Citrix Receiver 3.3 available

Citrix has released a new version of the Citrix Receiver. Version 3.3 brings the following enhancements:

– Simplified use for first-time and returning users

– ShareFile integration

– Template to create a site-specific download site

– Simplified logon, with option to use email addresses

– Automatic updates

– Access to SaaS apps from outside the firewall without a VPN

Documentation

Read the online documentation here.

Download link (requires a MyCitrix ID)

Receiver for Windows 3.3 click here.

Receiver 3.3 for Windows Enterprise click here.

Issue(s) Fixed in This Release

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CloudGateway 2 is available! Check out what’s new

CloudGateway meets these requirements and more by providing IT the assurance that corporate apps and data are isolated and secure while providing users the access to all of productivity tools they need to do their job … from any device. Specifically, CloudGateway is an enterprise mobility management solution that securely delivers mobile, web, SaaS and Windows apps and data to any device, anywhere. As part of the new release, here are a few of the key new features that we know will excite our customers:

1. Provide a rich, secure mobile device experience with MDX Technologies. Citrix MDX Technologies powers a next-gen mobile device experience that provides seamless separation between work and personal life with full user choice and IT control over all apps and data. These technologies give CloudGateway a rich set of mobile app technologies that enable centralized management, security and control over native iOS, Android and HTML 5 apps across more than two billion mobile devices. Specifically, we announced four new technologies:

  • MDX App Vault – the MDX App Vault is a secure native mobile app container technology that separates mobile enterprise apps and data from personal apps and data on any mobile device. This allows IT to remotely manage, control, lock and wipe the critical business apps and data they care about.
  • MDX Web Connect – MDX Web Connect is a secure mobile browser technology that makes it easy for IT to deliver internal corporate web apps, external SaaS apps, and HTML5 apps to mobile devices with a dedicated browser instance for each app.
  • MDX Micro VPN – the MDX Micro VPN is the industry’s first app-specific secure access technology that lets IT create a secure VPN tunnel for mobile and web apps accessing the company’s internal network from personal mobile devices. Using this technology, companies can instantly mobilize all their existing apps, including their corporate Intranet as well as native iOS and Android applications. This also means that businesses do not require a device-wide VPN that can compromise security.
  • MDX Policy Orchestration – MDX Policy Orchestration provides granular policy-based control over native mobile and HTML5 apps based on factors such as the type of device or network, device passcode, or upon detection of a jailbroken device.
  • 2. Support more mobile devices with complete mobile application management. IT organizations can now internally develop or purchase native iOS, Android and HTML5 mobile apps, and securely manage and deliver them – just like they do for traditional Windows apps – through CloudGateway. Using the MDX Application Preparation Tool, administrators can wrap apps and import them into CloudGateway, where IT can set rules around how and when these applications can be used. Once these apps are delivered to users, users get the benefit single-click, single sign-on access to mobile apps in the same personalized workspace as Windows, web and SaaS apps. And, for the security minded, CloudGateway allows IT to instantly revoke application access and wipe all associated data when a user leaves the organization or other status change.

    3. Increase productivity for mobile users with follow-me data (and apps). Workers want access to their data on all of their devices. Using CloudGateway with ShareFile Enterprise, IT now can manage and secure this data for workers wherever they are. To start with, IT can provision and de-provision ShareFile accounts automatically when an employee is added to or removed from Active Directory. Once the account is provisioned, workers can access all of their data on any device through Citrix Receiver, and that data will follow the employee across all devices. To increase productivity, CloudGateway enables data associated with mobile apps or Windows apps delivered by Citrix XenApp to be accessible with a single click. And finally, in the event a device is lost or an employee leaves the organization, IT can remotely wipe all of the data. The same principal for apps exists as well – once users have chosen their apps, these apps follow the employee across all devices for the ultimate productivity.

    The past two and a half months have been a crazy time to be on the Receivers and Gateways team here at Citrix, but I speak for all of us when I say we are proud of the progress we have made. I can now truly say that Citrix is in the mobile market to stay. CloudGateway 2 delivers on customers top priorities around enabling mobility with a solution that secures and mobilizes corporate data and apps, allows IT to say “yes” to all the amazing new devices that workers bring into the workplace every day and supports mobile workers in their quest to work from anywhere on any device.

    1. Source: Forrsights Networks And Telecommunications Survey, Q1 2012, Forrester Research, Inc., 2012

    Read the entire blog here on the Citrix blogs.

    Download CloudGateway Express 2.0 or the Virtual Appliance here from the Citrix Download page (requires a valid MyCitrix ID)

    Citrix Profile Management 4.1 released

    Citrix has released a new version of Profile Management. Version 4.1 is now available for download at the Citrix download page (requires a CitrixID). Here’s some info about the product:

    Profile management ensures that the user’s personal settings are applied to the user’s virtual desktop and applications, regardless of the location and end point device with best reliability and performance.

    Profile management is enabled through a profile optimization service that provides an easy, reliable way for managing these settings in Windows environments to ensure a consistent experience by maintaining a single profile that follows the user. It auto-consolidates and optimizes user profiles to minimize management and storage requirements and requires minimal administration, support and infrastructure, while providing users with improved logon and logout.

    Profile management is available as a feature of XenApp Enterprise and Platinum editions and XenDesktop VDI, Enterprise and Platinum editions.

    What’s new in version 4.1

    This version includes issues fixed since Version 4.0 was released. For the list of fixed issues, see CTX124164. In addition, this version includes the following new key features:

    • Support for personal vDisk – This XenDesktop feature is a personalization solution for pooled-static virtual desktops. If the feature is enabled, XenDesktop adjusts the Profile management configuration so that profile data is written to and read from the personal vDisk.
    • Group Policy enhancement – Profile management comes with an .admx file that contains all of the same settings as the .adm file, which is still supplied. For more information on .admx files, see your Group Policy documentation.
    • Simplified default inclusions and exclusions – The list of registry entries, files, and folders that are included in and excluded from Profile management processing has been revised to support some newer, commonly used applications.