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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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"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense.""Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature."

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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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"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved.""There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while deploying it. There should be more documentation on the standard deployment."

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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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"HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved.""It is free of cost."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The load balancing and VPN features are most valuable. AAA authentication is also valuable.
Top Answer: Its price is comparable to others and affordable.
Top Answer: Its GUI should be improved. Its CLI is powerful, but GUI needs more features.
Top Answer: Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature.
Top Answer: There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while… more »
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13,894
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.9
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12,597
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9,254
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2
Average Words per Review
325
Rating
6.5
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Also Known As
NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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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.

HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

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Sample Customers
ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
Booking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm36%
Marketing Services Firm18%
Retailer18%
Non Profit9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise57%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. HAProxy and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix ADC is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 19 reviews while HAProxy is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews. Citrix ADC is rated 8.0, while HAProxy is rated 6.6. 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 HAProxy writes "Open-source, free, and has a lot of customizations, but needs more support and standard documentation for customizations". Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Kemp LoadMaster, NGINX Plus and Barracuda Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix ADC vs. HAProxy report.

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