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Pros
"The user interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are that it's reliable, convenient, and easy. It always works if configured well.""The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.""The solution is very stable.""I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.""The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.""It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.""The setup and installation was easy."

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"We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far.""Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience.""The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer.""The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine.""The stability of the solution is perfect.""The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN.""It's a stable solution while it's running. We don't have to work on it a lot. There are not many bugs, so it's easy to use if you deploy successfully. You can be sure of an uninterrupted solution for quite a long time. Citrix is a good product.""What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly."

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Cons
"In terms of what needs improvement, it should have better integration. Although, it might have already been taken care of.""I would like for it to have support for the Dutch language. I typically use English in 99% of our communications but for some people, it matters.""The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.""The pricing needs to be better.""It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.""Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.""I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.""The servers should be more user-friendly."

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"The load balancing could be improved.""If the solution had a more advanced DNS, it would be an improvement.""I'd like to see support for reverse proxy and more security features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The solution can be a bit pricey.""The dashboard or interface should be more clear in reporting issues. Integration with other applications should be more user-friendly.""The major issue is price. I would also like them to make other aspects more accessible.""I would like to see better configuration of repairs and downloading certification."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.""The pricing of the solution is reasonable""There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.""Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market.""I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best answer i can give is your knowledge based on the two technologies, both are enterprise grade technologies. Misconfiguration is a popular threat that people ignore because they tend to… more »
Top Answer: The session monitoring capability is good.
Top Answer: Usually, with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.
Top Answer: I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.
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Overview
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.

Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


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Sample Customers
MST SystemsAeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company22%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Media Company8%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Printing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Media Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Citrix Gateway and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while Citrix Gateway is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 13 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes " Has the ability to be used in all types of environments, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployments". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP, AppGate, Symantec VIP Access Manager and Peplink SpeedFusion, whereas Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP, SonicWall SMA and AppGate. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Citrix Gateway report.

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