Citrix gains high level government security rating

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has approved the use of Citrix Worx Mobile Apps for up to PROTECTED level communications in Australia, making Citrix becomes one of the few vendors in Australia able to provide assurances to government departments they can securely access and email official and classified information and systems from a suitable mobile device.

The ASD approval means Citrix’s secure mail, web and file sync and share clients on an approved iOS platform can be configured for government use for up to PROTECTED level environments. As a result, public sector XenMobile users can easily classify emails and send these over encrypted networks to control access.

A number of Citrix technologies are already certified for government use, including Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp and Citrix NetScaler. The new certification adds to this list enabling government departments to implement a full mobility strategy from a single vendor.

“When working toward Citrix’s ASD certification, we aimed to go beyond basic regulations to provide an end- to-end security solution addressing the needs of the public sector, and which differed from the competition.

“With the move to the cloud underway and employees demanding to work outside of the office and across mobile devices, government departments can now easily identify Citrix XenMobile as the ideal solution for all their mobile needs without compromising security,” said Mark Hazell, Government Manager at Citrix.

To achieve PROTECTED level security status, the code for Citrix Worx apps has been rewritten to enable the use of the validated encryption methods required by ASD. These methods can be enabled via the administrator defined policies provided by Citrix.

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