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April 29, 2021
Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Load-balancing is very effective.
  • Makes a great reverse proxy to ensure back-end resources are secured.
  • Very flexible in sense that almost any rule can be configured.
  • Works very well with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (XenApp & XenDesktop).
  • The policy engine syntax is a bit complicated to learn.
  • The UI is good but navigation is a bit cumbersome.
  • Configurations are somewhat complex for some features.
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April 22, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Helps protect our Citrix app/desktop delivery solutions via shared code base
  • Helps protect our WAN edge solutions via consistent gateway access to edge solutions via consistent gateways
  • Helps ensure user experience via load balancing
  • WebUI could use some updating and be made more intuitive.
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March 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Secure remote access.
  • Relatively speedy connections.
  • Older versions used to be quite laggy but this has really improved to be quite 1 to 1.
  • Remote PC use could be even faster.
  • Unable to receive audio when remoting.
  • Log-in process contains maybe 1 or 2 too many steps.
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February 12, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Secure connection while using the application
  • Citrix can be accessed from anywhere in the world from any device and any operating system.
  • Sometimes, we face occasional speed issues. No big deal.
  • Configuration is hard to do at the beggining.
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February 02, 2019
Aldo Gil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Secures connection to XenApp and XenDesktop (SSL)
  • Easy central management for XenApp and XenDesktop (SmartControl)
  • MFA Support.
  • Initial configuration can be time-consuming, one misconfigured item can require a reset and restart.
  • Firmware upgrades. Have a back up handy even though the process has improved over time its always a good idea to have the latest backup on hand just in case, this has saved me a few times.
  • User stability. like with all product peak hours can degrade performance significantly sometimes leaving sessions hung which require manual intermission. These cases are minimal, not a daily occurrence.
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August 10, 2018
Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Load Balancing
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Centralized Administration. It's a lot faster to setup a Citrix account than a whole user. You can deploy that same app across platforms as the Citrix client works on both iOS and Windows.
  • Citrix handles video much better than Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
  • Cost. Citrix costs more and you still need to have Microsoft Remote Desktop below it. However the value is there. Citrix does a better job.
  • Client needs to be reconfigured periodically. Keep your config file handy so you can just import it back in.
  • Little harder to troubleshoot issues. It's no longer a single server that could be the problem.
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September 07, 2018
Michael Downs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Users have their own user profile logging in.
  • Access to network printers remotely.
  • Access to network file that would otherwise be unavailable.
  • Shutting down the receiver when closing out of Citrix.
  • Compatibility with receiver versions across vendors using different versions of Citrix.
  • Occasional speed issues.
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November 09, 2017
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Provides flexibility in configuration of app delivery.
  • Provides speed in the app delivery.
  • The full desktop environment through the Xen environment is configurable.
  • There is a lot to configure and know when setting up the first time.
  • Tweaking and fine-tuning during set-up can be time-consuming.
  • Complex Issues with configuration often require Citrix support engagement.
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March 30, 2017
Phillip Mengel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The NetScaler is a great ADC for load balancing multiple different sets of concerns. Being able to run the virtual appliances in hypervisor from the appliance is an amazing design choice.
  • Being able to effectively run a VPX load balanced pair nested inside and SDX is an infrastructure masterpiece.
  • Ease of setup is a great feature for the NetScaler. Those that are not strong on a command line will be able to setup the SDX, MDX, VPX with little knowledge of the commandline.
  • Some of the menus for the NetScaler Gateway could use more detailed knowledge base articles detailing what each 'switch' does.
  • The refresh rate on the web(GUI) are too slow.
  • Get rid of Java completely, more modular updates to the codebase, e.g. quicker updates to fix critical issues.
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July 22, 2016
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • The companion product that is the Command Center, feels like an afterthought/step child. Though recent versions have been better, some of the trigger rules have issues applying (at least with the tests in my environment to VPX & MPX appliances) and there's an overall unease in trust with it.
  • Like most products in this type the CLI will provide the best experience where the GUI fails. An example is stats. A vserver that uses service groups will not show individual stats per server in the GUI (as of v10.5) but will in the CLI. I think things like this are just version deficiencies and will be corrected in future releases.
  • Java applets.
  • Citrix documentation is getting better but hasn't been the greatest in recent years and sometimes tends to be conflicting.
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June 10, 2016
Josh Bugbee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Load Balancing - The ability to monitor servers with almost any method you can think of, makes it a really nice utility.
  • HTTP Redirect/Rewrite - This allows URLs to be protected and rewritten. In the healthcare industry, privacy is very important.
  • Access Gateway - Data loss prevention is a must when it comes to health records. The gateway can be customized and set up with two-factor login, allowing the additional line of security upon authentication.
  • 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.
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June 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Support is fantastic!
  • The software upgrades are simple.
  • Installing the hardware and setting up the load-balancing is not too complicated due to the wealth of documentation they have.
  • Rule building is complex.
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October 26, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Provide secure and easy access to Citrix XenApp applications and XenDesktop VDIs to end users with customizable front-end.
  • Access can be from anywhere in the world from any device and any operating system.
  • Users with low bandwidth and high latency may still access our applications and virtual desktops securely with reasonably fast experience.
  • SSL VPN difficult to implement as well as manage with lack of fully functional tool to manage users for administrators.
  • Citrix Receiver to access Netscaler can be cumbersome to deploy and version stability and bugs need improvement.
  • Netscaler firmware updates can be difficult to upgrade with some native features not functioning correctly after an update.
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October 24, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is good for publishing apps instead of having to install on each computer.
  • Works pretty well with very little technical issues.
  • Easy for employees to understand and use with very few questions.
  • Sometimes causes issues with apps and compatibility depending on the software.
  • Sessions sometimes stay open and need to be cleared out by an admin.
  • Sometimes slow to open apps when connecting.
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What is Citrix ADC?

Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is an application delivery controller.

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What is Citrix ADC?

Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is an application delivery controller.

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