Palo Alto Networks & Citrix


Business productivity hinges on providing users of IT resources secure access to the right applications and the right content – on demand. Enterprise IT strategies are rapidly evolving to support a world in which any user can safely access any application or data, using any device, from any location.

One of the biggest impediments to achieving this degree of flexibility is the enterprise network. Legacy networks were built to provide highly reliable connectivity between users, host and networks, but with no awareness or context of application-layer traffic. This inherently limits the ability of the network to deliver to users the secure and transparent access to apps, data and virtual desktops they need to be productive, and to protect the organization from attack. What is required is a new approach – a next-generation cloud network that safely enables applications with best-in-class performance and availability.

Palo Alto Networks and Citrix Deliver Best-in-Class Solutions

Palo Alto Networks® and Citrix® have come together to deliver best-in-class functionality upon which enterprises can build next-generation cloud networks. In addition to sharing a common vision of how networks must evolve, each company is delivering best-in-class solutions that already meet these new requirements.

Citrix NetScaler®  is the industry’s most advanced cloud networking platform. NetScaler delivers applications, desktops and data with the best performance and availability for any network. Palo Alto Networks has revolutionized network security to meet the increasingly complex requirements driven by the growing number of applications running in the enterprise. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls provide the unique ability to identify, control and safely enable applications, while continuously inspecting all content for all types of threats. The joint solution can be deployed independently as discrete appliances, or virtual instances can be integrated on the Citrix NetScaler SDX™ platform.

The combined solution delivers the following benefits:

  • Secure access to any application regardless of location
  • Ensure data center compliance
  • Enable mainstream virtual desktop delivery
  • Proactively manage any attack at any scale
  • Transform to cloud networking


Meeting Emerging Network and Business Requirements

Palo Alto Networks and Citrix have forged a long-term, strategic partnership to deliver enterprises the essential functionality needed for building next-generation cloud networks. Unlike piecemeal approaches that introduce complexities and inefficiencies, our integrated solutions uniquely deliver the application intelligence and awareness required to safely enable application access with the fastest application performance and greatest availability.

The broad partnership brings together not only best-in-class application delivery and network security solutions, but an integrated business approach that solves customer challenges panning comprehensive network assessment, design, support and problem resolution.

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Validated Joint Solutions

Palo Alto Networks and Citrix have developed validated joint solutions that provide you with best-practice guidelines and resources to design infrastructure that achieves availability, security, performance, flexibility and visibility.

The following joint deployment guides are available:

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