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Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Gateway

It is a solid workhorse of a VPN client, and because of what it can connect to, it has the ability to do great things. but with sharp tools, remember to watch your fingers, as, without a solid security plan, the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway can be dangerous to the company. [this goes for all VPN clients].
David Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster is an awesome product in load balancing or reverse proxy scenarios for Microsoft Exchange, but it can be used for other services too like ADFS, NPS, custom web applications, RDS farms, etc. The pre-authentication features also allow MFA to be used with products that don't offer a native functionality.Kemp VLM, the virtual appliances, can be deployed and configured very quickly. I'd say, a Kemp VLM pair[ed] with HA for an Exchange deployment can be set up in 2 to 3 hours.The Kemp LM is not supported as a reverse proxy for ADFS, although it could be used as such. But it can load balance Microsoft's Web Application Proxy instead, which is the native Federation Services proxy.
Markus Hengstler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix Gateway

  • Citrix Netscaler Gateway is a solid front end for any organizations externally facing infrastructure. Nothing is impenetrable but Netscaler is as close to it as you can get.
  • Netscaler is high on available customization so it can be used by both small shops and large shops in that it offers opportunity to change most parts of the system to your liking.
  • In blending well with Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop systems, Netscaler is particularly strong in protecting other Citrix products. Both the Netscaler and the Xen systems have hooks built into them to best use each other.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • Where the LoadBalancer excels is the multiple levels at which you can load balance servers. We currently use layer 7 LB, but others are available as well.
  • I particularly like the ability for the LB to know when servers are down, and if all are offline then you can create a redirect to a static HTML page or some other destination that is more informative.
  • The ease in which a service can be created and deployed using already pre-canned templates makes it a very convenient setup process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Gateway

  • Cannot use Microsoft TEAMS through Citrix Gateway. This is used daily and is a big problem.
  • Cannot access software on computer in the office, outside of the office
  • Have to use other programs other than Citrix Gateway to access BNA Interactive Forms software and Microsoft TEAMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • Ability to 'clone' existing Virtual Services for rapid deployment of similar ones.
  • A better API for ease of automation.
  • Simplification of Certificate management.
  • Better explanations of Kemp implementations of industry standard protocols like VRRP (or CARP)
  • More control over device factory reset configuration and forcibly breaking HA pairs at boot time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Gateway

No score
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Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I'm very pleased with the support I've received as well as the quality of the product.
Jared Lorz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
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Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Kemp makes it very easy to setup, configure and manage the LoadMaster without needing a lot of help from their engineers. The interface is very easy to understand and intuitive to use. We like how it is not complicated - I can easily have one of my techs login and they can figure out how to setup/configure virtual services for load balancing without needing a manual or tech support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Citrix Gateway

Citrix Gateway 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Support is pretty good and pretty fast to respond. I can't say I can really complain about the support experience I've had with them, as they've resolved issues within a reasonable time-frame. Of course, they could always be faster and better, but I think for what we pay, it's well worth the money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster 10.0
Based on 30 answers
Support has been easy to deal with; I have only need[ed] to contact them a few times during setup.Once its been in place and operational, we have not need[ed] to mess with the system [which] is a huge advantage. I like system[s] that do not break and require constant attention in a production environment.
Jim Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Gateway

The main benefit of Citrix above other access gateways (for example Remote Desktop Connection/LogMeIn) is that it is relatively intuitive and easy to use for both the Gateway host and anyone using the gateway to access data. It also provides more flexibility than most other products when it comes to configuring the security of the Gateway to reflect the varying protection levels needed by different organisations/for different data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

We chose Kemp LoadMaster because it is 1/10 the price of the competition and MUCH easier to deploy and configure and WORKS. We have had ZERO issues with the product since installation. Their engineers and their sales team have both reached out post-install to check in and see if everything is working as expected.
Lou Melograna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Gateway

  • As an end user, I cannot speak to the ROI in a positive or negative light. My understanding would be that is a positive as we have been using it for several years.
Haley Lay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kemp LoadMaster

  • Stability from 2017 much improved over earlier years.
  • 2015 & 2016 the system caused more downtime than it resolved. 2017 downtime was improved by the system
  • Some issues, particularly with our simple (relatively) Exchange and network configuration ended up being very complex and difficult to resolve. Allow plenty of support time and insist on detailed failure analysis from he suppliers.
  • When running stability performs well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Gateway

General

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

Citrix Gateway Editions & Modules

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Kemp LoadMaster

General

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

Kemp LoadMaster Editions & Modules

Edition
VLM-500$2,0001
VLM-3000$4,0001
VLM-MAX$10,0001
VLM-500$1,7202
VLM-3000$3,0502
VLM-MAX$7,6102
  1. perpetual license
  2. per year
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