Citrix Delivers Expanded Network Protection through SD-WAN Solution with Palo Alto Networks

Company simplifies deployment of next-generation firewalls within SD-WAN solution, enabling multi-layer security across branches and workspaces

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--()--Business today is more global and collaborative than ever. People work anywhere, anytime on any number of devices. And they access and share information and ideas across systems and borders. This promises new levels of productivity and innovation that can transform entire industries – and even create new ones. But it also introduces new risks via an expanded attack surface that companies must vigilantly guard against. And Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) is expanding its network protection capabilities to help them do this. The company today announced that it is collaborating with global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks to enable easy deployment and management of next-generation firewalls within Citrix® SD-WAN, providing companies with added layers of security to protect their assets at branches and beyond.

“Applications and workloads are migrating to the cloud at a very aggressive rate and security needs to follow them,” said Chalan Aras, Vice President, SD-WAN and Intelligent Traffic Management, Citrix. “With Palo Alto Networks, we can deliver an advanced SD-WAN security solution that enables companies to protect users, data and applications across branches, data centers and public clouds in a simple, flexible way.”

WAN Edge Networking Simplified

Citrix SD-WAN is a next-generation WAN Edge solution that delivers the automated, secure connectivity required to optimize performance of applications and drive a superior user experience. With the integration of the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual next-generation firewalls and Prisma Access with the Citrix SD-WAN solution, distributed enterprises can enhance their network and cloud protection in a straightforward, cost-effective manner.

Security Amplified

Leveraging Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator for unified management and control, IT organizations can:

  • Build and enforce consistent access control policies based on applications and users across network and cloud
  • Automate provisioning of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series next-generation firewall (NGFW) on the Citrix 1100 appliance, as a virtual network function (VNF)
  • Automate connections to Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access cloud-based firewalls for consistent policy enforcement
  • Streamline provisioning of multi-layer security services from Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator, available via Citrix Cloud
  • Apply security zone segmentation to protect users, applications, and data

“In today’s hybrid, multi-cloud world, security needs to be as agile as your applications, data and users,” said Adam Geller, senior vice president, Products, Palo Alto Networks. “Together with Citrix, we can deliver an integrated set of products that provide a consistent level of protection to users across the network and both public and private clouds.”

To learn more about the benefits of deploying Palo Alto Networks Security with Citrix SD-WAN, visit: www.citrix.com/sdwan.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) is powering a better way to work with unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions that help organizations unlock innovation, engage customers, and boost productivity, without sacrificing security. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

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Media Contact:
Karen Master
Citrix
+1 216 396 4683
Karen.master@citrix.com