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"I find all of it to be valuable, because of the flexibility that is built into this product.""The most valuable features are the VDA Delivery, Gateway Fort, and the load balancing.""The most valuable feature is the content switching.""It is a complete solution for those looking for an all-in-one.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.""This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.""The program is easy to install and to set up."

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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.""It solves a problem for me where I can build files, not based on the health of the check, but rather the speed of the check."

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"There are certain features that are very useful and Citrix makes you pay a bit more for them.""The security is okay, but the monitoring and reporting need improvement.""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.""Too many bugs in the software and it's always difficult when you need to update.""The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use.""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.""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 think the documentation should be improved."

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"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved.""The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic."

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"It's an expensive product but it works well.""When compared to other solutions, the cost is high.""Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.""The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.""Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.""We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.""Ninety day free trial makes it easy to try out this solution.""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."

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"HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved.""The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial."

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NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPXHAProxy 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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ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, AutodeskBooking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
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Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company16%
Healthcare Company11%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Marketing Services Firm22%
Retailer22%
Media Company11%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. HAProxy and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Citrix ADC is ranked 3rd in Application Delivery Controllers with 17 reviews while HAProxy is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 3 reviews. Citrix ADC is rated 8.2, while HAProxy 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 HAProxy writes "A containerized solution for TCP load balancing". Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, A10 Networks Thunder ADC, NGINX Plus and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer, whereas HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Kemp LoadMaster and Barracuda Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix ADC vs. HAProxy report.

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