Securely delivering apps is among the most painful tasks IT has to manage. But that’s about to change. Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of Citrix App Delivery and Security Service, a new, intent-based cloud solution that automates the process in real time. The first and only solution of its kind, Citrix App Delivery and Security service removes the complexity from every step of app delivery, including provisioning, securing, on-boarding and management; this empowers IT to deliver a superior experience that keeps users engaged and productive.
“Application experience is the new currency for IT,” said Rohit Mehra, group vice president, network and telecom infrastructure at independent analyst firm IDC. “Organisations that deliver a secure, reliable one can drive competitive advantage and workforce productivity, but to do so requires a new approach and app delivery system that can self-detect issues and automatically correct for them.”
Always learning. Always adapting. Always protecting
Citrix App Delivery and Security Service is uniquely designed to help IT transform app delivery from a slow, manual process based largely on guesswork into an efficient, automated one driven by intent so they can gain the agility needed to keep pace with the business and deliver meaningful outcomes. Among the key features of the solution are:
- Intent-based - Automatically translates business and technical intent into application delivery and security policies and configurations. Administrators can, for instance, define a maximum acceptable application latency threshold for a region, and servers and systems will adjust to keep app delivery within the parameters.
- Self-healing and continuously optimising - Auto-detects and corrects application delivery issues like performance degradation, new demands and outages. When a slow server is uncovered, it can be automatically removed from the load balancing pool.
- Internet-state aware – Collects and analyses ten billion data points a day from more than one billion users across 50,000 networks in 200 countries to provide real time visibility into the state of the internet through Citrix Intelligent Traffic Management Armed with this data, IT can optimise the application experience for individual users and prescribe the best locations for additional hosting sites if traffic increases to maintain service levels.
- Integrated app and API security- Integrated web application firewall, bot management and API protection fuels holistic protection of the most valuable and vulnerable assets.
Availability: Citrix Application Delivery and Security Service will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2021. To learn more about the solution and the value it can deliver for your organisation, click here.