Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials

The Citrix Access Gateway can provide full VPN access to you network or simple ICA proxy and we will show you how. No matter how new you are to Citrix or how long you have used Citrix for, we are going learn how to extend the use of Citrix products beyond the confines of your corporate network.

Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials takes you through the complete process of configuring the appliance. Providing easy to follow guides that you will be able to follow as a seasoned Citrix professional or newbie, we will see you through to the full and complete deployment of the appliance.

Once we have established the license infrastructure we quickly begin on the Access Gateway itself. This runs as a virtual machine so we must import and configure the device. This shouldn’t take us too long and we are ready then to open the web console to see what awaits us in its Adobe Flash driven administration heaven. Our time is going to be well spent here and also, we will spend a long time here so we need to make sure that we are comfortable for the journey that will see us create basic and smartaccess login points; that is, complete access to our networks based on the needs of the user and their role. Not happy with this, we ensure that our work is not destroyed with power outages and we provide appliance failover to ensure the system keeps running. We do not short change you so you will not short change your customers.

Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials will become your bible that is always at hand for the  management of your Citrix Access Gateway. This book is detailed and complete to ensure that you have a single reference to the administration of your Gateway Appliance.

What you will learn from this book

  • Install and configure the Citrix License Server 11.10 into your environment, either the software version or the virtual appliance
  • Import the VPX edition of the Citrix Access Gateway and complete the initial configuration from the command line express setup
  • Configure ICA-Proxy access to your XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure using basic login points
  • Investigate different mechanisms for deploying the Access Gateway plugins to you user devices including the Citrix Merchandising Server
  • Build up the elements to create full VPN access to your internal network whilst maintaining adequate protection from rogue devices using end point analysis implemented using device profiles referenced in SmartGroups
  • Publish network resources to be made available to the VPN clients based upon the results of their end point analysis
  • Use SmartAccess login points to access the VPN and view remediation messages should we not meet the security requirements of the network
  • Monitor the Access Gateway and provide a mechanism to maintain the log files on a remote host
  • Manage the high availability of the Access Gateway by implementing appliance failover, two gateways acting as one each monitoring the availability the failover partner
  • Access the gateway command line management using SSH

This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples. Step-by-step explanations are provided for performing important tasks.

Who this book is for
If you an administrator or IT professional looking  for basic knowledge of Citrix products such as XenApp (or its predecessor: Presentation Server), or XenDesktop and remote access solution, then this is the best guide for you. This will help you with the basic premise of why we need to implement the ICA Proxy for remote access. You may then note the benefits of full VPN access, but no prior experience with Virtual Private Networks is required as we step you through this, although basic networking and routing experience would not go awry here.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849688222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849688222
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