What users are saying about
106 Ratings
16 Ratings
106 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100
16 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ADC

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

I've had good experiences with most things that I've attempted using HAProxy. About the only thing I haven't tried yet is setting up an HA Pair using VRRP which I just found out is even a possibility. But it does great at terminating SSL on HTTPS VIPs which is most of what I've used it for, About the only thing I haven't figured out yet is one specific use case I have setup on a pair of F5s for syslog forwarding to multiple destinations, but I also haven't spent a ton of time looking into it since I think there's a limitation with UDP traffic and HAProxy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix ADC

  • 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.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

  • Allow traffic to systems to be distributed evenly, providing high availability
  • Allow restrictions to resources using OAuth tokens
  • Allow load balancing of databases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix ADC

  • 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.
Josh Bugbee | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

  • Improved API level access - but I believe this is coming soon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

HAProxy 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to use. I was able to find a lot of documents for it on the internet. Very good community support.There are lots of examples available to try. We mostly use a command-line user interface to interact with it. The CLI is also super easy to use and very easy to interact with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 7.8
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

HAProxy 9.5
Based on 3 answers
HAProxy has an excellent documentation and community forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix ADC

I have only used NetScaler in the past which felt like a completely different application to what it is now. There used to be a substantial amount of lag and associated frustration when using it but now as Citrix it is superb, not perfect but for someone who knows what it once was, currently it's a delightful experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

This is the only load balancer I've used.
Andrew Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix ADC

  • More sales referrals; clients impressed with the ease and flexibility of accessing apps have resulted in more clientele.
  • Less time spent on other more time-consuming and less flexible technologies, such as MS RD services.
  • Increasing our cloud services footprint has been achieved because of our use of Citrix technology.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

HAProxy

  • Significantly lower investment vs competitors. In the case of F5s we have Virtual Editions so we're paying for the hardware to run it on top of the several thousand dollar licenses that are required for each pair and we currently have a pair of F5s per client so there's a huge potential for cost savings there.
  • Requires our network engineers to learn a new skill or our Systems engineers to take on the responsibility of managing the load balancers. It's not a huge difference either way, but it does impact the way we have done business in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix ADC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HAProxy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Add comparison