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Essentially this is 4 Press Releases from Citrix regarding the 2 Products, each product is accompanied by news from ICSA Labs about security Certification. 
In the meantime, if you'd like to know more about the AG Hardware? I'd suggest you pop over and have a quick look through Brian Madden's article from yesterday entitled "The facts about the Citrix Access Gateway, the Generic hardware it's built on, and running it in VMware"
Citrix today announced an extension of its popular Access Gateway SSL VPN product line by unveiling the new Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition. With the new Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition, Citrix now offers customers a complete product line of SSL VPN solutions targeted to match their exact requirements:

Access Gateway Standard Edition:

• Secure remote access to all application types without the limitations of IPSec VPNs and first-generation SSL VPNs
• Simplest and most cost-effective secure remote access solution on the market
• Exceptionally easy to deploy and manage

Access Gateway Advanced Edition:
• Adds Advanced Access Control, giving IT departments granular control over access to applications and information via Citrix® SmartAccess technology
• Extends access to mobile devices and browser-only kiosk scenarios

New Access Gateway Enterprise Edition:
• Adds increased scalability and performance for the most demanding and complex enterprise environments
• Certified to meet the highest government and commercial security
• Offers optional integrated disaster recovery

The Standard and Advanced Editions of the Citrix Access Gateway are available today through Citrix authorized resellers. Pricing starts at $2,495 per appliance plus $99 per concurrent user. The new Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition, and new Access Gateway appliance models, will be available through Citrix Authorized resellers starting Q2 2006.

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Citrix announced that ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., has certified its new Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition for passing all the requirements of its rigid and demanding new 2.0 SSL VPN security certification testing criteria.

ICSA Labs tested Access Gateway Enterprise Edition against a set of security criteria elements that are defined for SSL VPN products protecting data confidentiality, authentication, and assuring integrity for network transactions. Specific areas of focus during version 2.0 of ICSA Labs testing, which was revised in April 2005, include analysis of:

• SSL/TLS protocols and cryptography implementation
• X.509 certificate handling
• Authentication
• Authorization
• Session control and clean-up
• Functional testing
• Logging

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Citrix today announced the release of the NetScaler Application Firewall Standard Edition, a new version of its Web application firewall designed specifically for midsized enterprises and business units within large companies. The NetScaler Application Firewall comes just 90 days after Citrix completed the acquisition of Teros, Inc., the market leader in Web application security. Pricing for the Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall Standard Edition starts at $20,000 USD

Standard Edition Features:
• Full protection against the most common and dangerous Web application threats
• Plug-and-play appliance that can be up-and-running in less than 30 minutes
• High-performance security for both Web and XML Web services applications
• Full protection against the theft of credit card numbers and other sensitive data
• Positive security model that requires no application security expertise to maintain
• Can be easily upgraded to the full Enterprise Edition if needed

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Citrix announced that ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., has certified the Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall for passing a rigorous set of functional, performance, and platform security requirements as part of the ICSA Labs Premier Services criteria for Web application security.

Specifically, ICSA Labs certified that the Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall utilizes a positive security model rejecting all traffic that is not known to be good, reducing the possibility of data theft, credit card theft and identity theft. The NetScaler Application Firewall also cloaks internal application structures, offers advanced SSL support, and, most importantly, detects and prevents against entire classes of Web application attacks, including (but not limited to):

• Cross-Site Scripting
• SQL Injection
• Buffer Overflows
• Information Disclosure
• Web-based Worm Attacks
• Application Logic Attacks
• Authentication Bypass

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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 5:50 AM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top

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