Citrix user costs
Posted on 2012-03-29
Can I ask a novice question about the costs involved in setting up users for access to the network via an access gateway. So you have 1000 users. 900 of them have access to the network from a physical desk (internal access), the other 100 access the network from home via a citrix access gateway (remote access). Management decide this flexible working means they dont need as much premises, as many more can work from home. So they want to up the remote users to 500 from 100. Internally it isnt a thin client citrix setup its a physical PC per desk.
1) What $$ costs are involved "per user" to get them setup, in management speak with a breakdown?
2) How much work is required to set a user up so they can access a citrix gateway offsite? Minimal or is it quite complex?
3) Why do the costs go up when you implement 2-factor authentication. Or do they? Say you have 500 users all currently using single factor when logging in to the CAG, if security decide erm we need a proper 2-factor solution here, does this add to the per user cost for remote access, or not really?