Citrix ADC Pricing and License Cost

Richard Hussain
Solutions Architect, Virtualization
It is true that it is a bit pricey compared to newer technologies coming to the market. For example, A10 is a load balancer that does everything that Citrix can and it does a lot more than what NetScaler does when it comes to the security space, and their prices are so cheap. Every box comes with its own license and support built into it. When you compare that with NetScaler, you have to buy licenses separately, you have to buy a support agreement that is going to be separate. A small NetScaler, even if it is a VPX which is a virtual server, could cost you close to $150,000 to $200,000 dollars. So the pricing is really high. The pricing has to come down. They usually have three-year or five-year subscriptions. I sold one to a hospital and the model that they went with cost them $500,000. That's ridiculous. It doesn't have to be so expensive because then a lot of people shy away from buying it. Their budgets are not that huge and so they have to look for financing options. A10 comes with the licenses. I don't know if they can come up with a model that every NetScaler comes with its license. Maybe, depending on however many users people want to put on it, they can have a different type of license and it can be cheaper. View full review »
Flight9875
User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are the regular license costs and you also have to pay for licenses if you want more DPXs or whatever. A standard DPX is fairly cheap. It's around $7,000. View full review »
OMKaewsaenchai
Total Solution System Engineer at AMR Asia Co., Ltd.
Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The additional cost would be too much. If NetScaler is broken, we can open tickets very quickly and request shipment for the new unit or a spare part replacement. View full review »
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reviewer1323054
Principal IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I think the price is okay. View full review »
JackHsu
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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. View full review »
Vitor Arruda
IT Infrastructure Analyst at WEG
We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs. View full review »
Stu3219
Solution Architect with 10,001+ employees
We have been evaluating F5, Citrix, and other ADC products. Citrix is the most expense of all of them. View full review »
reviewer1220262
Customer Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD. View full review »
Samar Choudhury
Assistant Vice President at Nagarro
I recommend this product to customers because they have a ninety day free-trial period. This is a good solution for people who also have a budget constraint. We have a five year platinum licensing agreement, which does not incur additional costs of any kind. View full review »
reviewer1170162
Solution Architect at a tech services company
There are costs in addition to the licensing fees, so the overall price can begin to add up. View full review »
Taras Zaluzhnyi
IT Security Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
For enterprise-level pricing, the cost isn't too high. View full review »
JacquesBodenstein
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for. There are also additional costs to the standard licensing fee. View full review »
reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
We are quite happy with price. It's not too high. View full review »
Shejoor Kulangara
Solution Architect at Diyar United Company
You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees. View full review »
Андрей Шевченко
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I do not have any experience with the pricing of the product. View full review »
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