Productive and Secure Enterprise Mobility with Cisco and Citrix

Productive and Secure Enterprise
Mobility with Cisco and Citrix
Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix:
A Comprehensive Mobility Infrastructure Solution
A Compelling Productivity Imperative
Modern workers increasingly see work not as a
physical location, but as an activity, facilitated and
made more productive by a dynamic choice of
evolving mobile technologies. An ever-increasing
array of laptops, tablets, and smartphones has
fundamentally changed the ways people collaborate
and communicate for work, raising new business
expectations for productivity and streamlined
operations. Though adopting enterprise mobility helps
attract and enable talented workers, it can also present
new concerns for IT departments.
Traditionally, employers provided access to necessary
enterprise systems and productivity applications from
desktop and laptop computers that were often the
most advanced tools available to employees. With
the explosion in the availability of consumer devices,
however, employees now typically possess highly
advanced productivity tools for their own personal use,
and want to use them for work. Cloud delivery and new
application models, are opening new opportunities for
organizations to enhance productivity and competitive
advantage through support of enterprise mobility.
While many IT departments initially resisted supporting
mobile devices for work-related activities, doing so has
become imperative, not just for employee productivity
and satisfaction, but also for business growth and
agility. Moreover, while mobile devices were initially
the property of employees, many organizations now
provide tablets and smartphones to their workforce,
specifically to enhance productivity.
Mobile devices provide anywhere, anytime access
to resources needed for productive work, along
with a seemingly endless choice of hardware and
software tools. Employees can enjoy the freedom to
select the right tool for the job, and the portability of
applications, desktops, data, and communications
tools, independent of platform and operating system.
New productivity solutions are constantly improving
the quality of the mobile experience and providing
access to new kinds of rich media including video and
collaboration.
Organizations of all kinds must come to terms with
this new reality, whether supporting bring-yourown (BYO) devices or corporate-owned, personally
enabled (COPE) devices. Many have attempted
to accommodate this new class of mobile user
on existing infrastructure, with less than desirable
security, performance, and user experiences. Failing to
address these critical requirements can present risks
to the enterprise, hamper expansion of a mobile and
productive workforce, and inhibit the organization’s
agility and competitiveness in the process.
Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix
With a wealth of experience and expertise, Cisco
and Citrix bring their industry-leading technologies
together in a tested and validated enterprise mobility
solution. Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix
presents an architectural approach that includes
important integration for simplified deployment
and operation. Building on this joint framework as
mobility requirements emerge, organizations can
be confident that their current and future mobility
investments will result in positive business outcomes.
Addressing Key Mobility Challenges
Effective enterprise mobility solutions must honor
seemingly contrasting goals. Infrastructure solutions
must streamline delivery of applications, information,
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and communications services to mobile devices to
enhance user productivity and flexibility. At the same
time, they must protect the fundamental interests of the
organizations that deploy them.
From an end-user perspective, mobility infrastructure
must enhance, rather than distract from, the benefits of
mobile devices.
• Simplifying access. Effective mobility solutions
need to be as simple as possible, presenting a
consistent experience independent of location, and
considerable similarity across device types.
• Securely using personal devices for work.
Corporate data must remain safe from malware,
loss, and theft, while privacy must be respected for
personal data and apps.
• Retaining productivity advantages. If corporate
security measures are too intrusive or cumbersome,
they can quickly erase mobile productivity gains.
At the same time, IT departments also face significant
issues in supporting enterprise mobility, including:
• Security challenges. To ensure corporate security
IT departments must maintain secure access to the
corporate network, protect data, and prevent data
loss, all while enforcing company usage policies.
• Operational challenges. Operational challenges
include supporting myriad devices and operating
environments, facilitating rapid expansion and control
of mobile applications, managing the mobile device
life-cycle, and developing mobile apps both quickly
and affordably.
• Performance and user experience challenges.
In order to offer good performance and an optimal
user experience, IT departments must maintain
wireless LAN performance and reliability while
delivering applications to mobile devices across
any network—all while meeting user experience
expectations.
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Deploying Secure Mobile Infrastructure
To address these enterprise mobility challenges,
Cisco and Citrix have collaborated to deliver a
comprehensive mobility architecture and solution. The
result of this collaboration promotes user experience
and productivity along with simplified and secure IT
infrastructure that is cost-effective to manage. Because
enterprises have a broad range of users with different
workstyles and application requirements, the Cisco®
and Citrix enterprise mobility architecture is flexible and
extensible to support different needs.
• A comprehensive mobility infrastructure
solution. Cisco and Citrix recognize how combining
their complementary mobility technologies helps
IT simplify and accelerate their mobility initiatives.
Cisco provides strengths as a leading computing,
networking, and security provider with expertise in
unified communications and collaboration. Citrix
offers expertise and leadership in application and
desktop virtualization as well as emerging mobile
device management (MDM), mobile application
management (MAM), and enterprise file sharing.
• Optimizing the user experience. The smooth
and seamless operation of most modern mobile
devices implies that users will have little patience for
enterprise mobility solutions that are cumbersome
or difficult to configure. Cisco Mobile Workspace
Solution with Citrix creates a simplified and elegant
user experience that features extensive selfservice and automation. Users can easily onboard
and provision multiple devices with network and
application access, and can also easily de-provision
or off-board applications as they switch or upgrade
devices.
