Citrix announced enhancements to its NetScaler software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) platform including its new cloud-based Zero Touch Deployment services, which the company says will automate deployment and eliminate the need for local technical staff.
In addition, NetScaler will incorporate application-aware virtualized WAN connectivity, dynamic routing, separate routing domains, WAN optimization, and end-to-end visibility.
NetScaler’s SD-WAN supports security on cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. And it also enables secure internet breakout from the branch by simplifying connectivity to cloud security services by companies like ZScaler.
NetScaler’s application separation feature enables enterprises to build multiple virtual networks that can separate WiFi, point-of-sale information, and customer records. This lets customers apply policies in each network to enhance the security of applications within them.
Additionally, NetScaler also provides multiple methods of deployment. This allows users to take a hybrid approach across branch locations, using existing routers where it makes sense combined with NetScaler’s built-in routing capabilities.
Citrix reported that its NetScaler business sector earned second-quarter revenues of $195 million, up 11 percent from the same quarter a year ago.