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Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By : Marius Sandbu
Book Image

Implementing NetScaler VPX??? - Second Edition

By: Marius Sandbu

Overview of this book

With a large demand for responsive websites and availability of services, IT administrators are faced with an ever-rising need for services that are optimized for speed. NetScaler VPX is a software-based virtual appliance that provides users with the comprehensive NetScaler feature set. Implementing apps and cloud-based services is much easier with its increased service performance and integrated security features. This book will give you an insight into all the new features that NetScaler VPX™ has to offer. Starting off with the basics, you will learn how to set NetScaler up and configure it in a virtual environment including the new features available in version 11, such as unified gateway and portal theme customization. Next, the book will cover how to deploy NetScalar on Azure and Amazon, and you will also discover how to integrate it with an existing Citrix infrastructure. Next, you will venture into other topics such as load balancing Microsoft and Citrix solutions, configuring different forms of high availability Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), and network optimization. You will also learn how to troubleshoot and analyze data using NetScaler's extensive array of features. Finally, you will discover how to protect web services using an application firewall and will get to grips with other features such as HTTP, DOS, and AAA.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Implementing NetScaler VPX™ Second Edition
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Understanding the features of NetScaler Gateway


NetScaler Gateway has a set of features as follows, which can be used to grant end users remote access:

  • ICA Proxy: This feature allows the gateway to proxy ICA traffic from the backend XenApp or XenDesktop solution to the user through the TCP 443 port.

  • SSL VPN: This is a browser-based virtual private network (VPN) solution, which is also known as clientless access.

  • VPN: This is a VPN feature that gives users access to the corporate network using the NetScaler Gateway plugin.

  • Endpoint analysis: This is a network access control feature that scans clients to find out if they fulfill corporate security policy before they are allowed to connect to the network.

  • SmartAccess: SmartAccess allows us to control access to applications and desktops on a server by using NetScaler session policies. You can read more about SmartAccess at http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/access-gateway-92/agee-smartaccess-how-it-works-c.html.

  • MDX: This is basically...