Get a fuller picture of the workspace of the future, which builds on digital technologies in cloud, security, apps & data, mobility, data sharing and networking. More than 60 technical breakouts include special sessions created for customers, by customers, through our Call for Topics program as well as sessions at two technical levels: hear from the experts you choose in the way that suits your learning style. Preview sessions now, and watch for the full session catalog, coming in March.

 

Apps & Desktops

Learn about key trends, technologies and solutions for cost-effective app delivery, performance and user experience, and security and mobility of virtual apps and desktops.

Anatomy of a successful healthcare implementation

Citrix is a leader in healthcare, but there is an entire ecosystem of partners, from ISVs to infrastructure partners to technology vendors, that are needed for a holistics solution to meet the requirements of this highly specialized industry. At this technical session, learn more about the technology integrations and architecture required for a best-practice implementation as a healthcare provider. We’ll cover integration of tap and go systems, VDI and hyper-converged infrastructure as well as specific security capabilities and configurations of NetScaler, XenApp and XenDesktop that are critical for healthcare. We’ll also discuss healthcare migrations to Citrix Cloud.

Blueprint for easy, fast and cost effective branch office setup

Today’s businesses demand high-performing, flexible and cost-efficient IT solutions that can support branch offices, especially in financial services and retail, which require new or temporary branch offices to be set up quickly and easily to address seasonal demands and M&As. In this session, get a blueprint for building a modern virtual workspace for your branch offices. Plus hyperconverged appliances and software-defined storage solutions are an important component to drive cost and complexity down while enhancing user and administrator experience. Hear insights and lessons learned on how to use these solutions in your environment.

SD-WAN case study: how The Tile Shop enhanced XenApp delivery to the branch

NetScaler SD-WAN complements XenDesktop and XenApp deployments, allowing companies to greatly reduce cost, enhance user experience and ensure reliable delivery of virtualized apps and desktops to branch locations. While providing an overview of the technical, security and business benefits of NetScaler SD-WAN, this session will feature a case study on how The Tile Shop used NetScaler SD-WAN in conjunction with XenApp to reliably and securely deliver an improved application experience at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.

Securing high-value applications in bank IT infrastructure

Financial services IT is constantly deploying new technologies and applications that enhance productivity, mobility and customer service. At the same time, they must also reduce security risks, ensure that sensitive customer data is protected, and battle against various forms of attacks while ensuring compliance with a wide range of industry standards and local and international government regulations. In this session, hear from the IT team of Bank Muscat who will share what has worked for them, including network segmentation, centralized security controls to limit access and virtualization with XenApp for sensitive applications.

Security challenges and uses cases you can solve with Citrix Workspace Suite

Learn how Citrix Workspace Suite can help you address your security challenges. This session will demonstrate how Workspace Suite enables single sign-on to apps and context-aware security, prevents zero-day and browser-based attacks, and protects sensitive files and data using information rights management. Leave the session with new strategies and new security use cases you can begin with immediately.

Linux VDA: updates, key use cases, deployment and troubleshooting

With the move to cloud, Linux apps are becoming more prevalent in the enterprise. Join this session for insights into the Linux virtual app and desktop market and get updates on the latest features. You’ll also learn about the Linux VDA architecture as part of XenApp and XenDesktop and receive deployment guidance including best practices, installation and configuration, and troubleshooting.

Customer success: BVN sets industry standard with Citrix

In 2016, architectural firm BVN became one of the first architectural practices in Australia to implement a virtual desktop environment. Deploying CAD applications such as Revit, AutoCAD, Microstation and associated plugins using Dell servers and NVIDIA K2 GRID Cards, BVN moved from an inefficient, multiple datacenter and application silo environment to an agile, single datacenter platform. Hear how integrating Citrix technologies boosted productivity and enabled BVN to reduce upgrade time from months to days, lower TCO, add new users in minutes, simplify application management and enable agile working practices. You’ll also learn about BVN plans to use Microsoft Azure for remote pop-up offices, add wireless networks, include additional cloud based services, and revamp the firm’s support model.

Cox Communications optimizes customer experience with Citrix

Cox Communications shifted to a customer, experience–first design philosophy, changing the landscape of what internal consumers can expect of IT services. As the business continues to grow and products become more integrated, Cox Communications hired additional staff and, in partnership with Thin Client Computing, identified key goals for their next-generation environment, including high performance, national scale availability and security enhancements. The result? Customers saw loading times fall from 123 seconds to 15 seconds and a reduction in launch time for applications and moving between screens within applications. Deploying the latest Citrix stack has helped Cox Communications transform its service offering—which in turn is enabling business units to move faster in achieving their goals.  

Citrix and Azure: what else is possible?

