AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreTrace®, the leading provider of enterprise-ready cross-platform application whitelisting solutions, announced today that it has been approved as a Citrix Ready Technology Member and that the company has accepted the invitation to the Citrix Ready Security Challenge 2011 with a video titled "Maximizing Security and Performance of Citrix XenDesktop with CoreTrace Bouncer."
As Citrix continues to enable on-demand virtual desktops and applications, IT teams need to simultaneously protect valuable information and increase the number of virtual machines per server. By constantly scanning for threats and downloading frequent signature updates, traditional antivirus products erode overall performance and drive desktop density downward. Bouncer provides advanced threat protection with minimal performance burdens.
"We are pleased to have CoreTrace join us in the Citrix Ready program," said Joe Keller, Vice President, Alliance and Community Marketing. "Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, CoreTrace has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection."
Simply locking down endpoints from executing unauthorized applications isn't enough. Application whitelisting solutions must be designed for intuitive administration and be as transparent as possible to the users it protects. Even within virtual desktops, users may need the flexibility to change, so Bouncer allows users to easily add approved applications while unapproved ones remain blocked and VDI density remains high.
"In lab testing, Bouncer endpoint protection increased total Citrix XenDesktop density by at least 50% compared to traditional antivirus - even with scanning turned off," said Robert Huffman, vice president of business development for CoreTrace. "When antivirus scanning is turned on, this number increases even more dramatically. With Bouncer, fewer servers are needed to field more virtual desktops."
To demonstrate Bouncer's efficacy and ability to help organizations deploy virtual solutions, Citrix invited CoreTrace to submit a video for the Citrix Ready Security Challenge. CoreTrace's video, titled "Maximizing Security and Performance of Citrix XenDesktop with CoreTrace Bouncer" can be viewed at http://community.citrix.com/p/citrix-ready-security-challenge - live+contest.
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.
CoreTrace® is the leading provider of enterprise-ready, cross-platform application whitelisting solutions. The company's award-winning and patented Bouncer solution provides three key benefits — advanced threat protection, configuration control and application intelligence. CoreTrace's customers include organizations in a wide variety of industries, such as energy, oil and gas, retail, financial services, telecommunications, as well as government agencies. For more information about CoreTrace, visit www.CoreTrace.com < http://www.CoreTrace.com > .
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