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Microsoft 365 ist NICHT Office 365!

Nicholas Dille (Sepago) - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:00
Zunächst einmal soll verdeutlicht werden, dass Office 365 nicht unbenannt wurde, sondern es sich bei Microsoft 365 um ein neues Produkt handelt. Mit Microsoft 365 wurde das Office 365, Windows 10 und Enterprise Mobility + Security in einer einzigen Lösung vereint um die Produktivität, die...
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New: Troubleshooting User and Device Capabilities Now Available on XenMobile Citrix Cloud Service

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 19:00

Today, Citrix Cloud XenMobile service is previewing a new Helpdesk Admin role that would make it easier for helpdesk administrators to cater to customers calls.

The new helpdesk administrator persona is served by Citrix Cloud Director inside the XenMobile Cloud …

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54 Billion Reasons to Vote for Stan as Cybersecurity Professional of the Year!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:41
I had the opportunity to sit down with our Chief Security and Information Officer, Stan Black, who has been nominated for the cybersecurity professional of the year award. Take a look at our Q&A below to see all the reasons …   Related Stories
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Browser Ad Blockers and Privacy

Helge Klein - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:40

You have probably been in this situation: on some shopping site you put an article in your cart, but decide not to buy it after all. Later on, you notice that you are getting targeted ads for the exact same product on totally unrelated sites – or so you think. There is, however, a common denominator: the ad network. It tracks you quite effectively as you move from site to site. Many people are not exactly happy about that and turn to ad blockers to guard their privacy. This article looks at one way to measure the ad blockers’ effectiveness in terms of keeping their users’ privacy.

How to Measure Privacy

The method I used to measure how well the user’s privacy is kept is quite simple. It is based on the principle that data leakage should be avoided at the source. Ad networks cannot track you if they do not have any information about you.

With the help of our user experience and application performance monitoring product uberAgent I determined the number of different internet hosts a website communicates with. Each of those hosts has the ability to track the user – thus, the smaller the number, the better.

An Example

Opening the homepage of the New York Times in a browser without ad blockers just once resulted in communications with 84 different hosts! The list includes various ad networks and marketing analytics companies (Bizo, BlueKai, Bombora, Chartbeat, DataXu, DoubleClick, eXelate, Eyeota, Ixi, Keywee, Krux, MarkMonitor, Media6Degrees, Neustar, RapLeaf, RU4, Undertone, VisualDNA), Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and Yahoo. All of those companies can see that you accessed nytimes.com. In other words:

With a single visit to the homepage of the New York Times you become trackable by 18 advertisement/marketing companies and 6 social networks.

The full list of sites nytimes.com communicates with is quite long. Click the thumbnail on the right to see the full-size version.

Measurement Procedure

For a somewhat robust measurement of the effectiveness of ad blockers with regards to privacy, I opened the world’s top 30 sites, determined the number of hosts they communicated with and compared the numbers for configurations with and without ad blockers.

Sites I Tested With

I selected the 30 sites by Alexa ranking, ignoring multiple country-specific domains per organization. Following is a full list of sites:

“Western sites” (mostly US companies):

  • https://www.google.de
  • https://www.youtube.com
  • https://www.facebook.com
  • https://www.wikipedia.org
  • https://de.yahoo.com
  • https://www.reddit.com
  • https://www.amazon.com
  • https://twitter.com
  • https://outlook.live.com
  • https://www.instagram.com
  • https://linkedin.com
  • https://netflix.com
  • https://ebay.com
  • https://de.pornhub.com
  • https://www.bing.com
  • https://www.twitch.tv
  • https://www.xvideos.com
  • https://www.microsoft.com

“Non-western” sites:

  • https://www.baidu.com
  • http://www.qq.com
  • https://world.taobao.com
  • https://www.tmall.com
  • https://vk.com
  • https://www.sohu.com
  • http://www.sina.com.cn
  • https://global.jd.com
  • https://weibo.com
  • https://360.cn
  • https://yandex.ru
  • https://aliexpress.com
Test Procedure

The test procedure went as follows:

  1. Deleted the entire browser history (including cookies and the cache)
  2. Opened the top 30 websites from bookmarks at the same time
  3. Cycled through all tabs
  4. Waited for 2 minutes
  5. Counted the number of sites contacted
  6. Repeated above procedure three times per test configuration
Test Configurations

I performed the tests for the following configurations

  1. Firefox 57 (default configuration)
  2. Firefox 57 + uBlock Origin
  3. Firefox 57 + Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus is more widely installed whereas uBlock Origin has a reputation for being fast and efficient. I used Firefox for these tests but I expect the results to be very similar to other browsers.

