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Citrix NetScaler Thinks Security

Citrix has long targeted its NetScaler line at the Web site performance market. But now, the company's also looking at giving NetScaler expanded duties to help better police the network -- protecting Web apps and securing sensitive data.

As a result, NetScaler can help meet regulatory requirements and otherwise lock down Web applications in ways that other firewalls cannot. eSecurityPlanet takes a look.

Citrix's NetScaler product line was originally all about accelerating Web site performance, but now its mission is expanding to secure Web sites at scale. Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) on Monday unveiled new Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities for five of its NetScaler MPX hardware appliances.

"The Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall appliances are full-fledged WAFs that protect Web and Web services applications from attack, and also stop leakage of sensitive customer information (e.g., credit card data) to help meet strict information security mandates, such as PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)," Sunil Potti, Citrix's vice president of product management and product marketing, told InternetNews.com.

The new application firewall for the NetScaler MPX is not the first time that Citrix has had WAF type capabilities, Potti noted. But the MPX deployment contains some new capabilities, as well as an expanded scale.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Citrix Improves Security with Web Application Firewall