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"Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.""The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.""Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.""It's an expensive product but it works well.""We get value for money. Its price is fair. I don't think it is overpriced.""This product is more expensive than some of the competitors.""It is very pricey, but we get it. If you need the best, money shouldn't be a problem.""When compared to other solutions, the cost is high."

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Overview

Ion, Akamai’s flagship performance solution, is a suite of intelligent performance optimizations and controls that helps deliver superior web, iOS, and Android app experiences. Built on the SLA-backed availability of the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Ion continuously monitors real user behavior — applying best-practice performance optimizations automatically — and adapting in real time to content, user behavior, and connectivity changes.

Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller (ADC) that accelerates application performance, enhances application availability with advanced L4-7 load balancing, secures mission-critical apps from attacks and lowers server expenses by offloading computationally intensive tasks.

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Eurail, Boston Scientific
ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
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Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise45%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, A10 Networks and others in Application Delivery Controllers. Updated: May 2021.
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Akamai Ion is ranked 19th in Application Delivery Controllers while Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 16 reviews. Akamai Ion is rated 0.0, while Citrix ADC is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "A scalable and versatile solution that allows us to easily monitor and manage applications and publish to many devices". Akamai Ion is most compared with NGINX Plus and HAProxy, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Fortinet FortiADC.

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