Last October I wrote about something called "Project IRIS." IRIS stands for ICA Recording / ICA Surveillance, and it was a technology project that Citrix was working on to help companies meet compliance and security requirements. Basically, project IRIS records ICA sessions (or parts of ICA sessions) in an encrypted format that can be archived. Then, if people think that the user is doing something they shouldn't, they can play back the recordings to see what the user was doing.
Citrix had Project IRIS running in their tech lab at iForum in Edinburgh this week, and I got to see it and speak with the team who's responsible for the product.
Project IRIS is becoming a usable piece of technology. In fact, Citrix plans to release a technology preview on July 18 to current customers via mycitrix.com. This is an interesting product that covers some sensitive areas, so by releasing this preview, Citrix is hoping to get feedback from the community about IRIS.
Because this technology can be used in so many different ways, Citrix will also deliver the evaluation with documentation that will lead customers through the evaluation process. (So don't worry! This won't just be a "quick build" for the public to see with no help available.)
Ultimately Citrix is looking for feedback from customers to help them define what an IRIS product would look like, and we'll have the chance to provide that feedback first-hand next month.