Citrix NetScaler ADC Competitors and Alternatives

The top Citrix NetScaler ADC competitors are
  • F5 BIG-IP
  • KEMP LoadMaster
  • HAProxy
  • NGINX Plus
  • Radware Alteon
  • Citrix NetScaler VPX
  • A10 Networks Thunder ADC
  • FortiADC
Read reviews of Citrix NetScaler ADC competitors and alternatives
Berk Sadik
Real User
System and Network Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 11 2018

What is most valuable?

It depends on your needs. * If you need PCI-compliance and have high security requirements, WAF is the most valuable feature. * If you need to monitor your load-balancing services... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Imagine providing a brand new Web service that offers persistent client-server connections, IP restriction, URL rewrite, cache for CSS or JS files and requires security features to... more»

What needs improvement?

We had some bugs in the previous firmware. These were not big issues, but more testing on the firmware would be key to happier customers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We deployed NSX on our infrastructure last year. It was great, except for the standard load balancer. We were already using Netscaler MPX on our physical level and expected almost... more»
Alessandro Di Michele
Real User
Games, Apps and Web Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* LTM for balancing * ASM for WAF

How has it helped my organization?

I'm a system integrator, not a customer. Usually F5 meets customer expectations well. It's best of breed and an... more»

What needs improvement?

Security and Reporting.

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

F5 is more expensive than other solutions, so you have to be sure F5 is the best solution to fit the requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Citrix NetScaler. F5 supports better features, from load balancing to security and application visibility. NetScaler is... more»

What other advice do I have?

You need the right skills to deploy it. Complex deployment requires TCL language knowledge.
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HAProxy
ShawnBrito
Real User
Senior Systems Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Apr 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important features would be the load-balancing of HTTP and TCP requests, according to multiple LB algorithms (busyness, weighted-busyness, round robin, traffic, etc).... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As our traffic began increasing nine years ago, we desperately needed to load-balance TCP requests (for DBs). We originally used round robin on an array[] which stored the IPs of... more»

What needs improvement?

The web stats UI, which provides the status of the health and numbers, could greatly benefit from having a RESTful interface to control the load-balanced nodes. Although there is a... more»

What other advice do I have?

I have used it for over 10 years. I started using it as a Web application (Tomcat, Apache, JBoss) load-balancer when it had a few stable releases. When I first start using it,... more»

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