Beyond Identity seamlessly integrates with Citrix DaaS, leveraging Federated Authentication Service (FAS) to enhance security and simplify user access in cloud-based environments. Organizations can achieve higher security and operational efficiency by unifying Beyond Identity’s strong authentication capabilities with Citrix’s powerful orchestration of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Why Citrix DaaS and Beyond Identity?

Integrating Beyond Identity with Citrix DaaS offers a streamlined approach to managing identity and access within virtual desktop environments. This integration is crucial for organizations looking to enhance security measures while maintaining ease of access for end-users, particularly when managing hybrid Entra ID joined devices and Citrix Cloud Connectors.

Key Benefits:

  • Enhanced Security: Utilizes Beyond Identity's phishing-resistant MFA to secure access points across Citrix environments, providing strong authentication that meets and exceeds compliance requirements.
  • Simplified Access: Delivers a frictionless user experience with secure single sign-on capabilities, ensuring users can access virtual desktops without repeatedly entering credentials.
  • Streamlined Management: Offers centralized control over user access and authentication, making it easier for IT teams to manage security policies and user permissions.

Integration Capabilities:

  • Citrix Cloud Orchestration: Beyond Identity enhances the Citrix Cloud DaaS environment by adding an extra layer of security to the orchestration process.
  • Citrix Cloud Connectors: Integrates with Citrix Cloud Connectors to manage Active Directory and other services, providing a secure communication channel between Citrix Cloud and customer resources.
  • Citrix FAS: Leverages the Citrix Federated Authentication Service to allow users to sign into their Virtual Desktops seamlessly. Beyond Identity ensures that the authentication process is secure using advanced certificates and smart card-like logins without needing physical smart cards.

Deployment and Configuration:

Setting up Beyond Identity with Citrix DaaS involves integrating with identity providers such as Entra ID, Okta, or Google Cloud Identity. This setup enhances the Citrix Workspace by allowing organizations to leverage Beyond Identity for authentication, extending strong security measures to the virtual desktop environment.

  • Connect Citrix Cloud to Entra ID: Configure Entra ID to work with Citrix Cloud, enabling a seamless flow of identity and access management secured by Beyond Identity.
  • Enable Entra ID Authentication for Workspaces: Activate Entra ID authentication within the Citrix Workspace configuration settings to ensure that all access is securely managed by Beyond Identity.

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