Citrix ADC Pros and Cons

Citrix ADC Pros

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Reginald Bentley
System Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Citrix Director has been great. It gives us one pane of glass to be able to monitor what's going on with the user sessions as well as to keep on top of the virtual desktops, any servers that may be offline or behaving suspiciously, or any troublesome spots like disconnections. We also use Citrix Studio for maintaining the actual servers that are hosting these applications. We use it for delivery groups in case we need to modify delivery groups in regards to which groups have access to which applications. It has been very helpful.
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Michael Ewhe
Enterprise Server and Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Its flexibility, agility, and robustness are the most valuable. Its management and implementation are also quite easy.
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Eseoghene Charles-Adeoye
Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The solution is easy to work with and manage.
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reviewer1323054
Principal IT Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is a complete solution for those looking for an all-in-one.
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FZ
reviewer1187169
Senior Server Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I find all of it to be valuable, because of the flexibility that is built into this product.
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JH
reviewer1263516
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.
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Eseoghene Charles-Adeoye
Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The load balancing feature and the fact that you can do context switching in the WAF are the most valuable. We majorly use it for load balancing, but we also use it for context switching in the WAF. It is also robust and very easy to work with and manage.
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Syed Basha
IT Cyber Security / IT-DR / BC Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Manageability and visibility are good.
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MakrandTare
Senior Manager at Vodafone
The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.
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reviewer1220262
Customer Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is load balancing.
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Citrix ADC Cons

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Reginald Bentley
System Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
We are looking for some in-depth monitoring and analytics and more information that Citrix Director doesn't provide. ControlUp has insights that not only give you an overview but also allow you to do some drill-down troubleshooting for what's going on in your environment. We are looking for some more analytical and monitoring data to be able to monitor the environment better, not only from an application standpoint but also from the standpoint of the infrastructure to everything it sits on. They can provide more data to the administrators about what's going on within the application. They can provide data not only on the application side but also about what the application sits on. They're making strides with Citrix Analytics in regards to that.
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Michael Ewhe
Enterprise Server and Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Citrix ADC can be really complex. It isn't very simple like some other appliances that I've worked with. You need a lot of skill and experience to manage it. I'm not talking about a year or two. You need at least four years to understand it very well. It is not that easy to learn. They should make it a lot simpler for users to understand the management of it. They can also provide some additional training. The material they have on the site is not sufficient enough for you to understand how to manage it. Their training is expensive, and not everyone has the funds and experience for it. Citrix isn't very popular around these parts of the world. So, it can use some more marketing, sales, enlightenment, and advertisement. These could bring more market for them. Basically, there are just a few companies that really go for Citrix. Most of the companies go for VMware because they marketed themselves more than Citrix. There isn't much difference between Citrix and VMware. VMware is a little more robust than Citrix. Citrix has focused more on desktops rather than server virtualization, and that's the advantage VMware has over Citrix. Citrix also needs to educate and inform users about the infrastructure that is supported with a version. Currently, if the customers don't look at the datasheet, they might miss this important information.
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Eseoghene Charles-Adeoye
Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The solution should be able to scale more effectively than it does.
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reviewer1323054
Principal IT Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Too many bugs in the software and it's always difficult when you need to update.
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FZ
reviewer1187169
Senior Server Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
There are certain features that are very useful and Citrix makes you pay a bit more for them.
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JH
reviewer1263516
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Eseoghene Charles-Adeoye
Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
They can improve the scalability and the multi-tenancy feature. We recently tried to configure an authentication, and we ran into some issues while using the web-based GUI. It was very slow when you log in with your credentials in the web-based GUI. Each time we clicked on the menu, it tried to do the authentication. It works properly in the console.
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Syed Basha
IT Cyber Security / IT-DR / BC Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The interface needs to be improved because the competition is coming up with ones that are more eye-catching, straightforward, and sophisticated.
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MakrandTare
Senior Manager at Vodafone
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.
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MR
reviewer1220262
Customer Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use.
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