The ability to deploy Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure has enticed a lot of folks from IT up to the boardroom and has also spotlighted other capabilities. Microsoft VDI and XenApp Express opens up a whole new world of benefits that the Azure cloud in conjunction with a Citrix deployment offers your business and infrastructure. We'll discuss subscriptions and billing, monitoring and analytics, resource management, development and test labs, Azure AD integrations and more.

Citrix Workspace IoT

The Internet of Things goes beyond just devices. It is also about how applications themselves are evolving. Citrix Workspace IoT will help customers easily optimize Citrix workspaces for the IoT wave of devices and things that will be exchanging information with apps and users across an entire organization. This session will take a broad look at Citrix Workspace IoT, covering some of the initial features and services that will be available in 2017, such as Citrix Smart Spaces for Collaboration, and discuss how these new capabilities offer immediate value to Citrix customers. 

Securing desktops and applications from advanced threats

End user desktops are a major source of data breach attacks. Citrix XenDesktop has long been the market-leading way to deliver applications securely, with more recent innovations such as Secure Browser from Citrix Cloud and Direct Inspect APIs from XenServer offering new security capabilities. In this session, you’ll receive an overview of the different security technologies available on the Citrix stack, the threats they can help guard against, and how to combine these with technologies from our partners (including those on Windows 10). You’ll leave with an understanding of the concrete steps to take to safeguard your deployments using Citrix technology.

Access and authentication options in a Citrix environment

With the growth of SaaS-based applications and an increased number of user identities, IT struggles to ensure secure access to applications. This session will explore some of the access and authentication options available in a Citrix environment, including how to leverage Citrix Federated Authentication Service to enable SSO from Microsoft Office 365 and Google Accounts. We’ll also look at security features such as nFactor to ensure multifactor authentication and different access methods available for smaller customers to large deployments using GSLB and Zone-based access.

Analysis of a hack: how to defend and protect with Citrix

Security is a topic that should be on everyone’s agenda: your systems, data, identity and IP are at risk. Even doing the right things doesn’t mean they’re implemented in the best way. Learn how to protect against hackers, by understanding how hackers think and operate. This session will present the analysis of a fictional attack where hackers managed to capture credentials, harvest password hashes, get elevated to administrator and bypass multifactor authentication. This session will use demos and cover interesting technologies the hackers used such as a USB device that emulates a keyboard, GPU technology to crack hashes and smart card emulators with highly sensitive antennas to show how it can happen to your organization without the proper defense in place.

Build a robust security framework in the age of hospital smartrooms and IoT

Thanks to the wide availability of wireless, Bluetooth and IoT devices, the healthcare industry is enjoying improved workflows, automation and efficiencies. Alongside these benefits, however, lie security holes that allow hackers to penetrate and steal sensitive patient and corporate data. While little thought is given to IP-enabled hand sanitizer devices tracking use, these very same devices, or others similar to them, may cause havoc on your network if not properly architected. This session will discuss the challenges with the healthcare sector and IoT craze, and how Citrix solutions enable a robust and secure network infrastructure. We’ll discuss secure network best practices, behavioral intelligence, and how to develop a framework and operations to manage the unmanageable.

Citrix Cloud workspace services: a deep dive into configuration

Achieve the highest value deploying Citrix Cloud workspace services, including XenApp and XenDesktop Service, ShareFile Service, XenMobile Service and NetScaler Gateway Service. We’ll give an operational overview including SLGs as well as how product updates and features are rolled out in Citrix Cloud. We’ll also discuss the Cloud Connector, which enables deployment across multiple datacenters and clouds, and how to use it in high availability configurations. Plus, we’ll address configuration for each service, including how to integrate ShareFile into your XenApp and XenDesktop images for ideal user experience and how to include XenMobile into the portfolio. Don’t miss this session to get the tips and techniques for rolling out complete, integrated cloud workspaces using Citrix Cloud.

Authentication: deep dive on Citrix solutions

Embracing the cloud means embracing cloud identity.  Learn how Citrix is leveraging federation and cloud identity for on-premises and Citrix Cloud services for XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile. The session will also cover derived credentials and how XenMobile authentication is engaged for a smart-card-required world. 

A to Z: best practices for delivering XenApp and XenDesktop from Microsoft Azure using Citrix Cloud

Microsoft Azure is a strategic platform for Citrix, and this session will cover Azure foundational concepts (compute, storage and network) for delivering Citrix services and reference architectures for key use cases. We’ll also discuss hybrid extensions of on-premises XenApp deployments to Azure and Citrix Cloud deployments, and the economics and cost models for various deployment topologies. Leave the session fluent in tools, technologies and best practices needed to deliver XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler from Microsoft Azure.topologies.  Attendees will come out of this session fluent in tools, technologies and best practices needed to deliver XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler from Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Services

Learn about unified cloud services for secure delivery of all apps and data from any cloud deploying private, public and hybrid clouds.

