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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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.""The program is easy to install and to set up.""This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.""The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""It is a complete solution for those looking for an all-in-one."

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"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."

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Cons
"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.""I think the documentation should be improved.""Some of our customers have questioned the security of this solution lately, wondering whether it is safe or not, so enhancements in this respect would be good.""I will try to migrate all the tools to the cloud because there is more lab and more VPN scalability available in the cloud. It is not available on-premises.""The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use.""Too many bugs in the software and it's always difficult when you need to update."

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"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall.""Technical support and documentation could both be improved.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""The initial setup could be simplified."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very stable.
Top Answer: I don't have any details in relation to the pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution that I take care of.
Top Answer: It would be ideal if there were more integration capabilities. That's something that could improve. Technical support could be improved. The solution could offer a higher level of security.
Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: Simple to use and easy to integrate.
Top Answer: From a pricing perspective, I believe FortiADC is cheaper than the F5 and also cheaper than some of the well established load balancers. There is a subscription fee but I'm not sure of the exact cost.
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5
Average Words per Review
450
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7.5
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Also Known As
NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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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.

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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Sample Customers
ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Computer Software Company16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise47%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 20 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews. Citrix ADC is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our Citrix ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC report.

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