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 email@example.com or by calling 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).