Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. FortiADC

As of June 2019, Citrix NetScaler VPX is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review vs FortiADC which is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler VPX writes "Rewriting and redirection are key features for us". The top reviewer of FortiADC writes "Helps provide workload distribution to the servers, but L7 Persistent load-balancing not working for me". Citrix NetScaler VPX is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC and HAProxy . FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Kemp LoadMaster.
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Pros
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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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
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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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

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
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