Citrix NetScaler VPX vs F5 BIG-IP

Citrix NetScaler VPX is ranked 11th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review vs F5 BIG-IP which is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 27 reviews. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler VPX writes "Rewriting and redirection are key features for us". The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Hardware and software partitioning enable us to deploy multiple instances, two vCMPs". Citrix NetScaler VPX is most compared with HAProxy , F5 BIG-IP and NGINX. F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and HAProxy .
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Enables a Web service that offers persistent client-server connections, IP restriction, URL rewrite (such as remove "/assets/" path from client-side URL path), and cache for CSS or JS files... You can easily use the GUI to set up all these requirements on the same network device within 20-30 minutes. (If you do the same steps on CLI, it might take less time.)If you need PCI-compliance and have high security requirements, WAF is the most valuable feature. If you need to monitor your load-balancing services with complex types of monitoring, make sure everything is alright, and load balancing is important, Content Switching and Monitoring features are the keys to your needs. If you want to provide a lot of static images or data, the Caching feature works best for you.I would say the rewriting and redirection functions are must-have's for us.

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The occasion in which we needed technical support, we didn't have problems with them, because they always answered our questions without any trouble.I have Big-IP change and control manager, which give me the roll back option. Therefore, I can view the last things which happened on the device.It is very intuitive, easy to deploy, and manage.Users can see a remarkable performance difference from a qualitative sense.Our experience has been very good, in terms of performance, and securing our application infrastructure.The Local Traffic Manager (LTM) provides a simple low balance and SSL decryption, in addition to some TCP parameters, for incoming and outgoing traffic to redirect appropriate traffic patterns to appropriate servers.We are using Application Security Manager (ASM) as a web application firewall, where there is a security signature to avoid a web level breach.It helps us recognize sessions from certain IPs that are authorized to manage the application. This is a function we haven't found anywhere else.

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We had some bugs in the previous firmware. These were not big issues, but more testing on the firmware would be key to happier customers.

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They need to improve the interface and some of the functionalities.We need best-practice information. They have something called DevCentral and a blog. But we want something from F5 itself regarding how to tackle the false-positive configurations. If you go into detail with so many configurations it will find so many false positives from the moment it is enabled that it will quickly impact your applications, and it will not work.I would like there to be more device security. I would like the tool to support SSL links, along with SSL and TLS.They need to develop the reporting tools further.Implementing whitepapers with a lot more applications could easily be added.There is a challenge in Pakistan. This is when there is a hardware failure. Sometimes, it takes more time to get a replacement because it is sent out from the U.S. or some other regional outpost. Thus, it takes two to three days to receive a replacement.I would like to see F-5 implement a regular routing like in other Linux-based devices. When we try and integrate in some complex networks, we have to use some additional routing scenarios from a Layer 3 perspective, then we have some problems. It would be great if this were fixed somehow.Logging is a bit of a problem. Logging and monitoring are only in plain text. You have to search and you have to know what you are searching for to find anything. So of course, monitoring and getting alerts for abnormal situations is hard. There are no tools for monitoring and alerts

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The pricing is inclusive of many features.Security should be involved in any base license. When you bring on F5, you only have default license. Then, the ASM product license has to be purchased. It would be great if F5 could include the ASM in the base license.It's fair, it's not too expensive. Maybe just a little high.It is the best solution, but that comes with an increased price.Try to negotiate all the software features that you require upfront.The licensing strategy for F5 is good.It's not a cheap product, but there are no other replacements for what we do with it.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsBIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller
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Overview
Overview

NetScaler VPX provides the complete NetScaler web and application load balancing, secure and remote access, acceleration, security and offload feature set in a simple, easy-to-install virtual appliance. IT organizations, cloud and telecom service providers of any size can deploy NetScaler VPX on industry standard hypervisors—on demand—anywhere in the datacenter.

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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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersArizona State University (ASU)Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider
36%
Financial Services Firm
29%
Non Tech Company
7%
Media Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
26%
Comms Service Provider
14%
University
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
70%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
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