Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall vs. FortiADC

As of June 2019, Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review vs FortiADC which is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall writes "If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down we can still route them and they carry on working". The top reviewer of FortiADC writes "Helps provide workload distribution to the servers, but L7 Persistent load-balancing not working for me". Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Imperva Incapsula. FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Kemp LoadMaster.
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Pros
When our primary link goes down I can still get to my Cisco devices and the NetScaler devices on-prem because of the SDN solution. If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down, we can still route them, they still get internet based on the SDN solution through one of the other sites. They can carry on working.

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Key features include SSL Offloading, VM availability, and L7 load balancing.The main feature that we use is GSLB (Global Server Load Balancing). GSLB makes the customer's network more reliable by scaling applications across multiple datacenters. GSLB as a disaster recovery solution can direct traffic based on site availability.Because ADC is the intermediary between the servers and the end-user application, it gives thorough information about the traffic, what the problem is.

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Cons
Security could be improved because then I can get rid of my Cisco firewalls. If they improve the security then I could run my security, my proxy, my firewalling and my SDN solution on one device instead of having to have multiple devices.

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The user interface could be more friendly and CLI could be more like that of Fortigate.I think it would be helpful if Fortinet put more video examples on their cookbook site.The L7 Persistent load-balancing algorithm has not worked for me after having tested it many times with my customer's in-house application. I'd like to suggest that the company make sure that all load-balancing algorithms work properly with most applications, even those that are in-house apps.Setup could be easier. The company's homework is to redesign those menus to configure with the smallest number of steps.

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Compared to F5, FortiADC pricing is better.The price is competitive

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FortiADC Application Delivery Controller
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Overview
Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is a comprehensive full function ICSA, Common Criteria, FIPS-certified web application firewall that analyzes all bi-directional traffic, including SSL-encrypted communication, to protect against a broad range of security threats. It provides the ability to perform deep-packet inspection of HTTP, HTTPS and XML as well as protection against OWASP top 10. NetScaler AppFirewall threat protection includes and is not limited to SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting attacks, cookie tampering, form validation and protection, HTTP and XML reply and request format validation, JSON payload inspection, signature and behavior based protections, data loss prevention (DLP) support including the monitoring of traffic for intended and unintended data exposure, DoS protection, authentication, authorization and auditing support and reporting, and policy tools that provide for easier PCI-DSS compliance verification.

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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Sample Customers
NSS Labs, ICSA LabsBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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