Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. NGINX

Citrix NetScaler VPX is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review vs NGINX which is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 9 reviews. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler VPX writes "Rewriting and redirection are key features for us". The top reviewer of NGINX writes "Extremely efficient in terms of the connection rate to the CPU cycles ratio". Citrix NetScaler VPX is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and Citrix NetScaler ADC. NGINX is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and IIS.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
+Add products to compare
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Citrix, HAProxy and others in Application Delivery Controllers.
291,567 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Quotes From Members Comparing Citrix NetScaler VPX vs. NGINX

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.

Read more »

Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.NGINX works much better than HAProxy in our current hardware and architecture for HTTP/HTTPS load balancing. ​​The robust software architecture allows for it to be scalable and very stable.​The flexibility of its modules allow it to be scalable.​​Zero Downtime has always been a strength in recommending infrastructure web services. NGINX allows me to execute such infrastructure with less complications and the ability to switch from server to server easily.​When I worked in a security research center, we tested NGINX to support DoS and DDoS attacks, and its results were great.Valuable features include authentication, caching, reverse proxy routing, and load balancing.The best solution, by far, for web traffic control for things in production and just around the house.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

Our most challenging part was to run an older PHP website reverse-proxied through NGINX. That was not fun.They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better. ​Make modules easier to enable or disable. The beauty and ugly side of the NGINX modules is you have to know how to compile the module. For beginners or non-very technical aspirant(s) going for NGINX, they have to learn how to compile the modules.​I would like it to have a more user-friendly graphical interface.The biggest room for improvement would be to allow NGINX Core machines to cluster for memory zones in some way with a plug and play module. ​Only improvement needed that I would point to is scalability. With it, I mean clusterized organisation on a low level. At the moment, the best alternative is RHEL HA.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
​NGINX is a free tool in Brazil. There are some companies which do support it.​The price is the cost to contract support with a specialized company, usually during consulting hours.​​NGINX Plus is worth it, if you need it. If you do not need the features or support, the free and open source package is more than capable. ​I am not so happy with their pricing policy, but this is not the worse thing in my life. I can tolerate it.Nginx is free. I don't have experience with the Plus version.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Application Delivery Controllers solutions are best for your needs.
291,567 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
RANKING
Views
415
Comparisons
370
Reviews
1
Followers
31
Avg. Rating
9.0
Views
6,838
Comparisons
5,315
Reviews
9
Followers
206
Avg. Rating
9.6
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Compared 34% of the time.
Compared 31% of the time.
See more Citrix NetScaler VPX competitors »
Compared 20% of the time.
Compared 18% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
See more NGINX competitors »
Website/Video
Website/VideoCitrix
Nginx
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.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

OFFER
Learn more about Citrix NetScaler VPX
Learn more about NGINX
Sample Customers
Sample CustomersArizona State University (ASU)Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Citrix, HAProxy and others in Application Delivery Controllers.
Download now
291,567 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Application Delivery Controllers reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.

Sign Up with Email