• Simplified IT infrastructure and secure
operations. A combined approach allows IT to
simplify the secure delivery of all application types,
including native, web, hybrid, and virtual applications.
In addition, the Citrix end-to-end application lifecycle
approach allows IT to accelerate mobile application
delivery aligned to security, user experience, and
cost requirements. Technology integration (including
Cisco ISE and XenMobile MDM integration) simplifies
how organizations provide secure and seamless
access and management for mobile devices.
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Architecture Overview
Cisco and Citrix understand that creating effective
mobile infrastructure requires a comprehensive
and integrated solution that solves challenges up
and down the technology stack. The end-to-end
solution combines best-in-class technologies from
both companies. This approach provides all of the
components needed for a complete enterprise mobility
infrastructure solution, taking complexity and cost
out of the decision-making process, the design and
deployment process, and ongoing operations.
The Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix
architecture (Figure 1) promotes business efficiency
and agility through consistent, seamless, and highly
secure access to any combination of virtualized,
cloud-based, web, and native applications, as well
as providing access to content and communications
on any mobile device from any location. While
comprehensive, the solution is modular and easily
adaptable to existing infrastructure and specific
mobility requirements.
Mobile
Collaboration
• Core infrastructure. The core infrastructure layer
of the joint mobility architecture is designed to
support and deliver the full range of applications
and content required by mobile devices. It includes
proven Cisco mobile networking technologies
for securely connecting end-user devices as well
as virtual data center and cloud technologies for
hosting native, web, software-as-a-service (SaaS),
virtual, and HTML5 applications and their associated
data.
• Mobile policy. The mobile policy layer helps
maintain appropriate levels of security and access
control, even as the architecture improves the
experience for mobile users. Integration of Cisco
Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Citrix XenMobile
MDM brings considerable power to the Cisco
Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix. XenMobile
delivers enterprise-grade MDM with role-based
management, configuration, security, and support
for both corporate-owned and employee-owned
devices.
MOBILE
PRODUCTIVITY
APPLICATION
Application and
DELIVERY Desktop Virtualization
XenApp, XenDesktop
XenMobile
NetScaler Gateway
Network
Policy Control
Devices
Mobile
Data Security
Worx Mobile Apps,
ShareFile, Receiver
Jabber, WebEx
Unified
App Store
MOBILE
POLICY
Identity Services Engine,
AnyConnect
Mobile
Device Management
XenMobile
Mobile Networking
Unified Access (WLAN, Catalyst,
ISR, ASA, Prime)
3
Applications
and Content
Cloud Infrastructure
CORE
INFRASTRUCTURE
Virtualized Data Center
(UCS, Nexus)
Figure 1. Cisco and Citrix Mobile Workspace provides a comprehensive architectural approach to enterprise mobility infrastructure,
securely connecting users with the applications and content they need.
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• Application delivery. Citrix is in a unique position
to deliver the entire mobile device ecosystem
with a choice of native or virtual presentations to
the device. Citrix can also deliver the complete
mobile application lifecycle, from development,
deployment, and management to access control
and data protection, and ultimate removal of the
application. XenMobile includes a unified corporate
app store while Citrix XenDesktop transforms
Microsoft Windows desktops and applications into
an on-demand service. Citrix XenApp enables any
Windows application to be virtualized, centralized,
and managed in the datacenter and instantly
delivered as a service.
Successful adoption of mobile technology must
be done at an organization’s preferred pace, and
in the context of existing infrastructure. As a result
Cisco Mobilie Workspace Solution with Citrix
allows implementation in distinct phases (Figure 2).
Because the phases affect different areas of mobility
infrastructure, organizations can take a measured and
progressive approach to deployment.
Conclusion
• Mobile productivity. Once people are connected
and have appropriate access, they need tools
that can make them productive. Cisco provides
collaborative tools such as Cisco WebEx that help
enable teams to be productive from anywhere,
on any device. Citrix Worx Mobile Apps such as
WorxMail, WorxWeb, and ShareFile allow separate
and highly secure corporate information access and
data sharing without affecting device privacy.
For more information on Cisco Mobile Workspace
Solution with Citrix, please visit cisco.com/go/byod and
citrix.com/cisco.
Mobilize
Devices
Mobilize
Applications & Content
Mobilize
Collaboration
Self-Provisioned Basic
Campus and Guest Access
Onsite/Offsite Secure Mobility
and Device Management
Application & Content
Delivery and Management
Content and
Communications
Presence, voice, video, chat
Business File Sharing
Enterprise App Store Delivered Applications
Application
Delivery
Core
Infrastructure
Enterprise mobility now represents an irresistible
technology shift that most organizations must embrace
in order to survive and prosper in a competitive
marketplace. Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with
Citrix provides a compelling and complete enterprise
mobility infrastructure and roadmap. Technologies from
both firms are carefully combined into a comprehensive
solution stack to minimize the time, cost, and risk of
deploying mobility infrastructure in the enterprise.
Mobilize
Guests
Mobile
Productivity
Mobile
Policy
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Application and Desktop Virtualization
Mobile Application Management, Application Storefront
Mobile Device Management, Secure Access Gateway
Network Policy and Identity
Virtualized Data Center / Cloud Infrastructure
Mobile Networking - Optimized Remote Connectivity and Security
Mobile Networking - WLAN / Converged Access and Management
Figure 2. Cisco Mobile Workspace offers a phased approach to mobility infrastructure adoption.
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