Citrix flags key Microsoft partnership for new Azure Virtual wide area network offering

Citrix has partnered Microsoft to provide its SD-WAN service as the Azure on-ramp for Microsoft’s new Azure Virtual wide are network offering.

According to Citrix, the joint service was designed for the WAN edge of Azure to help improve user experience, deliver consistent productivity and automate branch-office network rollouts.

Citrix’s SD-WAN offering features application-aware access from each enterprise branch to the Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN service. It aims to improve performance, reduce branch and remote connectivity costs, and increase security at the app and network level by combining packet-level, real-time path selection, WAN optimisation, firewall, routing, and application analytics.

“Microsoft and Citrix have achieved yet another milestone in delivering joint solutions for digital workspace and application networking,” said Citrix ANZ area VP Les Williamson. “These joint solutions give customers a much richer experience, granular levels of security at an app level and more choice and flexibility as they move ahead in their cloud journey.”

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