SteelHead™ Deployment Guide - Protocols : Citrix ICA Optimization : Overview of Citrix ICA
Overview of Citrix ICA
RiOS v6.0 and later provide these optimizations:
  • Classification and shaping of Citrix ICA traffic using Riverbed QoS to improve the end-user desktop experience
  • Bandwidth reduction of compressed and encrypted Citrix ICA traffic using SteelHead Citrix optimization
  • RiOS v7.0 and later provides these optimizations:
  • Latency optimization for client drive mapping in the Citrix ICA session
  • Optimization of Citrix sessions over SSL using Citrix Access Gateway (CAG)
  • SteelHead Citrix Optimization for multi-port ICA traffic
  • RiOS v7.0.4 and later provides traffic optimization for enhanced data reduction for small Citrix packets.
    Citrix Version Support
    RiOS v6.0 and later provides support for the following Citrix software components.
    Citrix Receiver or ICA client versions:
  • Online plug-in version 9.x
  • Online plug-in version 10.x
  • Online plug-in version 11.x
  • Online plug-in version 12.x
  • Online plug-in version13.x (Receiver version 3.x)
  • Receiver for Windows version 4.x
  • Citrix XenDesktop:
  • XenDesktop 4
  • XenDesktop 5
  • XenDesktop 5.5
  • XenDesktop 5.6
  • XenDesktop 7.6
  • Citrix XenApp:
  • Presentation Server 4.5
  • XenApp 5
  • XenApp 6
  • XenApp 6.5
  • XenApp 7.6
  • In addition, RiOS supports encrypted and compressed Citrix ICA traffic optimization.
    For information about configuring Citrix optimization, see the SteelHead Management Console User’s Guide, the Riverbed Command-Line Interface Reference Manual, and the white paper Optimizing Citrix ICA Traffic with RiOS 8.0 (June 2013).