White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


Next-Generation Security for Higher Education Institutions

Higher education institutions must balance academic openness with protecting the personal information and intellectual property of staff and students. It’s another balancing act to maintain continuous, high- bandwidth access to resources while blocking threats and intrusions that could damage the institution’s reputation. Download this informative white paper to learn how higher education institutions are preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices at network speeds, as well as keeping sensitive data safe by administering granular security policies based on users, applications and content.


Top 10 Reasons to Strengthen Information Security with App and Desktop Virtualization

Explore 10 reasons why app and desktop virtualization should be the foundation for your layered approach to information security. It will enable organizations to pursue priorities such as mobility, flexwork and consumerization while effectively managing risk.


Ransomware: Four Ways to Protect Data Now

Hackers are targeting organizations of all kinds with malware designed to encrypt crucial data—and hold it hostage until payment is made. This white paper presents four ways organizations can reduce their exposure to the ransomware threat, and recover encrypted data more quickly and effectively.


The Risk of Outdated Technologies

Download this informative asset to learn global trends in IT security risks and reasons why security practices and policies need to evolve to deal with threats from disruptive technologies, insider risk and compliance.


Security in Higher Education: A Model for the Modern Institution

Institutions of higher learning are responsible for providing a secure environment for their students, faculty and administrators to work and study. To protect personal information, intellectual property and other sensitive data from breach, universities must find a way to secure applications and data across an increasingly complex array of devices, applications, network connections and usage scenarios. At the same time, the institution must meet the demands of users for a simple, high-quality experience on any device they choose to use, including personal laptops, smartphones and tablets, wherever they work. The cost of failure can be high, from reputational damage, to regulatory fines, to the loss or compromise of valuable research. Layering point solutions onto an aging infrastructure only adds complexity without building strategically robust security. As the threat of malware, hacking and other attacks continues to rise, the need for a more comprehensive and effective approach is becoming urgent.


Best Security Practices

This white paper explores best practices to address key user productivity and security challenges, and how tightly integrated Citrix solutions allow institutions to leverage the full benefits of mobility across campuses while managing risk.


Automating the Student Lifecycle from Application Through Graduation

The recent revolution in learning and productivity technology makes the jobs of research, teaching, and administration far more effective. Any educational institution would look unrecognizable without the apps that enable it to deliver on its mission. However, bringing on a new application can carry with it the hidden burden of administering access. Without a modern approach to identity management, IT quickly drowns in manual account provisioning workflows, and user frustration mounts as delays grow. In this paper we discuss how a new category of IAM (Identity as a Service) can address the challenge of automating the student lifecycle end to end, so you can delight students and keep your IT team focused on the most valuable work.


Higher Education IAM Landscape

The complex web of users and apps at a large scale that makes up the higher education IT ecosystem makes identity and access management for institutions challenging, costly and time-consuming. To better understand the unique IAM landscape of these organizations, we set out to learn more about the priorities, initiatives, and challenges that are top-of- mind for those charged with managing the myriad of identities within their higher education institutions.