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Modern Workplace Apr 9, 2020

Being in the "Home office" - and still working in the normal work environment. Agile Workplace with Citrix.

We’ll help your employees stay productive, even in these challenging times. As a long-time Citrix Platinum partner, we at Bechtle have developed a concept that gives your employees working from home fast and secure access to their office PCs and the corporate network - even from their personal PCs, notebooks and tablets.

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Tassilo Bergander
Solution Architect

Our aim is to provide businesses with a secure, powerful and future-proof platform without the need for a complex and costly project. We ensure this platform is completely tailored to you company and extended with additional use cases.

 

Access is over an HTTPS-encrypted connection and can be granularly configured if required. In doing so, printing, clipboard or file transfer between the office PC and the user’s end device can be controlled. In order to connect the office PC with the end devices (non-managed personal PC, macOS, Windows, iOS, Android), a client component (Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent) is installed on the office PC and the Citrix Workspace App on the end device. Alternatively, access can also be via almost any HTML5 browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox) without additional client components.

 

There are two ways to implement the control and access systems:

 

Cloud.

The Citrix cloud approach is the fastest method to enable access to Windows-based office PCs. This requires two virtual machines with relatively low resource requirements to be installed in the on-site data centre that connect the local infrastructure with the Citrix Cloud Control and Access Stack. These are the cloud connectors, and they connect to the office PCs and the end users connect to the cloud service.

 

Requirements: The control systems are based on Windows Server, and so require licenced, virtual machines.

 

The access system is also covered by the cloud components, so no additional components are needed. However, access speed is directly dependent on the internet connection’s available bandwidth.

 

On-premise.

The on-premise approach is a little trickier to implement as more resources are required locally. In this case, two virtual Windows servers with higher system requirements are installed in the on-site data centre that are responsible for managing, monitoring and transfer processes (Citrix Delivery Controller).

 

For the access system, two (virtual) appliances (Citrix ADC) are configured in the DMZ, which encrypt communication and serve as an access point for the end user.

 

Requirements: The control systems are based on Windows Server, and so require licenced, virtual machines.

 

The Citrix NetScaler ADC-based access system needs an external IPv4 address, which can be reached via port 443 for external access. A public certificate is required for the access point. Access speed is directly dependent on the internet connection’s available bandwidth.

 

Make sure your employees can carry on working securely and efficiently with these solutions. Contact us at virtualisierung.bonn@bechtle.com if you would like to know more about the offer.

Further Citrix experts can be found, among others, in the following Bechtle IT system houses:

 

IT System House Neckarsulm   IT System House Düsseldorf   IT System House Dortmund

 

IT System House Munich              IT System House Nuremberg    IT System House Offenburg

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