Anatomy of a successful healthcare implementation

Citrix is a leader in healthcare, but there is an entire ecosystem of partners, from ISVs to infrastructure partners to technology vendors, that are needed for a holistics solution to meet the requirements of this highly specialized industry. At this technical session, learn more about the technology integrations and architecture required for a best-practice implementation as a healthcare provider. We’ll cover integration of tap and go systems, VDI and hyper-converged infrastructure as well as specific security capabilities and configurations of NetScaler, XenApp and XenDesktop that are critical for healthcare. We’ll also discuss healthcare migrations to Citrix Cloud.

Customer story: I bet on the cloud...and won

Hear from a Citrix Cloud customer, who will talk about the journey from traditional on-premises infrastructure and management to leveraging the cloud for their Citrix deployment. This customer will share firsthand how and why they chose Citrix Cloud, talk about their use cases, and discuss how to successfully work with internal IT teams and the Citrix Cloud customer success team to implement Citrix in a complex environment.

Citrix Cloud customer panel

Wondering if Citrix Cloud is for you, and what key IT initiatives you can accomplish? Listen to this lively and interactive panel of Citrix Cloud customers describe their approach to selecting Citrix Cloud, hear where they chose to deploy and learn what benefits and outcomes they achieved.

Select the right cloud or hybrid cloud for your deployment…how, when and where

Cloud computing is not an all-or-nothing option. The reality is that the transition takes time, and selecting the right cloud for deployment is not trivial. This session will analyze the journey most customers take, discuss cloud selection criteria and considerations, and cover approaches to migration as well as metrics to assess outcomes. 

What’s new with Citrix Cloud and what’s to come

See demonstrations of new features and functionality as well as tips and tricks for new resource locations, public cloud adoption, multi-location management, high availability, and more. You’ll also learn about the new control center, including cloud library and app catalog, how to leverage trial environments and identity and Active Directory integration. Plus, we’ll take a look at the future direction for Citrix Cloud.

Migrating your business to the cloud

Stuck on how to transition your company to the cloud? Not sure where to begin? This session will show you when, where, and how to use specific services on Citrix Cloud to migrate to the cloud from wherever your Citrix environment is today.  

Yale University’s journey into the cloud

Challenged with reduced budgets, Yale University’s Public Computing Services department was directed to implement a cloud-based virtual environment. Managing more than 900 devices across the university that anyone with a university username could access, along with several machines open to the public, was difficult for 1.5 FTEs, who were supporting the environment with manual updates and imaging in order to provide the latest versions of all software applications for students. Hear how the university settled on Citrix Cloud to deliver a world-class service to the campus. Plus, learn how to leverage Smart Tools to control costs in your AWS cloud and how to tie in cloud-storage—including Citrix ShareFile, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more.

Identity, security, availability: best practices with Citrix Cloud

Ever wonder how to simplify identity management and end-user single sign-on across products and services? This technical deep dive explores the future of identity across Citrix services. We’ll discuss the Citrix Cloud identity strategy and roadmap, and you’ll meet the architects behind the ‘one Citrix’ login across citrix.com and Citrix Cloud. You’ll learn how to manage identity during migration to cloud and how to leverage Azure AD to deploy existing cloud services quickly. You’ll also see demos of Azure AD and Azure AD Connect, as well as using Okta through Azure AD and two-factor authentication through Azure AD.

Enhance your ShareFile capabilities with a unified Cloud Services API

ShareFile and RightSignature offer great capabilities, yet each has its own API, with different implementation and documentation. The Cloud Services API offers a macro view of all capabilities from these products in a uniform implementation. Join this session to learn about the capabilities of the Cloud Services API as well as the multiple use cases where it can be used. We’ll also cover examples of solutions leveraging the API.

A to Z: best practices for delivering XenApp and XenDesktop from Microsoft Azure using Citrix Cloud

Microsoft Azure is a strategic platform for Citrix, and this session will cover Azure foundational concepts (compute, storage and network) for delivering Citrix services and reference architectures for key use cases. We’ll also discuss hybrid extensions of on-premises XenApp deployments to Azure and Citrix Cloud deployments, and the economics and cost models for various deployment topologies. Leave the session fluent in tools, technologies and best practices needed to deliver XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler from Microsoft Azure.topologies.  Attendees will come out of this session fluent in tools, technologies and best practices needed to deliver XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler from Microsoft Azure.

