Citrix NetScaler VPX Review

Provides good performance for our virtual apps and desktops


What is our primary use case?

We are using NetScaler VPX as a gateway for our virtual applications and desktops.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the securing of virtual apps and desktops.

This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.

What needs improvement?

Bugs in the software have had an impact on us. Better quality control or quality assurance would be an improvement.

Some of our customers have questioned the security of this solution lately, wondering whether it is safe or not, so enhancements in this respect would be good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Citrix NetScaler VPX for seven or eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Citrix NetScaler VPX is a very stable solution and it is used on a daily basis. Its use is quite crucial.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution and it is easy to expand.

We have a variety of clients that range in size from small businesses to enterprise-level customers. Most of our clients are of medium size.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for this solution is pretty good.

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

Prior to this solution, we used F5 BIG-IP and the Azure Load Balancer.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple. It takes 30 or 40 minutes to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I am a consultant and the person responsible for deploying this solution. Usually, one or two engineers are used during deployment.

The number of people required for maintenance depends on the scope of the project. I would say that two to three people are the average.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used. It comes in many different sizes and models. I think that the cost of support, or maintenance, might be in addition to the standard feeds.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our clients do evaluate other options and vendors such as F5, Cisco, Palo Alto, and Microsoft Azure before deciding on which solution to implement. People generally choose Citrix NetScaler because of the performance that it offers. Also, if they have other products by Citrix then it is generally a good idea to stay with the same vendor because of compatibility.

What other advice do I have?

This is definitely a solution that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner

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