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"A reliable and stable solution for remote network access.""It's a stable solution.""It is very simple to use, and it allows me to get into the university's network from my home, which is very useful for me.""It is a product that is very robust and durable."

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"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.""The session monitoring capability is good.""Just creating that gateway to the storefront for Citrix is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""The most valuable feature is that it is secure.""The technical support is very responsive and fast""Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features.""It adds great security to your outfacing information."

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"The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them.""The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported.""When many people are using the internet at home, which is usually right after dinner, this type of service is a little bit hard to use. The internet becomes quite slow, and sometimes, I have to stop using this application. I am not sure if this issue is because of the application or my internet provider.""It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops and desktops as well."

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"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.""I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it.""Technical support could be improved.""We have experienced issues relating to multi-factor authentication""We are currently looking at automation. It would be good if there is some way to automate it in a fast way. It should be easy to automate. It also has some security issues.""Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy."

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"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""It costs about 4,000 a year.""The price could be lower."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is a product that is very robust and durable.
Top Answer: Only its mobile-based application is available right now. We cannot use it, for example, on laptops. That's the only drawback. It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops… more »
Top Answer: We are solution providers. We provide remote access solutions, internet access, and Voice over IP for our customers, as well as IT operational support. We use this solution to access their on-premises… more »
Top Answer: As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration. We want one which would allow access with a single click and only require… more »
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Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
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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 Systems
Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
Top Industries
Computer Software Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Educational Organization9%
Security Firm9%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company5%
Comms Service Provider30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business53%
Large Enterprise47%
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Citrix Gateway and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 4 reviews while Citrix Gateway is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 11 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.4, 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 "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Zyxel VPN Client, SonicWall SMA and Symantec VIP Access Manager, whereas Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet FortiClient. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Citrix Gateway report.

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