Citrix Cloud workspace services: a deep dive into configuration

Achieve the highest value deploying Citrix Cloud workspace services, including XenApp and XenDesktop Service, ShareFile Service, XenMobile Service and NetScaler Gateway Service. We’ll give an operational overview including SLGs as well as how product updates and features are rolled out in Citrix Cloud. We’ll also discuss the Cloud Connector, which enables deployment across multiple datacenters and clouds, and how to use it in high availability configurations. Plus, we’ll address configuration for each service, including how to integrate ShareFile into your XenApp and XenDesktop images for ideal user experience and how to include XenMobile into the portfolio. Don’t miss this session to get the tips and techniques for rolling out complete, integrated cloud workspaces using Citrix Cloud.

Authentication: deep dive on Citrix solutions

Embracing the cloud means embracing cloud identity.  Learn how Citrix is leveraging federation and cloud identity for on-premises and Citrix Cloud services for XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile. The session will also cover derived credentials and how XenMobile authentication is engaged for a smart-card-required world. 

Data Sharing

Hear about best practices for authentication, collaboration and extending your existing storage investments as well as managing and monitoring corporate data.

Using ShareFile for document approval and collaboration

Stop endless email chains and save storage space by reducing the number of messages with bulky attachments. Plus learn how to collaborate on documents and gather feedback, approvals and electronic signatures. This session will cover the Document Workflows feature set and implementation and how to leverage Office 365 and Gmail to collaborate on documents.

Why should I use ShareFile if I already have Office 365?

Today, one out of every five corporate employees uses an Office 365 cloud service. Additionally, nearly 80% of enterprises surveyed by analysts indicated that they are already using or planning to use Office 365. With adoption becoming ubiquitous, understanding how ShareFile and OneDrive for Business work together will help you maximize the value of your Microsoft Cloud subscriptions.

Extend existing storage investments with ShareFile

Over the years, customers have made significant investments in private storage from vendors such as NetApp, EMC, HP and Microsoft.  At the same time, there is growing demand for flexibility in how, when and where work is done. With ShareFile Enterprise, you can maintain your investment in on-premises storage repositories and still make use of them in the new world of a more mobile, agile workforce. This session will cover how StorageZone Controllers work and how to deploy them, along with best practices, connectors for network shares and SharePoint, SAML integration, and more. 

Enhance your ShareFile capabilities with a unified Cloud Services API

ShareFile and RightSignature offer great capabilities, yet each has its own API, with different implementation and documentation. The Cloud Services API offers a macro view of all capabilities from these products in a uniform implementation. Join this session to learn about the capabilities of the Cloud Services API as well as the multiple use cases where it can be used. We’ll also cover examples of solutions leveraging the API.

Deep dive on ShareFile security: IRM, DLP, RSZ

Is your data safe? Do you know if your employees are using personal online file-sharing accounts without IT approval—placing your corporate data at risk and opening your network to external threats? You need a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network without IT visibility and control. Join this session to learn how advanced security in ShareFile protects your corporate data from unauthorized sharing and redistribution by enabling IT to track and log user activity in real time and create custom reports to meet corporate data policies and compliance requirements.

ShareFile: all you need to know about authentication

Finally, all your files are stored securely and are available under your unique username and password on any device. This session will cover the latest feature announcements, including SAML identity provider options, using multiple for one enterprise account and user provisioning. You’ll learn why single-password access to data and files is important for enterprise users and how to simplify the management of storage. You’ll also get a preview of the new process for creating a SSO experience for network file shares and SharePoint Connectors.

Yale University’s journey into the cloud

Challenged with reduced budgets, Yale University’s Public Computing Services department was directed to implement a cloud-based virtual environment. Managing more than 900 devices across the university that anyone with a university username could access, along with several machines open to the public, was difficult for 1.5 FTEs, who were supporting the environment with manual updates and imaging in order to provide the latest versions of all software applications for students. Hear how the university settled on Citrix Cloud to deliver a world-class service to the campus. Plus, learn how to leverage Smart Tools to control costs in your AWS cloud and how to tie in cloud-storage—including Citrix ShareFile, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more.

Citrix Workspace IoT

The Internet of Things goes beyond just devices. It is also about how applications themselves are evolving. Citrix Workspace IoT will help customers easily optimize Citrix workspaces for the IoT wave of devices and things that will be exchanging information with apps and users across an entire organization. This session will take a broad look at Citrix Workspace IoT, covering some of the initial features and services that will be available in 2017, such as Citrix Smart Spaces for Collaboration, and discuss how these new capabilities offer immediate value to Citrix customers. 

Networking

Learn about the hottest topics from ADCs to SDN and SD-WAN, as well as performance and security for applications delivered from private, public or hybrid clouds.

