eEye Develops Custom Security Software for Citrix Environments
Published: March 8, 2006
by Alex Woodie
Security researcher and software developer eEye Digital Security has hooked up with Citrix to deliver security capabilities as an integrated part of the Citrix Access Suite, the vendors announced this week.
By delivering versions of eEye solutions--including the Retina network security scanner, the REM security management console, and the Blink endpoint vulnerability prevention system--tailored specifically for the Citrix environment, it benefits Citrix users in several ways, including gaining the capability to scan remote machines for vulnerabilities and malware, using policies to determine the level of network access required by users, and by providing "preemptive endpoint security" for any connecting device, the vendors say.
Even though Citrix can already be deployed as a hardened appliance, the eEye software will improve security, eEye COO Ross Brown says. "Additional servers that are exposed to the Internet, as well as both roaming and internal users, are seen by attackers as a means of entry to the network," Brown says. "This joint solution eliminates those points of entry by securing servers and locking down endpoints without limiting the access that enterprises need to remain productive."
The companies say the new security capabilities in Citrix will bring several benefits, including enforcing regulatory compliance, securing "borderless" networks, eliminating "panic patching, protecting from internal and "socially engineered" threats, and protecting users from evolving threats.
eEye also developed a product called Blink for Secure Gateway to protect the Secure Gateway server, a feature within the Citrix Access Suite. Blink for Secure Gateway provides additional security to Microsoft Windows and IIS Web servers, including policy compliance, application protection, and intrusion prevention.