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Citrix Leans In on Automation to Secure Its SD-WAN

March 05, 2019 / Ali Longwell

Citrix Systems enhanced its SD-WAN in order to increase automation and security. This includes new security features that enable companies to extend user-centric policies to the branch and connect employees to cloud applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms.The platform also has integration with the zScaler cloud security platform. Chalan Aras, vice president of networking at Citrix, said the connection allows for the use of zScaler services, which includes secure cloud gateway and its user interface. This is primarily useful for enterprises that rely on more internet-centric applications.“It’s just end-to-end automated integration that … really simplifies the life of IT administrators,” Aras said. He added that this enables IT admins to have confidence that everything is connecting properly the first time rather than debugging connectivity and network issues as they arise. The zScaler platform is one of multiple third-party APIs that Citrix leverages to bolster its platf...