Compare Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. FortiADC

Citrix NetScaler VPX is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 8 reviews while FortiADC is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers with 4 reviews. Citrix NetScaler VPX is rated 8.2, while FortiADC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler VPX writes "Provides good performance for our virtual apps and desktops". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FortiADC writes "Good SSL offloading and performance, plus it catches security breaches in our academic environment". Citrix NetScaler VPX is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy , whereas FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Kemp LoadMaster. See our Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. FortiADC report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is load balancing.The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.The program is easy to install and to set up.The solution was very easy to deploy.The solution is very stable. We don't have any downtime or issues of that nature.My customers have told me that the performance of this solution is good.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.)

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TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.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
The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use.I will try to migrate all the tools to the cloud because there is more lab and more VPN scalability available in the cloud. It is not available on-premises.Some of our customers have questioned the security of this solution lately, wondering whether it is safe or not, so enhancements in this respect would be good.I think the documentation should be improved.We have issues with the certificates. All authorization processes need certificates, however, every three months we needed to change certificates. This process iss complicated for us because Citrix does not have a not user-friendly interface and does not off user-friendly services. This needs a lot of improvement.The solution is a bit more expensive than some of the available solutions in this region. One solution in particular that I noticed was cheaper was Kemp.I would like to see multifactor authentication added to this solution to improve the security.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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FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.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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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.

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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

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.

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
Arizona State University (ASU)Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Construction Company6%
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Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm6%
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