents to improve safety.
  • Libraries can reduce the costs and risks of offering public access to computers, applications and the internet.
  • Judicial systems/courts can offer remote and mobile access to case files and case management applications to assist in the effective delivery of justice.
  • The Defence Department can ensure service members have access to the data they need to make critical decisions to ensure the nation’s security.

At Citrix, they are committed to providing public sector agencies with solutions they can use to securely deliver apps and data to an increasingly mobile workforce so they can serve their constituents with excellence, wherever they happen to be, according to Tom Holland, senior vice-president, Americas sales, Citrix.

Our Common Criteria Certifications underscore this commitment and provide assurance that our offerings comply with the highest levels of cyber and network security that government entities are required to meet, Holland concluded.

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