Anatomy of a successful healthcare implementation

Citrix is a leader in healthcare, but there is an entire ecosystem of partners, from ISVs to infrastructure partners to technology vendors, that are needed for a holistics solution to meet the requirements of this highly specialized industry. At this technical session, learn more about the technology integrations and architecture required for a best-practice implementation as a healthcare provider. We’ll cover integration of tap and go systems, VDI and hyper-converged infrastructure as well as specific security capabilities and configurations of NetScaler, XenApp and XenDesktop that are critical for healthcare. We’ll also discuss healthcare migrations to Citrix Cloud.

Blueprint for easy, fast and cost effective branch office setup

Today’s businesses demand high-performing, flexible and cost-efficient IT solutions that can support branch offices, especially in financial services and retail, which require new or temporary branch offices to be set up quickly and easily to address seasonal demands and M&As. In this session, get a blueprint for building a modern virtual workspace for your branch offices. Plus hyperconverged appliances and software-defined storage solutions are an important component to drive cost and complexity down while enhancing user and administrator experience. Hear insights and lessons learned on how to use these solutions in your environment.

What's new with NetScaler

NetScaler is constantly evolving to meet the demands of the market. Each year, we launch new platforms and software updates to help our customers gain a competitive advantage. This session will get you caught up on key new features and capabilities launched over the past year, and showcase why to upgrade your current NetScaler solutions to increase the value of your investment by taking advantage of everything the platform has to offer.

NetScaler SD-WAN updates

The SD-WAN market has expanded dramatically in the last 18 months, and at the forefront of accelerating this is NetScaler SD-WAN. Join this session to learn about enhancements over the last year and discuss key features including SD-WAN as a service, the new integrated firewall, application identification, routing and data segmentation, zero-touch deployment and integration into MAS. If you have been considering SD-WAN, attend this session to learn about everything NetScaler SD-WAN has to offer to address your needs. If you’re a current user, join the session to ensure that you’re taking full advantage of all the features available.

What's new with NetScaler Unified Gateway

NetScaler Unified Gateway has quickly matured to meet the needs of the enterprise market. Many customers are leveraging this SSL VPN as an additional asset in their security arsenal to protect business data and intellectual property for both on-premises and cloud deployments. This session will cover the newest enhancements and capabilities released in the latest version of Unified Gateway 12.0, and gain a better understanding of the use cases that will provide significant business value.

Moving to the cloud? NetScaler will come with you

Many customers have made significant investments in NetScaler to support their on-premises datacenter and WAN infrastructure. With the industry in the midst of a digital transformation, the cloud is a key component as customers want to reap the benefits of hosting applications and infrastructure in the cloud, but need to do so with as little disruption to their current systems as possible. This session will provide insights and recommendations for migrating your NetScaler deployments to the cloud. Learn how to leverage your existing NetScaler skillsets to support your hybrid and multi-cloud endeavors as we discuss NetScaler "as-a-service," branch-to-cloud connectivity and game-changing license flexibility to share capacity on-premises and in the cloud.

Connectivity demystified: NetScaler Unified Gateway without configuration wizards

NetScaler Unified Gateway functionality has gone way beyond pure HDX access. With the latest release, Unified Gateway has taken over the main role of centralized authentication engine, core traffic manager and user interface landing experience for different application and access scenarios. Surely you can build one yourself, but can you explore and diagnose the product and its various use cases without touching a configuration wizard? This session will explore Unified Gateway and all of its subcomponents. We’ll cover how to configure functionality and optimize user experience using frequently seen scenarios, and collapse them into a single NetScaler Unified Gateway instance. This will help you create your own universal blueprint for deploying Unified Gateway at different feature levels according to your unique requirements.

Automating NetScaler: talking NITRO with PowerShell

Back by popular demand, this session helps administrators include NetScaler CPX, NetScaler VPX and NetScaler MPX deployment and configuration in their automation and orchestration strategies, both on-premises and in the cloud, by showing how PowerShell can help to create automated workflows. We will cover the REST API and NetScaler's NITRO-based API framework as well as how NITRO with PowerShell can automate the NetScaler configuration with REST API calls. You will also learn PowerShell scripting to automate the deployment of NetScaler VPX on XenServer or vSphere hypervisors with a fixed IP address.

SD-WAN case study: how The Tile Shop enhanced XenApp delivery to the branch

NetScaler SD-WAN complements XenDesktop and XenApp deployments, allowing companies to greatly reduce cost, enhance user experience and ensure reliable delivery of virtualized apps and desktops to branch locations. While providing an overview of the technical, security and business benefits of NetScaler SD-WAN, this session will feature a case study on how The Tile Shop used NetScaler SD-WAN in conjunction with XenApp to reliably and securely deliver an improved application experience at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.

