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So I've heard some rumour that this is one of Citrix's next project ideas? On the surface of it, it makes good sense because it will also cause (by default) the very integration between the various product lines that exist today after the recent acquasitions, not to mention that it will also provide a potential revenue stream to help fund this integration.
 
I'd imagine that if it gains traction, both internally and with customers feedback, then the more successful it is then this will be the start of some creep on the project scope to include more of the product range? either in a seperate second phase/product release or rolled up in this one.
 
I almost wonder why they Citrix are not considering adding the BioPassword in to the mix? Or perhaps it's still early days on that component?
 
Either way, this is an interesting approach, let's hope they can pull it off?
 
Overview:
Project Kent, is being mooted as a business continuity / disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution for enterprises that utilizes Presentation Server, GoToMyPC, and the CAG? The solution looks at connecting displaced workers back to the applications and communications that they need?

Project Kent. Enterprises will place Project Kent technology in all Data Centres, which would be presumably be integrated into the CAG. The appliance will function as a “Business Continuity Manager,” performing the following roles: Emergency Home Page, Alerting Mechanism, SMS notifications, Roll Call, USB Key/Thin Client Management, VoIP redirection, SSL-VPN, Instant Messaging, etc. The idea is that an enterprise issues its “Emergency Response Team” (ERT) with red USB keys and its users with other USB keys. In the event of a BC/DR scenario, an ERT will find any PC (Cybercafé, home PC, etc.), insert the red key which will ask a few questions and initiate a “state of emergency.” This will in turn message (via Blackberry, SMS, phone, etc.) other ERTs that an emergency has been declared. The Business Continuity Manager appliance will now assume a role to coordinate all further activities and will become an enterprise’s “Emergency Home Page.” As users and other ERTs connect via their USB keys, the appliance will provide access, priorities, coordinate activities and facilitate communications, send alerts, conduct roll calls, etc.

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 8:10 AM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Security | Back to top


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