Compare Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. Kemp LoadMaster

Citrix NetScaler VPX is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 8 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 6 reviews. Citrix NetScaler VPX is rated 8.2, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 8.6. 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 Kemp LoadMaster writes "Robust, scalable, cost-effective, and has many templates for load balancing traffic of different types". Citrix NetScaler VPX is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy , whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy , F5 BIG-IP and NGINX Plus. See our Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. Kemp LoadMaster report.
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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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I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing.We really like the performance of this solution.The security features are the most valuable features of this solution.With Kemp 360 Central, our customers get a nice overview of their Kemp products and an easy way to upgrade firmware on all devices from a single interface.Exchange load balancing and reverse proxy for Skype for Business are key features.Edge Security Pack is valuable because of the way it separates between critical infrastructure and the public internet.

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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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Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration.The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly.To make it a perfect ten out of ten it would need better connection logging. If there is an active connection, that there is better logging. It should also have better management monitoring tools.The auth website of ESP is really lacking. It’s not responsive (mobile friendly) and the procedure of changing the website is difficult. We tend to avoid using pre-auth for that reason.Several elements of the GUI need work. For example, if you have many content switches, it’s difficult to find the ones you need. And where is the search feature?If you want logging for SMTP traffic, you have to enable ESP, which requires you to define allowed IP addresses. That’s irritating, to say the least.It lacks an officially supported, well-written SCOM Management Pack.They need to improve the UI environment. Currently, it's hard to navigate and use product.

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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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Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00.The license varies according to the number of megabits.It has a great price for the solution they offer.

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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.

Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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Sample Customers
Arizona State University (ASU)Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Construction Company6%
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Software R&D Company31%
Insurance Company14%
Comms Service Provider13%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
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