Citrix Web App and API Protection Overview

Citrix Web App and API Protection is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top Web Application Firewalls. It is most often compared to F5 Advanced WAF: Citrix Web App and API Protection vs F5 Advanced WAF

What is Citrix Web App and API Protection?

Citrix Web App Firewall is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects web applications and sites from both known and unknown attacks, including application-layer and zero-day threats. Despite an ever-evolving threat landscape, Citrix Web App Firewall delivers comprehensive protection without degrading throughput or application response times. Available as a cloud solution or integrated within the Citrix ADC platform, simplified configuration controls further mitigate risk. Our pooled licensing options allow you to grow incrementally and scale on demand.

Citrix Web App and API Protection is also known as Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall , Citrix Web App Firewall.

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Technical Project Manager with 10,001+ employees
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If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down we can still route them and they carry on working

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for proxy firewalling.

Pros and Cons

  • "When our primary link goes down I can still get to my Cisco devices and the NetScaler devices on-prem because of the SDN solution. If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down, we can still route them, they still get internet based on the SDN solution through one of the other sites. They can carry on working."
  • "Security could be improved because then I can get rid of my Cisco firewalls. If they improve the security then I could run my security, my proxy, my firewalling and my SDN solution on one device instead of having to have multiple devices."

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give somebody researching this solution is to do your research properly and see what's the best solution for the company and the company's needs before you make a decision. You can't just randomly pick a device. You have to do your investigations first. Put in proof of concepts, speak to your seniors. You must tell them what exactly is your company requirements and which device is going to suit those requirements the best. I would rate it a nine out of ten.
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