Compare Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Citrix Gateway Logo
3,877 views|2,368 comparisons
SonicWall SMA Logo
1,870 views|1,035 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far.""Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience.""The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer.""The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine.""The stability of the solution is perfect.""The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN.""It's a stable solution while it's running. We don't have to work on it a lot. There are not many bugs, so it's easy to use if you deploy successfully. You can be sure of an uninterrupted solution for quite a long time. Citrix is a good product.""What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly."

More Citrix Gateway Pros »

"The most valuable feature of this solution is they have IT consultants that know SonicWall.""This solution has many options for remote desktop and access.""It is faster than other security options when using remote connections.""The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.""I like the load balancing capability.""I think they ask for a fair price."

More SonicWall SMA Pros »

Cons
"The load balancing could be improved.""If the solution had a more advanced DNS, it would be an improvement.""I'd like to see support for reverse proxy and more security features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The solution can be a bit pricey.""The dashboard or interface should be more clear in reporting issues. Integration with other applications should be more user-friendly.""The major issue is price. I would also like them to make other aspects more accessible.""I would like to see better configuration of repairs and downloading certification."

More Citrix Gateway Cons »

"The overall menu is not very user-friendly and it could be easier.""This is an expensive solution and I think that the price could be improved.""The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising.""The solution could integrate better with other platforms.""The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""User interface could be improved."

More SonicWall SMA Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.""Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market.""I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"

More Citrix Gateway Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The cost of the licensing is based on the maximum number of concurrent users, and it costs a lot to add them.""I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software is free. It is already built-in with the box.""Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."

More SonicWall SMA Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions are best for your needs.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The session monitoring capability is good.
Top Answer: Usually, with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.
Top Answer: I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.
Top Answer: The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.
Top Answer: I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software… more »
Top Answer: There are some features that are available on Palo Alto or Cisco that don't exist. There isn't a depth of information on SonicWall. The solution could integrate better with other platforms. The… more »
Ranking
Views
3,877
Comparisons
2,368
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
341
Avg. Rating
8.4
Views
1,870
Comparisons
1,035
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
1,058
Avg. Rating
8.0
Popular Comparisons
Compared 29% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 3% of the time.
Compared 13% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Also Known As
Citrix NetScaler Unified GatewaySonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
Learn
Citrix
SonicWall
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.


SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
Offer
Learn more about Citrix Gateway
Learn more about SonicWall SMA
Sample Customers
Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark BuildersUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Printing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government16%
Computer Software Company16%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 13 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes " Has the ability to be used in all types of environments, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP and AppGate, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP, Peplink SpeedFusion and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA report.

See our list of best SSL VPN vendors, best Enterprise Infrastructure VPN vendors, and best Universal Access Gateways vendors.

We monitor all Enterprise Infrastructure VPN reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.