123 Ratings
5 Ratings
123 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Citrix ADC is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Citrix ADC

84%
19 Ratings
8.0

Imperva CDN

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Citrix ADC

80%
1 Rating

Imperva CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Citrix ADC

77%
7 Ratings

Imperva CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Imperva CDN

I recommend it as a WAF, but not as a CDN. There are better CDNs, in my case I use transparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu) and Edgecast (now Verizon CDN).
Edu Ard | 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

Imperva CDN

  • Reliability / Uptime
  • Security
Josh Dix | 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

Imperva CDN

  • CDN functionalities are secondary and cannot be compared to a top-level CDN.
  • The WebGUI interface of the dashboard is very improvable. They have been changing the UX for years and it is disjointed and with services that have not yet been migrated.
  • The analysis of WAF attack logs is insufficient. It is difficult to analyze attacks of past hours, event filters are missing. It is complicated to analyze the chronology of an attack.
  • There are extra modules to improve the attack logs analysis but they are expensive and add little.
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix ADC

General

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

Starting Price

Citrix ADC Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Imperva CDN

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Imperva CDN Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Pro$592
Business$2992
EnterpriseCall For Quote
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details
Free Plan: Bot mitigation, content delivery network and two-factor authentication. Pro Plan: Includes Free Plan Features plus web application firewall, advanced performance, PCI compliance report, backdoor protection and SSL support. Business Plan: Includes Pro features plus blocks network layer DDoS attacks, blocks application layer DDoS attacks, auto-detection & triggering and supports custom SSL certificates. Enterprise Plan: Includes Business Features plus 24/7 support and uptime SLA, custom security rules, real-time event monitoring, load balancing and failover, infrastructure DDoS protection (BGP), manager service option and API access and custom brandings.

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

Imperva CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Citrix ADC

Citrix ADC 7.7
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

Imperva CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Citrix ADC

Our company uses both Citrix ADC and F5 BigIP. This is mostly due to team preference. F5 seems to require the use of separate types of devices to do multi-site load balancing while Citrix ADC functionality is the same software on all devices you implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

Also TransparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu ) and Level 3
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix ADC

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

  • It's an expensive product if you have a lot of traffic volume, but I feel confident with their WAF.
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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