Citrix has announced the availability of the new Citrix Branch Repeater, an “all-in-one” device for delivering applications to branch offices. The Citrix Branch Repeater was developed jointly with Microsoft, and uses Microsoft ISA Server 2006 Web caching to accelerate delivery of web content to the branch. ISA Server 2006 helps branch office users easily and securely access the Internet or corporate-based resources. More on ISA’s use in the new Citrix Branch Repeater on Thomas Shinder’s ISAServer.org blog here.
Internet Security & Acceleration (ISA) Server, first launched in 1997 as the Microsoft Proxy Server, is a very versatile product with a great many uses, including as a VPN, a Firewall, a URL filtering proxy, and with Citrix, a Web caching device. In addition to Citrix, ISA has a rich partner ecosystem that includes providers of URL filters, Anti-Virus, Reporting, User Authentication, and more on our partner page here.