Results #Hosts Communicated With – All Sites

The chart below shows the total number of distinct hosts the world’s 30 top sites communicated with when each site’s homepage was accessed just once:

#Hosts Communicated With – “Western” Sites

The chart below shows the total number of distinct hosts the top 18 “western” sites communicated with when each site’s homepage was accessed just once:

Conclusion

As you can see in the charts above, ad blockers drastically reduce the number of hosts a website communicates with, improving privacy significantly. uBlock Origin lives up to its reputation of being more effective than Adblock Plus. Both ad blockers seem to be better optimized for “western” sites.

Comparing the top 30 sites to the New York Times, a typical media site, one cannot fail to notice that media sites apparently are much more notorious in terms of tracking and analytics than other types of sites.

The post Browser Ad Blockers and Privacy appeared first on Helge Klein.

A Voice-controlled IoT Christmas Jumper

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:00
‘Twas the night before Christmas Jumper Day, when all through the house… not a single festive sweater could be found!

Each year in the Citrix office in Cambridge, UK, we take part in the annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper

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Digital Transformation & User Experience: Driving Better Patient Outcomes in 2018

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 13:00

Whenever a breakthrough, life-saving innovation happens in healthcare, medical professionals have to adapt to the advanced tools and systems behind it. This process is nothing new, but the degree of technological sophistication needed to support these innovations is rapidly changing.…

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XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure コスト計算ツール

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

本ブログは2017年4月に Citrix Systems の Danning Yaoが執筆したブログ「Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop on Microsoft Azure Cost Calculator: Longer Name, Even More Features」を日本語訳(意訳含む)したものです。

2017年初に最初のXenApp on Azureコスト計算ツールを発表して以来、数々のフィードバックを基に開発を重ね、この度大幅な機能強化を伴ったXenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Cost Calculatorをリリースしました。

このコスト計算ツールには以下の機能が追加されました。

Azure ADアカウントでの費用見積もりの比較と保存
費用見積もりをPDF形式でエクスポート
24の通貨での料金と費用の表示
個々のCitrixコンポーネント(コントローラ、NetScalerなど)によるコスト分析

さらに、次の設定をサポートしました。

VDIワークロード(XenDesktopも対象になりました!)
追加のAzureリージョン(イギリス、インド、カナダなど)
Azure

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双方向コンテンツリダイレクトの設定Tips

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

現在XenApp & XenDesktopでは現行リリース(CR: Current Release)と長期サービスリリース(LTSR: Long Term Service Release)の2つの運用オプションがあり、最新版のLTSRとして2017年8月にXenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRがリリースされました。

前LTSRバージョン以降(XenApp & XenDesktop 7.7〜7.14)に実装された機能を含むLTSRバージョンとして待望のリリースとなり、Windows 10やWindows Server 2016の採用を検討されているお客様、XenApp 6.xやXenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 LTSRから移行をお考えのお客様からご相談を数多く頂いております。

本ブログでは、XenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRで利用可能となり、日本のお客様からの実装リクエストが多かった「双方向コンテンツリダイレクト」についてご紹介いたします。ブログ後半では、特にご質問の多いURL除外設定(特定URL”以外”をリダイレクトする方法)について記載しておりますので是非ご参照ください。

※各運用オプションやXenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSRについてはこちらをご覧ください。

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Azureクラウドから使うSkype for Business

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00

テクノロジーの進化はめざましく、Skype for Business OnlineとCitrix XenApp/XenDesktop for Azure(*)によって、クラウドからの通話が当たり前となりました。マイクロソフトとシトリックスが共同開発したこのユニークなソリューションは、電話だけでなく、完全なユニファイドコミュニケーション機能をAzureクラウドのユーザーにもたらします。

