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Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is an application delivery controller.
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Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is an application delivery controller.
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- Load balancing and Content switching
- Boost employee productivity
- Protect applications and APIs
- Slow support
- Convoluted API system
- Dashboard Can be enhanced to simplify viewing
- Citrix Gateway
- Load balancing
- Global Server Load Balancing
- Monitoring via ADM
- At times it seems like there is a flurry of firmware updates needed to remediate security vulnerabilities which creates some overhead.
- Out of the box automation using ADM is a bit lacking
- Nit picking but occasionally there are minor config changes that need to be done via CLI or GUI but nothing significant.
- The GUI interface is fairly easy to learn making ramp-up time faster than some similar products.
- It is used by thousands of companies around the globe so finding free support on Google is usually quite easy.
- The virtual implementation version of the product runs on a Linux-based hypervisor install so no additional licensing is needed for the OS.
- When used in conjunction with a Citrix Web front/Storefront, the integration is very tight making the passing of packets very quick.
- Even in the lesser VPX versions, there is the ability to have a cluster of Netscalers to allow for uptime capability.
- Although the GUI is easy to use, some of the more complex situations require knowledge that is not common among the average IT person.
- The system makes it very hard to change and update SSL Certs.
- Some adjustments do require leaving the GUI and going in via Putty/telnet/SSH to use the command line.
- It mostly works well with other Citrix products.
- Publishing VDI image to users
- Hard to manage with too many different organisations to cater for
- Hard to customise for single users
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Secure connections for all users.
- Delivers applications fast.
- Not overly expensive.
- Solid customer service.
- Web GUI
- Options more visible
- More customization
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- VDI Delivery compression over ICA protocol
- User Management via LDAP authentication
- Better WebUI for management
- 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.