Citrix Systems has unveiled a suite of products designed to consolidate identity management, application conferencing and network services into an integrated offering.
The company will roll out its Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite in several product introductions throughout the year. Citrix officials said the first offering, the MetaFrame Secure Access Manager, provides secure, single point access over the internet to internal and external corporate applications, data sources, documents, and web content.
Building on Citrix's existing NFuse Elite portal offering, the MetaFrame Secure Access Manager enhances the product's security via SSL integration. The resulting offering enables encrypted access over the internet without the need for a VPN,.
Citrix also updated its MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, featuring support for Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Server 2003, and the MetaFrame Presentation Server 1.2 for Unix, which adds security and performance enhancements.
Other products unveiled included the MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, which lets users share and edit any application within a MetaFrame environment, and the MetaFrame Password Manager, which is designed to simplify application password management without programming.