Citrix NetScaler 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 »
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 »
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 »
Vitor Arruda
IT Infrastructure Analyst at WEG
We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs. View full review »
João Almeida
System Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
It all depends on the features that will be used and the number of accesses. View full review »
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 »
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 »
Citrix / Virtualization Pre-Sales and Implementation Engg. at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Costly product and complicated licensing. View full review »
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 »
Maksim Sataev
network specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's not for startups or SOHO. 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 »

Sign Up with Email