Compare Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 8 reviews while SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN is ranked 6th in SSL VPN with 3 reviews. Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway is rated 8.6, while SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler Unified 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 SSL-VPN writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco SSL VPN and Microsoft UAG, whereas SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway and F5 BIG-IP. See our Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN report.
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Pros
What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly.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.The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN.The stability of the solution is perfect.The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine.The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer.Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience.We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far.

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It is faster than other security options when using remote connections.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.

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

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The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.

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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.The cost of the licensing is based on the maximum number of concurrent users, and it costs a lot to add them.

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out of 15 in SSL VPN
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1,510
Avg. Rating
7.7
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Overview

NetScaler Unified Gateway provides industry trusted remote access to XenApp and XenDesktop, as well as all of your enterprise web, SaaS, and Citrix apps. The secure network remote access gateway simplifies and consolidates your infrastructure to deliver a seamless user experience while centralizing management. Using NetScaler Unified Gateway to deliver XenApp and XenDesktop, you can eliminate the need for a separate remote access SSL VPN for enterprise and cloud apps, reducing your overall costs and providing a seamless user experience.

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.
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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 BuildersUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
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