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2018-05-16T08:31:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Citrix ADC?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Citrix ADC, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20MSP

I would recommend it depending on the use case. If you have a use case for an application controller for load balancing, web application firewall, or virtual infrastructure, you can straight away go for this solution. I would rate Citrix ADC a nine out of 10.

2021-08-26T16:45:26Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to potential users because most are working from home in today's scenario. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Citrix ADC a seven.

2021-07-31T21:51:42Z
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Top 10Reseller

I would advise doing proper sizing and proper configuration to get the maximum benefits of this solution. I would rate Citrix ADC an eight out of ten. Everything is very good in this solution.

2021-06-09T06:28:21Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to just go through and look at the requirements and the needs of the people you're supporting. I will always recommend doing a POC, just to make sure that the product that you're inquiring about or thinking about purchasing does what it says it does because you don't want to be oversold something and it under-delivers. I will always recommend doing some type of POC to test everything out. If it is in your budget, then I would say go with it. It has improved the way our organization functions. I have been very impressed with the direction in which Citrix is going. I got introduced to Workspace last year, and I attended the virtual SYNERGY conference. It was very impressive to see so many upcoming things that Citrix is working on. I noticed that VMware also has its version of Workspace, so I guess that's the new hot terminology to use. The Citrix solution is called Workspace, and the VMware solution is called Workspace ONE. I would rate Citrix ADC a nine out of ten. There's always room for improvement for any application. That's why they have different versions or a series of applications.

2020-12-03T21:50:57Z
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Top 5Real User

You need to understand the infrastructure first before delving into it. If you don't have proper knowledge about it, you might run into problems while managing it. Not everyone has the skill to manage Citrix ADC. So, I advise everyone to get proper training and education before implementing it. It is very important. I would rate Citrix ADC a nine out of ten.

2020-11-26T07:09:48Z
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Top 10Reseller

Citrix ADC is a product that I can recommend, without any doubt or hesitation. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-05T06:31:43Z
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Top 5Real User

We're just customers. I would recommend this solution to other organizations as it's quite easy to use. There's so much that you can do, compared to F5, for example. With F5, you have to do a lot of tweaking to be able to achieve certain things. With Citrix, due to the infrastructure, we run very very easily. We run on ECA infrastructure and it's a great thing. It's very very straightforward. With F5, it's not as good. That said, it has some flaws that need to be corrected. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate it at an 8.

2020-10-20T04:19:20Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution. It is cloud-ready. It can be deployed on the cloud as well as on-premises. I would rate Citrix ADC an eight out of ten. There are some flaws that need to be corrected.

2020-10-19T09:33:25Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to anyone who is looking at implementing Citrix ADC is if they need flexibility, it's a stable product. It's one of the better appliances that I have used, even in a virtual environment, it's working great. I can recommend it. I would rate Citrix ADC a nine out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:16Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution can be deployed on-premises, public cloud, and private cloud. It's hybrid. It's a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-08T09:00:58Z
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Real User

My recommendation would depend on the company's needs. In my former job, we used to have f5 for load balancing and we used to have NetScaler for ICA reverse proxy for access gateway and we used the two of them in conjunction. In my current job, we have Fortinet for firewalling and we have ADC for reverse proxy for access gateway. My opinion is that you have to choose the best solution for every functionality you need. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because of the user interface.

2020-04-26T06:32:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

If anyone wants to implement this solution, it's important to be clear about your use case in order to grow with the product. Functionality always depends on the underlying networking. If there is trouble in the underlying networking, then you'll always have problems with NetScaler. I would rate this product a three out of 10.

2020-04-12T07:27:01Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that it works best for small-scale industry. I would recommend this for a small business, but not for larger organizations. It works quite well for 1,000 or 2,000 users, but I would not recommend more than that. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-29T11:22:34Z
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Top 20Real User

I would tell someone considering this solution to know your use cases and get good documentation. When we experienced an issue, we made documents and we can share those documents and share all the details to help provide others with solutions. I would rate it a six out of ten.

2020-01-29T11:22:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This is definitely a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution gets a ten out of ten rating from me. My advice to others is that they need to be clear of what they want to actually achieve and plan before they deploy. They should make sure that it actually meets the business requirements or the use case that they are trying to fix or sell.

2019-11-28T06:06:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It's pretty good, but the issues surrounding the certificates make it a difficult system for us. In terms of advice, I would give to others, I'd say that they should read the manual before implementing the solution. Also, be sure to have someone on your team who knows Citrix very well. If you do not understand all processes when you deploy this solution, you will have issues.

2019-10-28T06:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend the solution to people who need the services and features provided by Citrix. It's a wonderful product. We've never had any downtime on our NetScaler solution. I'm pretty happy with it. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2019-10-27T06:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have the option of configuring the workspace or the receiver for clients to connect, or they can use the URL option and then login. I prefer using the URL that is on the web. This is a solution that I have used for years and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Real User

Citrix NetScaler already has tons of features, already too many. We want any new advanced features that they release. One thing that scares me is that with existing products, Citrix does not have detailed documentation ready before they release. Otherwise, it would be better. From my experience, when Citrix launches something new there are a lot of bugs, a lot of errors, required patches, and no documentation. You have to get help. Citrix needs to create better documentation. Sometimes when I enable NetScaler, it makes the box crash randomly. I have to wait for three or four release cycles to fix it. The introduction of new features from Citrix for NetScaler always has a lot of problems. I would rate Citrix NetScaler eight or nine out of 10. To make the product better, Citrix needs to provide full documentation for each user with video tutorials. Configuration scenarios and demos would also be helpful. We have a lot of customer demand for this better documentation and setting up Citrix NetScaler is really complicated.

2019-04-03T08:39:00Z
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Real User

Customers need to look to the future and purchase the right model for their necessities. A new license can be purchased, rather than additional boxes. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Reseller

I would rate it an eight out of ten because nobody is a ten. I would give it a nine if it was a little easier to pick up. Out of the box it's easy. Anybody who's an engineer can usually pick it up or if they've had previous load balancing experience, it's easy. Obviously, not everybody has that kind of experience.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Consultant

I would rate this product eight out of ten.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

It's one of the best application delivery controllers available in the market and it requires very minimal administrative effort to manage it. I would rate it a ten out of ten.

2019-03-24T08:52:00Z
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Real User

I give it a nine out of 10 because there have been no problems since 2015, from a security point of view.

2018-08-09T07:05:00Z
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Real User

You need to have somebody who understands application delivery controllers and all their features. If you don't have someone, I would highly recommend training in professional services to help out with it. We are sort of in the evaluation process of replacing everything with one solution.

2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
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Real User

Every product keeps improving every day and every year. The reason this has been a big technology piece in most data centers is because of the uniqueness of what it does. It's a beast of a technology but most companies, most organizations, they only use maybe 10 percent of it. But it's very popular and it's getting even more popular now that Cisco has started using this product in their UCS. It's a very heavy-duty product, so if you have a lot of utilization, or if you can use at least half of it, then it's worth buying. It's a very robust and solid product but it really depends upon what the use case is and, of course, the budget. Once you set it up correctly you never have to go back to change anything ever again. It works as it's supposed to and it's very dependable.

2018-05-17T07:35:00Z
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Consultant

Implement it fully, utilizing all of its features.

2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
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Real User

I would rate NetScaler as a seven out of 10 for good technical support on routine issues, but any issues that needed the development team's involvement took a long time. If you don't have very specific requirements such as the ASM that F5 offers, this would do almost all tasks as far as load-balancing is concerned (geo load-balancing as well).

2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
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