Citrix ADC Review

Has good load-balancing features but we have experienced some authentication problems


What is our primary use case?

We deploy it for enterprise customers and some schools that are located in Denmark.

What is most valuable?

The load balancing is one of the most valuable features. We have several load balancing solutions like F5 and Fortinet.

What needs improvement?

I will try to migrate all the tools to the cloud because there is more lab and more VPN scalability available in the cloud. It is not available on-premises.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Citrix for the past four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Of course it is stable. We have had some errors, like authentication issues, although those are easy to fix.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable enough. 

We started with 100 users and now are up to 2,500.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have contacted their technical support. They provided their contact details, the account manager details, so we contacted them frequently and as required. They are very good. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also familiar with F5.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It's deployed in our central location and four different other plants. It's not complex for those types of environments. Including the network setup, the entire deployment took 45 days. 

What about the implementation team?

I did the deployment together with my team. The deployment required four advanced engineers. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Fortinet but we found that it is not that good a solution in terms of it being user-friendly and it was not very scalable. Comparatively, FortiGate is a good option, and reading-wise I think it's good.

What other advice do I have?

I would tell someone considering this solution to know your use cases and get good documentation. 

When we experienced an issue, we made documents and we can share those documents and share all the details to help provide others with solutions. 

I would rate it a six out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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