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Helped us a lot with load balancing.
For desktop application management, I recommend the NetScaler edition. This product is like a Swiss army knife. Citrix NetScaler ADC supports the education front-end.
I can turn on features without actually owning a license. I can test them out, I can use them for a while, and then I can be licensed up. That's awesome. I don't have to have a license immediately before I can start to deploy things rapidly, rapid deployment is a plus.
It has helped us to increase the resiliency of the application and the performance.
It is the best product out there.
Scalability is great. One of the best features of NetScaler is that it can scale out.
This solution allows the user to easily scale out application delivery, and provides secure remote access.
F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.
We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.
It is a fast and available solution.
It is the perfect solution when you have high workloads in your IT environment.
It integrates with AWS WAF, which makes it easy to deploy without changes to your infrastructure.
It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.
Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.
It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature.
Technical support sometimes takes a little longer because of the multilevel ticket priority.
Does not include security. A web application firewall would be a nice addition.
Citrix should improve the documentation. It is not really clear how to set up many features to our advantage. When we setup Citrix NetScaler ADC, we have to figure it out by ourselves without a lot of documentation.
I would like to see them make it easier to do some of the more complex things. For example, a web re-direct requires two pieces to it. You have two ports and when people want to go to a web page, they just type in the webpage that on the backend it will redirect them to a secure link. The initial setup of that is cumbersome because you have to do it twice. There are things that can be replicated. The IP address, for example, is the same. This change would go a long way. Don't make me do it twice and don't make me have to read tons of documentation to figure out how to do it. Ease of configuration for some of the more complex processes would be a good improvement.
The technical support has room for improvement.
It can be difficult to setup.
I would like to see more integration for single sign-on.
Should offer more flexible cost-effective licensing for small to medium sized organizations.
The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.
The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.
There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager.
I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.
I would like them to have more flexible models.
Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.
Needs to provide a visual interface to follow a customer's activity (from client to BIG-IP to SNAT IP to the chosen server, then back). Today, we are still performing packet captures.
We would like to see load balancing between the cloud and the on-premise, a straightforward deployment feature.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.
You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees.
I do not have any experience with the pricing of the product.
We are quite happy with price. It's not too high.
We have been evaluating F5, Citrix, and other ADC products. Citrix is the most expense of all of them.
They are expensive.
We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.
Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.
I would recommend that the cost be lowered.
If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.
The price is high.
We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.
Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.
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Also Known As
|NetScaler||BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP|
|Citrix NetScaler is deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services, and to maximize the end user experience for all users including mobile clients.||The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.|
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