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Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition and Citrix Receiver

NetScaler Version 10.0, 10.1, 10.5. Receiver Version 3.3, 3.4, 4.0 and 4.1
Product Type
Network and Network Related Devices and Systems
Product Status
Assurance Level
Assurance Level Notes
Product Components
MPX 5550, MPX 5650, MPX 5750, MPX 7500, MPX 8005, MPX 8015, MPX 8200, MPX 8400, MPX 8600, MPX 8800, MPX 10500, MPX 11500, MPX 11515, MPX 11520, MPX 11530, MPX 11540, MPX 11543, MPX 12500, MPX 13500, MPX 14500, MPX 16500, MPX 17550, MPX 18500, MPX 19500, MPX 19550, MPX 20500, MPX 20550, MPX 21500, MPX 21550, MPX 22040, MPX 22060, MPX 22080, MPX 22120, VPX 10, VPX 200, VPX 1000, VPX 3000.
Product Description

The Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition Load Balancer Version is an application performance accelerator incorporating a Transport Layer Security (TLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) with policy-based access control and a Web Application Firewall.

Cryptographic Evaluation information
The cryptographic evaluation performed on the NetScaler Platinum Edition allows a remote user running Citrix Receiver for Windows to access a PROTECTED remote desktop. The NetScaler acts a gateway to the internal network containing the resource host server, providing a TLS VPN between the Receiver and NetScaler. The NetScaler provides back-end routing to the authentication system and host server (typically Citrix Storefront or similar). Note that the cryptographic evaluation does not include the VPX platforms.

The evaluation includes Citrix Receiver for Windows versions 3.3, 3.4, 4.0 and 4.1.

The evaluation includes Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition Load Balancer versions 10.0, 10.1 and 10.5.

At the time of the Consumer Guide’s publication: 

  • Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition 10.0 has completed a Common Criteria (CC) evaluation at the EAL 2+ level.
  • Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition 10.1 did not undergo CC evaluation.
  • Citrix NetScaler Platinum Edition 10.5 is undergoing CC evaluation in the United Kingdom against the Network Device Protection Profile. 

ASD has waived the requirement for a CC evaluation for the NetScaler version 10.1 and 10.5.

The VPN formed by the Receiver and NetScaler may still be used in accordance with the consumer guide.

Australian government customers with questions regarding this advice should contact ASD Advice and Assistance at or by calling 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).