Citrix NetScaler ADC Pricing, License Cost and Setup

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 »
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 »
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 »
it_user311946
Citrix / Virtualization Pre-Sales and Implementation Engg. at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Costly product and complicated licensing. View full review »
SecSpec3291
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company
We are quite happy with price. It's not too high. View full review »
FERHAT DEŞTEKİ
IT Security Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The licencing model that we bought has been good. The licencing model is more flexible. View full review »
Michael Robiso
Senior Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Consider the sizing first before purchasing the appliance. 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 »

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