NetScaler

Citrix NetScaler helps organisations build enterprise cloud networks that embody the characteristics and capabilities that define public cloud services, such as elasticity, expandability and simplicity. NetScaler brings to enterprise IT leaders multiple advanced technologies that were previously available only to large public cloud providers.

As an undisputed leader of service and application delivery, Citrix NetScaler solutions are deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimise, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services. They deliver 100 percent application availability, application and database server offload, acceleration and advanced attack protection. Deployed directly in front of web and database servers, NetScaler solutions combine high-speed load balancing and content switching, http compression, content caching, SSL acceleration, application flow visibility and a powerful application firewall into a single, easy-to-use platform.

Xen Server
Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualisation platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualisation software in the industry. XenServer is designed for efficient management of Windows® and Linux® virtual servers and delivers cost-effective server consolidation and business continuity.
XenApp

Citrix XenApp empowers users with on-demand self-service to enterprise applications. Used by more than 100 million people worldwide, XenApp is an application delivery solution that enables any Windows® application to be virtualised, centralised and managed in the datacenter and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device. Virtual application delivery with XenApp enables organisations to improve application management by:

  • Centralising applications in the datacenter to reduce complexity and lower the cost of desktop management by up to 50 percent
  • Controlling and encrypting access to data and applications to improve security
  • Delivering applications instantly to users anywhere on any device
  • Simplifying and automating the process of delivering or updating applications, enabling IT to focus on strategic initiatives
Xen Desktop
Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualisation solution that transforms desktops and applications into a secure on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you can deliver individual Windows, web and SaaS applications, or full virtual desktops, to PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients with a high-definition user experience.
EdgeSight

Citrix EdgeSight is implemented as an agent based solution for monitoring end user experience with either their local Windows based desktop, laptop, or a Citrix XenApp environment. This agent transparently monitors user experience with both the computer and any applications which are run on that computer. No modification of any application is required in order for EdgeSight to collect data. Network information is collected by the agent from within the application performing the network access. This provides EdgeSight a unique perspective on the network performance, and can lead to some confusion when comparing EdgeSight network metrics with those collected from other means such as server logs or network sniffers. This document seeks to define EdgeSight network data in such a way that this powerful perspective can be leveraged fully. In the context of this document, the following types of user application based network data are collected for any network enabled application.

  • TCP based WinSock socket data
  • HTTP based web data