Citrix ADC Competitors and Alternatives

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ChiragMehta
Real User
Network & Security Lead at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Content Switching since it provides flexibility for routing traffic as desired to designated real servers. It also provides good geo capabilities through its GSLB feature.

How has it helped my organization?

This was a standard load-balancing solution provided to our customers. They didn't have many complaints about the way their traffic was being managed. We were able to handle specific requirements for persistence/stickiness.

What needs improvement?

Development team's response time could be better.

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

We had a mix of makes/models, as we supported a large customer base, such as F5, Cisco CSS. We have never had a case where we had to switch NetScaler out for another make.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate NetScaler as a seven out of 10 for good technical support on routine issues, but any issues that needed the development team's involvement took a long time. If you don't have very specific requirements such as the ASM that F5… more»
Андрей Шевченко
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 14 2018

What do you think of Citrix ADC?

What is our primary use case?

This product helps with load balancing. As an engineer, I help implement this for our company.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps with load balancing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable. 

How was the initial setup?

It can be a complex setup in some cases. 

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

I do not have any experience with the pricing of the product. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In comparison to F5 BIG-IP, this is the best solution. It is the best product out there. 
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable feature is the content.

What needs improvement?

The solution is a bit more expensive than some of the available solutions in this region. One solution in particular that I noticed was cheaper was Kemp.

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

There are costs in addition to the licensing fees, so the overall price can begin to add up.

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

We previously used Kemp Load Balancer. We still have it as part of our infrastructure. The main difference between the two is the Citrix solution is part of a physical appliance, whereas the Kemp solution is a virtual appliance.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution to people who need the services and features provided by Citrix. It's a wonderful product. We've never had any downtime on our NetScaler solution. I'm pretty happy with it. I'd rate it nine out of ten.
JackHsu
Real User
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jan 22 2020

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… more»

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… more»

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.

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 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… more»
MakrandTare
Real User
Senior Manager at Vodafone
Jan 30 2020

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.

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

We are also familiar with F5.

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… more»

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.
Real User
Customer Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is load balancing. This solution will do both global and local load balancing. The WAF features are very helpful.

What needs improvement?

The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use. In the next release, I would like to see more firewall policy support.

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

Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.

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

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that it works best for small-scale industry. I would recommend this for a small business, but not for larger organizations. It works quite well… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a solution by F5, but we found it to be a little complex and we didn't proceed with it.
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