The comprehensive security and encryption session for web applications

Security requirements for the modern enterprise continue to evolve. As more and more business is transacted on the web, the need to encrypt everything has surged. IT organizations are either struggling to keep up with new advancements and requirements, or unable to adapt their infrastructure in a cost-effective or timely manner. SSL has evolved towards TLS, which is also undergoing changes to improve both security and user experience. This session will highlight best practices for ensuring the protection of your organization's applications and data. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the current threats faced by the industry along with paths for remediation.

Identity federation 1x1 with NetScaler: SAML for SaaS, B2B and enterprise

Securing access to corporate data has become complex. On one end, you need to handle more external users outside your own directory service boundaries while on the other, hybrid cloud architecture and service offerings that leverage SaaS and/or B2B scenarios have created an environment with dispersed data repositories. With those information pools maintained partially under your own responsibility and others operated by foreign providers, it has become critical to understand how identity verification and identity forwarding is done; and the whole authentication framework has to undergo significant evolution. This session will showcase the new authentication and security architecture that SAML brings to the business, how NetScaler fits into federation technologies for inbound and outbound identity processing and why NetScaler is a critical component. We’ll cover the concept at the bit level, including the originator and consumer perspective, along with web services and Office 365.

Securing your web apps with NetScaler AppFirewall

Is security your number-one concern? Unfortunately, the primary goal of application developers is to ensure the application functions, not necessarily ensure application security. Attend this session for an overview and demo of AppFirewall, to learn how to secure your web applications. We will also cover experiences and challenges from real deployments and discuss lessons learned from the field. 

Security challenges and uses cases you can solve with Citrix Workspace Suite

Learn how Citrix Workspace Suite can help you address your security challenges. This session will demonstrate how Workspace Suite enables single sign-on to apps and context-aware security, prevents zero-day and browser-based attacks, and protects sensitive files and data using information rights management. Leave the session with new strategies and new security use cases you can begin with immediately.

Load-balancing Microsoft applications for performance and scalability

Application delivery can become increasingly complex as you start to address different enterprise applications. Microsoft continues to be a leading application provider and while many organizations are migrating to Office 365, a number are still supporting their on-premises deployments either exclusively or in hybrid mode. In this session, you will learn how to use NetScaler, the industry-leading application delivery controller and load balancer, to support Microsoft enterprise applications such as Exchange and Skype for Business for critical enterprise use cases.

What’s new with NetScaler Management and Analytics System

Since its launch in 2016, NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) has quickly gained traction in a number of customer environments. What was originally seen as a replacement for NetScaler Command Center has proven itself to be so much more. This session will get you caught up on the latest features on MAS, and some key use cases where MAS is deployed and providing business value.

Guidelines for automating service orchestration and analytics in your datacenter

As customers invest in their next datacenter upgrade, increased agility and visibility is top of mind.  NetScaler's software-centric architecture is built for automation, and includes flexible APIs to increase service availability and provisioning. This session will explore how you can implement NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to support increased interoperability across the datacenter. You will learn to identify specific integration points and capabilities supported for ACI and NSX in NetScaler and MAS.

Citrix Workspace IoT

The Internet of Things goes beyond just devices. It is also about how applications themselves are evolving. Citrix Workspace IoT will help customers easily optimize Citrix workspaces for the IoT wave of devices and things that will be exchanging information with apps and users across an entire organization. This session will take a broad look at Citrix Workspace IoT, covering some of the initial features and services that will be available in 2017, such as Citrix Smart Spaces for Collaboration, and discuss how these new capabilities offer immediate value to Citrix customers. 

Build a robust security framework in the age of hospital smartrooms and IoT

Thanks to the wide availability of wireless, Bluetooth and IoT devices, the healthcare industry is enjoying improved workflows, automation and efficiencies. Alongside these benefits, however, lie security holes that allow hackers to penetrate and steal sensitive patient and corporate data. While little thought is given to IP-enabled hand sanitizer devices tracking use, these very same devices, or others similar to them, may cause havoc on your network if not properly architected. This session will discuss the challenges with the healthcare sector and IoT craze, and how Citrix solutions enable a robust and secure network infrastructure. We’ll discuss secure network best practices, behavioral intelligence, and how to develop a framework and operations to manage the unmanageable.

Mobility

Learn how to leverage mobility to drive innovation, with topics covering design and architectural considerations and security features for protecting data and meeting compliance requirements.

XenMobile integration with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

XenMobile works with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite and Intune for greater protection and enhanced user productivity. Through demos and use cases, this session will demonstrate how to use XenMobile to enforce security policies for Office 365 and manage Windows 10 devices.