AzureでWindows 10仮想デスクトップ(VDI)サービスを提供するため、シトリックスはXenDesktop Essentialsを提供しています。HDXテクノロジーにより、いかなるデバイスを使うユーザーにも素晴らしいWindows 10体験を提供します。 マイクロソフトはAzureでWindows 10 Enterprise Semi-Annual Channel (旧称Current Branch for Business)イメージをホストするオプションを提供し、Windows 10 on Azureを実現します。

さらにマイクロソフトはCitrix XenAppを次世代のAzure RemoteAppサービスのプラットフォームとして選択し、XenApp Essentialsが誕生しました。Azure RemoteAppのビジョンを基に、業界をリードするXenAppテクノロジーを活用して、管理、ユーザーエクスペリエンス、セキュリティ機能を強化します。また、Citrix CloudのXenApp and XenDesktop Serviceを使用すると、Skype for Businessクライアントを含むポリシー、ユーザー、アプリケーションを完全に制御できます。

これらのソリューションにより、Windows 10仮想デスクトップの一部として、またはXenApp and XenDesktopサービスから配信されるアプリケーションとして、AzureクラウドからSkype for Businessクライアントを実行し、Windows、Linux、Mac …

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Performance Leap in Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac for HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:00

The performance of Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac has improved nearly 5x over Citrix Receiver 12.7 for Mac and it is on par with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows, especially with HDX 3D Pro XenDesktop environment running graphics intensive workloads. …

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Lessons Learned from Completing a Spartan Trifecta with My Citrix Colleague

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:00
This November, Justin Levy, Citrix director of social media, and I completed our first Spartan Trifecta, and Chuan Lim, a staff software engineer, completed his second of the year. You’re probably wondering what a Spartan Trifecta is – and …   Related Stories
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Time is Running Out for Special Partner Pricing on NetScaler SD-WAN Certification!

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:00
Time is running out for partners to take advantage of the special promotional pricing to get Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN Certified!

Until December 31, 2017, partners can still gain their certification for only $50. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the price

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Dynamic Subscription Icons in StoreFront

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:00
In this blog post, we review the steps for customizing the StoreFront UI so that the “details” link associated with each application is replaced by a dynamic icon determined by the application’s subscription status.

For example: Customized

Original

This is …

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MOQdigital & Citrix: Delivering Outcomes on the Crystalline Shores of Brisbane

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:30

If I had a chance to live in Australia, I just might take it. Seriously. I think I fell in love the moment my feet touched ground! When I arrived in Brisbane, and even more so in Sydney, Australia, it …

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Fueling Innovation at Citrix – A Quick Look at How We Spark Creativity

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:00
Organic innovation – the process of inventing breakthrough technologies in-house – plays a key role in keeping technology companies competitive and healthy. That’s why it’s critical to foster innovation within the company culture, and why it’s a priority here at …   Related Stories
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Citrix Named a Leader in Both Cloud and Hybrid EFSS Forrester Wave Reports

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:00
We are excited to announce that Citrix has been named a Leader in both The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms –  Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 report and The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – …   Related Stories
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Introduction to the CISSP Certification

Theresa Miller - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:30

Over the last decade we’ve seen an increased awareness in of information security in organizations.  This has been accelerated by stories about everything from viruses to hackers hitting the news.  This, of course does not account for those stories which do not make it to the front page.  If you aren’t familiar with information security, […]

The post Introduction to the CISSP Certification appeared first on 24x7ITConnection.

Monitor Data for XenApp and XenDesktop in Citrix Cloud is Now Available through OData

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:00
The XenApp and XenDesktop environment on Citrix Cloud gathers a large amount of historical data in the Monitoring Database. Accessing this data through OData was not a part of Cloud Services until now. We have introduced a new OData API …   Related Stories
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NetScaler MAS: Providing Clear Visibility into Hybrid Cloud Environments

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:00

This is the third post in a series that is exploring the ways hybrid cloud-based and SaaS applications are driving a new approach to application delivery.

In previous blog posts, we presented the overall challenges posed by hybrid cloud-based and …   Related Stories
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Coretek & Citrix: Delivering Confidence in the Cloud

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:45
I love this time of year. As we start preparing for the holidays, everything takes on special meaning. Lights get twinklier, music gets cheerier, the air smells gingerier… ok, so I’m making up words but you know what I mean. …   Related Stories
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