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Pros
"It has helped us to increase the resiliency of the application and the performance.""I can turn on features without actually owning a license. I can test them out, I can use them for a while, and then I can be licensed up. That's awesome. I don't have to have a license immediately before I can start to deploy things rapidly, rapid deployment is a plus.""Very stable.""Helped us a lot with load balancing.""For desktop application management, I recommend the NetScaler edition. This product is like a Swiss army knife. Citrix NetScaler ADC supports the education front-end.""My customers have told me that the performance of this solution is good.""The solution is very stable. We don't have any downtime or issues of that nature.""The solution was very easy to deploy."

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"The most valuable feature is the vertical scaling of the application infrastructure.""The solution itself is perfect. It's easy to configure and we haven't had any initial issues with the hardware or power supply.""There are several levels of module so a company can upgrade if necessary.""The most valuable feature is the SSL upload."

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"The technical support has room for improvement.""I would like to see them make it easier to do some of the more complex things. For example, a web re-direct requires two pieces to it. You have two ports and when people want to go to a web page, they just type in the webpage that on the backend it will redirect them to a secure link. The initial setup of that is cumbersome because you have to do it twice. There are things that can be replicated. The IP address, for example, is the same. This change would go a long way. Don't make me do it twice and don't make me have to read tons of documentation to figure out how to do it. Ease of configuration for some of the more complex processes would be a good improvement.""Does not include security. A web application firewall would be a nice addition.""Technical support sometimes takes a little longer because of the multilevel ticket priority.""Citrix should improve the documentation. It is not really clear how to set up many features to our advantage. When we setup Citrix NetScaler ADC, we have to figure it out by ourselves without a lot of documentation.""I would like to see multifactor authentication added to this solution to improve the security.""The solution is a bit more expensive than some of the available solutions in this region. One solution in particular that I noticed was cheaper was Kemp.""We have issues with the certificates. All authorization processes need certificates, however, every three months we needed to change certificates. This process iss complicated for us because Citrix does not have a not user-friendly interface and does not off user-friendly services. This needs a lot of improvement."

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"The initial setup is complex but it is manageable.""It's hard to scale down the solution. You need to buy another product in order to do this.""It's unfortunate that the network firewall isn't really a next generation firewall.""The pricing for this solution should be reduced so that it can be more competitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees.""NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.""Ninety day free trial makes it easy to try out this solution.""We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.""Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The additional cost would be too much.""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."

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"The price of this solution can be quite high, and it is determined based on the size that is required for the environment."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the content switching.
Top Answer: ADC from Citrix has added functionalities from other products and the usability is very difficult for someone who is used to a simpler user interface, it's a little bit of a mess to use. In terms of… more »
Top Answer: The solution itself is perfect. It's easy to configure and we haven't had any initial issues with the hardware or power supply.
Top Answer: The licensing costs are very high for the solution. It's quite expensive.
Top Answer: The price is very high. They should work to make it more competitive. It would help if the licensing model was better. The support has not been helpful in terms of responding to and finding solutions… more »
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Also Known As
NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPXVIPRION
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Overview

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.

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

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Sample Customers
ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, AutodeskCity Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company12%
Comms Service Provider12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise44%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. F5 VIPRION and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 19 reviews while F5 VIPRION is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers with 4 reviews. Citrix ADC is rated 8.0, while F5 VIPRION is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "Has the ability to turn on features without owning a license to test them out and use for a while ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 VIPRION writes "Excellent for internal business core applications and has the ability to scale up as necessary ". Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and NGINX Plus, whereas F5 VIPRION is most compared with . See our Citrix ADC vs. F5 VIPRION report.

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