What’s new and exciting with XenMobile

The enterprise mobility market continues to soar as companies look to leverage mobility to transform their businesses and drive increased user productivity. This session will show you how the latest XenMobile capabilities enable your company to keep up with the demands of your mobile workforce and harness mobility to drive business innovation. We will cover enhancements to XenMobile apps, including calendar attachments, personal calendar overlay and attachment repository, how MDX Service enables app wrapping for enterprise apps, and how connectivity checks reduce and eliminate configuration issues.

Accelerate your mobile app strategy with XenMobile

Managing resource-intensive mobile apps can be one of the biggest barriers to successfully implementing a mobile strategy. Many companies are also challenged with staying current with the newest mobile apps. XenMobile’s MAM solution and app wrapping service saves time by containerizing and delivering mobile apps so your workers can maximize mobile productivity. This session will cover public app store deployment and migration best practices from enterprise-wrapped apps as well as how to deploy productivity apps on Windows 10 with policies for containerization.

Take your XenMobile environment to the cloud

Learn how to get up and running with XenMobile Service in as little as two hours to manage mobile devices and apps. Get in-depth technical guidance to help you successfully deploy XenMobile and minimize configuration-related errors. This session will also provide a technical overview of XenMobile Service and its benefits as well as XenMobile Service integration with Citrix Cloud.

XenMobile deployments in large, high-security environments

Hear from experienced Citrix consultants about XenMobile deployments with large security-sensitive government and enterprise customers, and learn how to successfully pass security audits and penetration tests that help demonstrate compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements. This session will cover the importance of the design phase as well as architectural considerations and guidance on aligning expectations with EMM product features. You’ll also learn how to leverage Citrix MDX technology and how to choose between a cloud or hybrid XenMobile solution for high-security environments.

Citrix Workspace IoT

The Internet of Things goes beyond just devices. It is also about how applications themselves are evolving. Citrix Workspace IoT will help customers easily optimize Citrix workspaces for the IoT wave of devices and things that will be exchanging information with apps and users across an entire organization. This session will take a broad look at Citrix Workspace IoT, covering some of the initial features and services that will be available in 2017, such as Citrix Smart Spaces for Collaboration, and discuss how these new capabilities offer immediate value to Citrix customers. 

Authentication: deep dive on Citrix solutions

Embracing the cloud means embracing cloud identity.  Learn how Citrix is leveraging federation and cloud identity for on-premises and Citrix Cloud services for XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile. The session will also cover derived credentials and how XenMobile authentication is engaged for a smart-card-required world. 

Security

Secure your data, manage compliance and proactively address threats: these sessions cover security controls and system visibility that enable IT to deliver secure access and simplify audits.

Identity, security, availability: best practices with Citrix Cloud

Ever wonder how to simplify identity management and end-user single sign-on across products and services? This technical deep dive explores the future of identity across Citrix services. We’ll discuss the Citrix Cloud identity strategy and roadmap, and you’ll meet the architects behind the ‘one Citrix’ login across citrix.com and Citrix Cloud. You’ll learn how to manage identity during migration to cloud and how to leverage Azure AD to deploy existing cloud services quickly. You’ll also see demos of Azure AD and Azure AD Connect, as well as using Okta through Azure AD and two-factor authentication through Azure AD.

Deep dive on ShareFile security: IRM, DLP, RSZ

Is your data safe? Do you know if your employees are using personal online file-sharing accounts without IT approval—placing your corporate data at risk and opening your network to external threats? You need a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network without IT visibility and control. Join this session to learn how advanced security in ShareFile protects your corporate data from unauthorized sharing and redistribution by enabling IT to track and log user activity in real time and create custom reports to meet corporate data policies and compliance requirements.

ShareFile: all you need to know about authentication

Finally, all your files are stored securely and are available under your unique username and password on any device. This session will cover the latest feature announcements, including SAML identity provider options, using multiple for one enterprise account and user provisioning. You’ll learn why single-password access to data and files is important for enterprise users and how to simplify the management of storage. You’ll also get a preview of the new process for creating a SSO experience for network file shares and SharePoint Connectors.

XenMobile deployments in large, high-security environments

Hear from experienced Citrix consultants about XenMobile deployments with large security-sensitive government and enterprise customers, and learn how to successfully pass security audits and penetration tests that help demonstrate compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements. This session will cover the importance of the design phase as well as architectural considerations and guidance on aligning expectations with EMM product features. You’ll also learn how to leverage Citrix MDX technology and how to choose between a cloud or hybrid XenMobile solution for high-security environments.

The comprehensive security and encryption session for web applications

Security requirements for the modern enterprise continue to evolve. As more and more business is transacted on the web, the need to encrypt everything has surged. IT organizations are either struggling to keep up with new advancements and requirements, or unable to adapt their infrastructure in a cost-effective or timely manner. SSL has evolved towards TLS, which is also undergoing changes to improve both security and user experience. This session will highlight best practices for ensuring the protection of your organization's applications and data. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the current threats faced by the industry along with paths for remediation.

