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105 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    Citrix Gateway

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    NGINX

    86%
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    5 Ratings

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    8 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    8 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NGINX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Citrix Gateway

    87%
    16 Ratings
    8.9

    NGINX

    89%
    32 Ratings

    Usability

    Citrix Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Citrix Gateway

    80%
    3 Ratings
    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    The best usage scenario for Citrix Netscaler Gateway is in enterprises with a high volume of telecommuting users or in situations where the user needs to access certain applications from anywhere. In our case as a hospital, we need our doctors to access the medical records of the patients and be able to carry out any required action, with a high level of security and with a certain agility.
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    F5

    [NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • Very accessible to any app, and any devices using single URL.
    • Very helpful to all the people using Citrix Gateway to do their job.
    • Using Citrix Gateway agents are being productive and more successful in their roles as long as there's no issue or system down.
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    F5

    • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
    • Great at serving static content.
    • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
    • Open-Source (no cost)!
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • I suggest make it more faster because sometimes its lagging but not all the time.
    • When it comes to Notepad I suggest having options for the size of fonts, and color of fonts, to make it look nicer.
    • I suggest making it more user-friendly, and more features so that users can perfectly maximize this tool.
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    F5

    • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
    • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
    • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
    • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
    • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix Gateway

    Starting Price

    $995 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Gateway 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

      The price for a Citrix Gateway (VPX) perpetual license is $995.00. You must contact the sales team for subscription license pricing.

      NGINX

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      NGINX editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        F5

        Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
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        Support Rating

        Citrix

        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.
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        F5

        Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Citrix

        I have not used any products that are somewhat similar to what Citrix Gateway does. And I don't think my company does have another product like it. I have worked in 3 different lines of business for the past 3 years in the company but this is the only time I was required to use it.
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        F5

        We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
        • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
        • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
        • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
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        Return on Investment

        Citrix

        • we moved from Cisco to Citrix VPN, and no longer had to worry about certificate issues
        • profile issues from Cisco were no longer a problem with Citrix.
        • the amount of time PER VPN call dropped significantly in the internal helpdesk, however, the volume of calls stayed the same.
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        F5

        • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
        • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
        • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
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