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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Microsoft App-V

For large organizations that need software to update at the control of the IT department APP-V is a godsend to manage deployment based on AD group assignment, maintaining software versioning for specific services or upgrades, and areas where you need to make software available without having to install the entire package - the streaming portion of APP-v publishes a shortcut on the desktop, then streams the install on demand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Virtualization

Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0
Application support
Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0
Device support
Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0
Ease of deployment
Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0
Application packaging
Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0
Security
Citrix ADC
Microsoft App-V
8.0

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

Microsoft App-V

  • Install Software based on AD group assignment
  • Safely and quickly uninstall from devices
  • Updating is a bit more difficult but manageable.
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

Microsoft App-V

  • Complicated software installs of interacting software needs significant care
  • Updating software requires a pristine virtual machine to update a packager
  • No longer being updated so new software practices aren't correctly captured.
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

Microsoft App-V

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft App-V

Microsoft App-V 5.0
Based on 1 answer
APP-V is no longer a supported technology and is on the way out, only on legacy support at this time. The changes in security emphasis in windows, as well as the changes in software development have meant that APP-V is no longer able to correctly package software. It has been superseded by the MSIX format and distribution via the Microsoft Store for Business.
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

Microsoft App-V

APP-V is able to do the majority of software packages for internal organization use, but when you get to a program that is space and resource intensive, moving to EMCO MSI Package Builder will allow you to capture the entire install process as well as any complex configurations needed for file locations, save directories, or the registry
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft App-V

  • Faster turn around for using Operating System Deployment as a solution to complex problems
  • Maintain software versioning up to date
  • Requires dedicated software packaging support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix ADC

General

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

Microsoft App-V

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ADC
8.9
Microsoft App-V
9.0

Usability

Citrix ADC
8.0
Microsoft App-V

Support Rating

Citrix ADC
7.8
Microsoft App-V
5.0

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