Identity federation 1x1 with NetScaler: SAML for SaaS, B2B and enterprise

Securing access to corporate data has become complex. On one end, you need to handle more external users outside your own directory service boundaries while on the other, hybrid cloud architecture and service offerings that leverage SaaS and/or B2B scenarios have created an environment with dispersed data repositories. With those information pools maintained partially under your own responsibility and others operated by foreign providers, it has become critical to understand how identity verification and identity forwarding is done; and the whole authentication framework has to undergo significant evolution. This session will showcase the new authentication and security architecture that SAML brings to the business, how NetScaler fits into federation technologies for inbound and outbound identity processing and why NetScaler is a critical component. We’ll cover the concept at the bit level, including the originator and consumer perspective, along with web services and Office 365.

Securing your web apps with NetScaler AppFirewall

Is security your number-one concern? Unfortunately, the primary goal of application developers is to ensure the application functions, not necessarily ensure application security. Attend this session for an overview and demo of AppFirewall, to learn how to secure your web applications. We will also cover experiences and challenges from real deployments and discuss lessons learned from the field. 

Securing high-value applications in bank IT infrastructure

Financial services IT is constantly deploying new technologies and applications that enhance productivity, mobility and customer service. At the same time, they must also reduce security risks, ensure that sensitive customer data is protected, and battle against various forms of attacks while ensuring compliance with a wide range of industry standards and local and international government regulations. In this session, hear from the IT team of Bank Muscat who will share what has worked for them, including network segmentation, centralized security controls to limit access and virtualization with XenApp for sensitive applications .

Security challenges and uses cases you can solve with Citrix Workspace Suite

Learn how Citrix Workspace Suite can help you address your security challenges. This session will demonstrate how Workspace Suite enables single sign-on to apps and context-aware security, prevents zero-day and browser-based attacks, and protects sensitive files and data using information rights management. Leave the session with new strategies and new security use cases you can begin with immediately.

Securing desktops and applications from advanced threats

End user desktops are a major source of data breach attacks. Citrix XenDesktop has long been the market-leading way to deliver applications securely, with more recent innovations such as Secure Browser from Citrix Cloud and Direct Inspect APIs from XenServer offering new security capabilities. In this session, you’ll receive an overview of the different security technologies available on the Citrix stack, the threats they can help guard against, and how to combine these with technologies from our partners (including those on Windows 10). You’ll leave with an understanding of the concrete steps to take to safeguard your deployments using Citrix technology.

Access and authentication options in a Citrix environment

With the growth of SaaS-based applications and an increased number of user identities, IT struggles to ensure secure access to applications. This session will explore some of the access and authentication options available in a Citrix environment, including how to leverage Citrix Federated Authentication Service to enable SSO from Microsoft Office 365 and Google Accounts. We’ll also look at security features such as nFactor to ensure multifactor authentication and different access methods available for smaller customers to large deployments using GSLB and Zone-based access.

Analysis of a hack: how to defend and protect with Citrix

Security is a topic that should be on everyone’s agenda: your systems, data, identity and IP are at risk. Even doing the right things doesn’t mean they’re implemented in the best way. Learn how to protect against hackers, by understanding how hackers think and operate. This session will present the analysis of a fictional attack where hackers managed to capture credentials, harvest password hashes, get elevated to administrator and bypass multifactor authentication. This session will use demos and cover interesting technologies the hackers used such as a USB device that emulates a keyboard, GPU technology to crack hashes and smart card emulators with highly sensitive antennas to show how it can happen to your organization without the proper defense in place.

Build a robust security framework in the age of hospital smartrooms and IoT

Thanks to the wide availability of wireless, Bluetooth and IoT devices, the healthcare industry is enjoying improved workflows, automation and efficiencies. Alongside these benefits, however, lie security holes that allow hackers to penetrate and steal sensitive patient and corporate data. While little thought is given to IP-enabled hand sanitizer devices tracking use, these very same devices, or others similar to them, may cause havoc on your network if not properly architected. This session will discuss the challenges with the healthcare sector and IoT craze, and how Citrix solutions enable a robust and secure network infrastructure. We’ll discuss secure network best practices, behavioral intelligence, and how to develop a framework and operations to manage the unmanageable.

Authentication: deep dive on Citrix solutions

Embracing the cloud means embracing cloud identity.  Learn how Citrix is leveraging federation and cloud identity for on-premises and Citrix Cloud services for XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile. The session will also cover derived credentials and how XenMobile authentication is engaged for a smart-card-required world. 

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