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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.10

Citrix Receiver Windows Desktop Lock
Citrix Receiver Windows Desktop Lock Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Citrix Receiver Windows Desktop Lock utilizes Citrix Receiver in order to launch a published desktop with pass-through authentication configured within the virtual client.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. See Category tab/Comparable for the corresponding Mobile entry. Note: The implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team: http://vaww.eie.va.gov/SysDesign/CS/MT/default.aspx

Note: Beginning August 2018, Citrix Workspace app replaces Citrix Receiver. While you can still download older versions of Citrix Receiver, new features and enhancements are released for Citrix Workspace app. Citrix Workspace app is a new client from Citrix that works similar to Citrix Receiver and is fully backward-compatible with your organization’s Citrix infrastructure. Citrix Workspace app provides the full capabilities of Citrix Receiver, and new capabilities based on your organization’s Citrix deployment.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.3
Decision Date: 03/13/2023
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Citrix
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/13/2023).