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Pros
"It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""The solution has very flexible configuration.""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.""What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly.""The session monitoring capability is good.""The solution is stable.""It adds great security to your outfacing information."

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"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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Cons
"We have experienced issues relating to multi-factor authentication""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration.""Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy.""I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.""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.""Their VAS product should be more productive because right now, we are using other VAS solutions but not using this one.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it."

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"This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity.""We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It costs about 4,000 a year.""Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market.""I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS""The price could be lower."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.
Top Answer: We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that… more »
Top Answer: We are using it as a remote access solution for our users and partners.
Ranking
1st
out of 11 in SSL VPN
Views
4,501
Comparisons
2,953
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
277
Rating
8.1
2nd
out of 11 in SSL VPN
Views
7,819
Comparisons
5,464
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
448
Rating
8.0
Comparisons
Also Known As
Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
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Overview

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.


The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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Sample Customers
Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise42%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Gateway is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 2 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "Provides good security for our virtual desktops while working remotely from home". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiClient and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, SonicWall SMA and Microsoft Intune. See our Citrix Gateway vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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