Team: Public Sector

  1. SLG Case Study #3: Transportation and City Planning

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    As a Sales Engineer covering State and Local Government agencies in the Central US (13 states in total) I’ve had the opportunity to see trends within government verticals that hold true across state, county and city lines. Using these trends, I’ve decided to create a series of SLG Case Studies that looks at what agencies are currently accomplishing with Citrix; with the ultimate goal of allowing ...

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  2. The Software-Defined Workplace: Can It Help Federal Cyber Hygiene?

    We've all seen the news lately. It seems as though the revelations about OPM's cyberattack and data breach keep getting worse, potentially exposing up to 18 million Americans' personal data (mine included). These events have shot Cybersecurity reform into the spotlight at all levels within the Federal Government. Tony Scott, the newly appointed Federal CIO has ordered a "30 day cyber sprint" to secure agency networks and ...

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  3. Did You Miss Citrix Mobility DC Last Week?

      Last week we hosted 300 Government employees, contractors and partners at our annual Mobility Government Summit in Washington, DC. Several Citrix executives presented their vision of how agencies are transitioning towards the Software-defined Government Workplace. This is being driven by the rapid adoption of the Software-defined Datacenter, the move to  Cloud Services ($2.3B projected spend this year), the increased concern about Security ($12.9B projected spend this ...

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  4. GFE & BYOD with Citrix Workspace Suite

    New Citrix Workspace Suite enables IT to securely deliver all apps, data and services from any device, over any network, to empower people with new ways to work better.

    Working in Citrix Public Sector, we find one of the top priorities for Federal agencies is enabling secure mobility. For agency users, mobility is a no brainer; it only makes their jobs and lives easier. For the security and information assurance engineers at an agency, mobility is another matter altogether. It presents an attack vector they must secure. In the Federal space, mobility has been commonly referred ...

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  5. Citrix Synergy 2015: Registration Opens With Incredible Promotional Rates!

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    Registration is now open for Citrix Synergy 2015, Orlando May 12–14. If you’re thinking that sounds early, you’re right: in response to customer demand to open registration before the new fiscal year, we’ve opened early. We’ve also added some amazing promotional rates, including an End of Year White Sale for customers—at $700 off, it’s the lowest rate we’ve ever offered for Synergy. Citrix partners can ...

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  6. How to Configure Citrix Receiver Pass-Through Authentication for StoreFront or Web Interface (Public Sector Edition)

    Earlier this year I had the following conversation: Customer: Henry, how can we get rid of the pin prompts when logging into the virtual desktop? Me: We would need to configure Receiver for pass-through and... Customer (interrupting): Yes, that is what I want. That is it!!! Me: Well, there are some caveats... You see, I knew that we could configure Pass-through but the question was how meet this request with ...

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  7. The PIV and CAC enabled iPad – a truly mobile thin client

    How can you tell who is a federal employee when you’re at coffee joint or an airport? They’re the ones using bulky laptops, usually littered with asset tag stickers on the cover and desperately searching for an open electrical socket like a lost puppy. Or they’re answering e-mails on their Blackberry while texting their friends on an Android. The sad reality is this isn’t a ...

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  8. 6 reasons why government agencies continue to choose Citrix

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    In 2014, agencies across Federal and State Governments continue to choose Citrix for their Mobile Workspace needs spanning solutions for Desktop and App Virtualization. Why is it that Citrix is chosen as the preferred solutions vendor year after year? Third party industry analysts, such as IDC have shown Citrix as the industry leader year after year due to ease-of-use, Enterprise Scalability and End-user experience.  Here are a ...

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  9. Forward Momentum: State & Local Agency’s Road to Mobile Readiness

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    As the adoption of mobility accelerates within government agencies we recently sought to answer a few key questions about state and local (S&L) mobile readiness: How successfully are S&L agencies enabling their mobile workforce? Are they leveraging mobility to prepare for disaster recovery? What benefits are agencies experiencing and what challenges do they face? The resulting study, “State & Local Mobility Map:  Road to Mobile Readiness,” surveyed 150 S&L ...

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  10. Smart cards, PIN prompts and connecting through NetScaler Gateway

    Across smart card users there tends to be the desire to get around as many PIN prompts as possible.  Most people dislike having to reenter a password multiple times and that tends to be the same case with smart card PINs.  The PIN is a basic security check to unlock your certificate and private key on the card, which is then used to authenticate to ...

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