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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

The Palo Alto device is well suited for a direct replacement for any traditional or other firewall. There is little room for error on this device, it will do exactly what you have it configured for. Between security zones, security policies, nat policies, policy based forwarding, and everything in between, you have to keep your head on straight when making big or small changes.
The Palo Alto does have one overall issue our users report more than anything. The Palo Alto is a strict NAT device, so unless you have the ability to 1 to 1 map IP addresses for your users who need something beside strict NAT limitations, the Palo Alto will cause you grief.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.1
Identification Technologies
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.2
Visualization Tools
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.5
Content Inspection
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.4
Policy-based Controls
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.4
Active Directory and LDAP
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.1
Firewall Management Console
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.9
Reporting and Logging
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.8
VPN
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.6
High Availability
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6
Stateful Inspection
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6
Proxy Server
Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.7

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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • AppID is able to see what the actual internet traffic is. For instance instead of port 443 just being "Internet traffic" we can define access to Facebook-base or all the other facets of facebook.
  • UserID allows us to define policies based on group or user access and integrates with our Active Directory. This helps to configure a least access privilege and if we find misuse of the network we can tighten specific users to a stricter policy.
  • GlobalProtect VPN connection helps our employee's connect from home remotely. This provides a very secure connection with minimal configuration.
  • Wildfire provides very up-to-date information regarding global attack mitigations and stopping techniques.
Christopher St.Amand | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • The CLI is a bit confusing, and it's difficult to find what you're looking for. Takes a lot of practice. Definitely not as good as the Cisco CLI.
  • Updating the firmware is often a very dangerous process, especially when jumping minor or major releases. More QA should be done to validate and ensure no issues during upgrades. I'll admit it's gotten better over time, but there is still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.5
Based on 12 answers
We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
Paul Luchini | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

I have used Cisco & Sonicwall primarily in most of my 23+ years of network security experience. Over the years all of these platforms have matured, but Palo Alto beats them all in terms of user interface.

The ability to run reports, get access to data immediately, and have the data be extremely accurate and granular is what sets Palo Alto apart from the others. Deployment of the VPN client(s) on multiple platforms is simple to manage and doesn't break other applications like many other VPN client software does. The performance of the firewall from a throughput and monitoring standpoint is second to none.
Anonymous | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Utilizing Panorama to manage all of our Firewalls Policies by creating device groups is a real time saver. We only need to configure policies once and push them to the appropriate firewalls saving a lot of time.
  • Having the added security feature protection is good peace of mind in an ever-increasing threat landscape.
  • Monitoring traffic by IP, URL or username provides excellent insight into our traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Gateway

General

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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Gateway
8.3
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
10.0

Usability

Citrix Gateway
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
10.0

Support Rating

Citrix Gateway
8.0
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.5

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