125 Ratings
125 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
74 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Virtualization

    Citrix ADC

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    89%
    Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Application support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings

    Device support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings

    Ease of deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings

    Application packaging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings

    Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix ADC and Citrix Virtual Apps are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix ADC

    86%
    21 Ratings
    8.6

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    86%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix ADC

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Citrix ADC

    77%
    7 Ratings

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Citrix ADC

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    Citrix Netscaler can be a powerful network appliance for environments that are fully committed and open to utilizing a network appliance that isn't made by a traditional network vendor. Administrator user experience has improved over the years and will continue to improve with the flexibility of virtual and physical appliances available for medium and large enterprises.
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    Citrix

    Citrix Virtual Apps is well suited for environments that require remote access with 25 or more users. It is not appropriate for small sites with 10 or fewer users due to the cost of ownership. Citrix Virtual Apps pricing plus Windows RDS licensing as well is required. Smaller organizations may not find the cost-benefit due to overall costs and/or the cost of managing the environment.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • Flexibility. NetScaler assumes its admins know a bit about networking and in-depth details surrounding the applications they are configuring access for/to. This being so, the range of configuration options is very broad allowing various versions' combinations of protocol patterns, expressions, rules etc., all to the benefit of the admin.
    • Granularity. Having such a broad range of configuration options available, while still allowing simple options to be configured simply. The GUI is well-stylized and navigation has a good flow.
    • Ease of control. For load-balancing of simple services right out of the box, NetScaler makes it pretty easy, compared to the range of options available in the surrounding GUI and under the hood.
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    Citrix

    • Excellent for remote satellite users with low bandwidth and high latency connection.
    • Keeps data and applications secure in the data center as users are only getting "screenshots" of the application and mouse/keyboard inputs.
    • Platform agnostic allowing users to access from Apple OSX, iOS, Android devices, Windows, and Linux.
    • Allows increase user density when applications are installed on centralized servers as opposed to on user desktops and laptops.
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • The documentation could use an overhaul with specific examples related to the command line as well as GUI. Explanations in the documentation would also be helpful.
    • Being able to have more than just one routing table would allow the ability to leverage security.
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    Citrix

    • Although I recommend Xenapp in all serious VDI/remote application situations, it is expensive and will add a lot of money to any projects budget. Some places will have a hard time justifying using it vs. the built in (free) Microsoft product and this makes the cost an area they could improve on.
    • Previous versions of Xenapp were more admin friendly than the current iteration. One example would be the ability to assign values to each server in your farm such that if you had a server that you wanted less users on it was an easy task. Xenapp now divides the users evenly with little way of doing granular load balancing.
    • Another crucial missing feature of Xenapp is the ability to move users from one server to another without making them log back in. For example, if you have a server that you know is having an issue it would be helpful if we could move users off onto a healthy server without making them logoff/kicking them off.
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix ADC

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix ADC editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Citrix Virtual Apps

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Citrix Virtual Apps editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Citrix

        Improve on the specifics I mentioned previously and could be a 10/10 product. It is also a confusingly branded product that I have supported in two large enterprises where IT departments are unsure if the product belongs to the Citrix remote access support team or the Network infrastructure support team (it should be the later) and typically under utilized.
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        Citrix

        Functions well in a Department of Defense environment, particularly when paired with a physical NetScaler that is FIPS compliant
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        Support Rating

        Citrix

        Overall, our organization's experience with Citrix support is that support can be hit or miss. Oftentimes it takes multiple attempts and much longer than desirable to obtain a viable solution for issues experienced with their products. It would be great to see Citrix invest time, effort, and almighty dollars into improving their support and bug fix process across the board.
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        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        Citrix

        Issues with overlapping settings caused troubleshooting to be a problem during the early stages of deployment.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Citrix

        We chose Citrix ADC over Kemp and F5 due to additional integrations with various products such as Citrix/Horizon/Monitoring tools. We additionally chose ADC due to better ease of use and ability to have the appliances be virtual or physical, with the configuration being a simple migration of code which provided flexibility to be able to do a hybrid environment with ease.
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        Citrix

        We tried Microsoft's RemoteApp before settling on Citirx's XenApp. RemoteApp is not scalable for large implementations, management can not be guaranteed, and multiple server management is not available. RemoteApp is best suited for smaller environments that do not require complex publishing. Citrix XenApp provides customers with improved maintenance and manageability, improved end-user experience for application delivery, and increased performance for users.
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        Return on Investment

        Citrix

        • It has saved a tremendous amount of money and manpower by allowing for broad support without the need for a VPN.
        • The security functions within Netscaler enabled our business to pass additional IT-based audits.
        • Having a full Citrix stack from front to back makes our business look more professional both to our users and outsiders.
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        Citrix

        • Citrix Virtual Apps reduce your cost significantly. Operating on the cloud helps you cut costs on not only network infrastructure but also on the human resources required to maintain it.
        • I can see no negative impact however in case the Citrix Virtual Apps are facing any network issues or downtime then it becomes a bit of an issue as you are dependent on the same for your network connectivity and applications access. However, you can raise a ticket and their support is great and helps you fix the issues ASAP.
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