Citrix Buys Teros to Bolster Application Security


Citrix Buys Teros to Bolster Application Security

Antony Savvas

Citrix Systems is acquiring application security company Teros to bolster the security of customers running its Web-based application delivery programmes.

As a result of the acquisition, Teros’s application firewall appliance could be added to Citrix’s web-based NetScaler application delivery system in customer deployments.

As well as handling known security threats, application firewalls look out for suspect code and stop or quarantine doubtful data traffic before it reaches corporate networks.

The Teros application firewall has been re-branded as the Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall.

The firewall will start at £27,000, which is more than entry-level price of the NetScaler delivery system, at around £10,000, although typical deployments usually cost much more.

The value of the Teros acquisition has not been disclosed. Citrix paid £177m earlier this year to buy NetScaler.

That acquisition was part of Citrix’s strategy to adopt web-based application delivery solutions, and move away from relying exclusively on the network server-based delivery of applications, which usually sees users adopt a thin-client desktop model.

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