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Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway presents an SSL VPN solution.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Z8/DK/KDRLI1244BW8.pngCitrix Netscaler: lightweight VPN clientCurrently, we use Citrix Netscaler Access Gateway as a VPN client and an extranet client. The entire company uses this software for these purposes. It allows users to work remotely in our organization, allowing for our users to be able to continue to work as normal as if in the office.,allows seamless use of 2-factor authentication for heightened security within the VPN, and lowers risk of an external hack because of it. it allows for differing levels of security. access can be set specifically through the VPN so 2 users can use the same site and get different results depending on their active directory security policy. It can grant the ability to launch a single application or an entire VPN envelope,transfer between WiFi or other network interruptions can end or suspend the session meaning a logout and login must be redone if one closes their laptop while the session is running, when they reopen the laptop later in the day, it will try to reconnect that previous session which has been terminated on the server side, making end users generally need to restart. because of the number of moving parts that connect to Citrix, often the problem can be falsely attributed to it.,7,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.,Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure,Microsoft Office 2016, Skype for Business, GoToAssist, Citrix NetScalerCitrix NetScaler Access Gateway End User ReviewCitrix is used across our organization as a way to remotely access our platform. You can either remote into your corporate PC or securely launch our internal program to the machine you're using. I use it daily and rarely have any issues with it. A major business problem that is addressed is security. We recently implemented an RSA secure ID to use when accessing Citrix to make it even more secure. Great tool.,Single URL remote access Flexible multi-factor authentication Positive end user experience,Can be slow to launch applications or require multiple launches.,8,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.,Ascentis Timekeeper, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ADP Workforce NowGets the job done!I use it to access my client's environment. It is used across the client's organization for employees to access the environment remotely.,Easy to use Easy to set up,Very sensitive to the internet connection. Have to log in multiple times,8,Allows me to access my clients environment I don't need to install software on my computer to access clients environment,Cisco AnyConnect,Bomgar Remote Support Software, Defender, RingCentral, SonicWALL Email Security Series AppliancesCitrix Netscaler Access Gateway will secure it all for you just make sure YOU secure training before implementing it.We use Citrix Netscaler Gateway to secure the border between the public internet and our internal application gateway. It is the front end of our "VPN" solution, per se, in that we rely on it to mitigate external threats while allowing the internal users access to their applications. It is used across the whole company and was a replacement for the previous Citrix Product called CSG/Citrix Secure 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.,In keeping up with the customization needs, Netscaler can be quite a behemoth as to learning how best to use it. It does not at all work well out of the box and requires specific training or looking up steps to make most changes. In line with he need for training, making simple changes on the system not only need expertise, they are harder than they should be. Even with the expertise it is quite easy to mess something up and go into full panic mode. Documentation for the product is not up to what I think it should be. Reading it requires more knowledge than it should as to understanding what it is trying to get across.,9,The largest positive impact was that it provided a path up upgrade from the now defunct CSG Citrix product. Because Netscaler Gateway is an at cost product, where CSG was not, one could argue there is no monetary ROI but the ROI in this scenario comes more from the ability to not have to use a non Citrix product and learn the skills needed to administer it. Negative wise, Netscaler Gateway can be quite costly in both upfront costs and maintenance fees. It is part of business and a requirement but when using it as a replacement for CSG you will have to account for several thousands of dollars per year in additional cost. Because it can implemented as a virtual server (it comes in both hardware and non hardware versions) the lack of need to add one more piece of hardware to our data center saves in space, up front costs, and power/cooling needs if you opt to go with the software based version.,,XenApp, Nimble Storage, Citrix ShareFile, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Microsoft Exchange, Sage 300 ERP, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving, TeamViewerCitrix NetScaler Access GatewayCitrix NetScaler Access Gateway allows our users to access all forms of software through a secure connection when not directly connected to our internal network. The Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway allows our physicians to access the applications and websites from multiple forms of electronic devices.,Fast and reliable, the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway when in a load balanced configuration will allow for seamless session transfer from one Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway device to another in case of single failure. With a Citrix receiver for almost every platform, accessing applications and websites through a Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway is supported for almost every device.,Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway is best configured by a network engineer in conjunction with a Citrix engineer.,9,Physicians can access patient records/images remotely and document the EMR exactly like they are on site at the hospital. This turn around time increases the patient safety and satisfaction. Using the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway rather than static VPN connections, allows the user to access the environment from almost any electronic device, giving the user freedom to BYOD.,Microsoft RDP and Wyse vWorkspace,VMware ESXi
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June 22, 2018

Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway Review: "Citrix Netscaler: lightweight VPN client"

Score 7 out of 10
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Currently, we use Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway as a VPN client and an extranet client. The entire company uses this software for these purposes. It allows users to work remotely in our organization, allowing for our users to be able to continue to work as normal as if in the office.
  • allows seamless use of 2-factor authentication for heightened security within the VPN, and lowers risk of an external hack because of it.
  • it allows for differing levels of security. access can be set specifically through the VPN so 2 users can use the same site and get different results depending on their active directory security policy.
  • It can grant the ability to launch a single application or an entire VPN envelope
  • transfer between WiFi or other network interruptions can end or suspend the session meaning a logout and login must be redone
  • if one closes their laptop while the session is running, when they reopen the laptop later in the day, it will try to reconnect that previous session which has been terminated on the server side, making end users generally need to restart.
  • because of the number of moving parts that connect to Citrix, often the problem can be falsely attributed to it.
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].
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April 26, 2018

"Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway End User Review"

Score 8 out of 10
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Citrix is used across our organization as a way to remotely access our platform. You can either remote into your corporate PC or securely launch our internal program to the machine you're using. I use it daily and rarely have any issues with it. A major business problem that is addressed is security. We recently implemented an RSA secure ID to use when accessing Citrix to make it even more secure. Great tool.
  • Single URL remote access
  • Flexible multi-factor authentication
  • Positive end user experience
  • Can be slow to launch applications or require multiple launches.
Our organization has used Citrix for as long as I have been with them (5 years) and I have used it weekly, if not daily, for the past two years. We use it across our organization from some off-shore locations to those who are traveling across the nation. I am simply an end user who does not get swept up in the technical aspects of this product but I have had a good experience using it. I have never had a major problem with reliability; it's extremely useful and practical. Our platform and internal tools are unique to our business, being able to access those securely without deploying them fully to every laptop, remote machine, etc. is great.
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February 02, 2018

Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway Review: "Gets the job done!"

Score 8 out of 10
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I use it to access my client's environment. It is used across the client's organization for employees to access the environment remotely.
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to set up
  • Very sensitive to the internet connection.
  • Have to log in multiple times
It is great to use when user doesn't want to install another VPN connection on their computer.
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August 18, 2017

Review: "Citrix Netscaler Access Gateway will secure it all for you just make sure YOU secure training before implementing it."

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Citrix Netscaler Gateway to secure the border between the public internet and our internal application gateway. It is the front end of our "VPN" solution, per se, in that we rely on it to mitigate external threats while allowing the internal users access to their applications. It is used across the whole company and was a replacement for the previous Citrix Product called CSG/Citrix Secure 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.
  • In keeping up with the customization needs, Netscaler can be quite a behemoth as to learning how best to use it. It does not at all work well out of the box and requires specific training or looking up steps to make most changes.
  • In line with he need for training, making simple changes on the system not only need expertise, they are harder than they should be. Even with the expertise it is quite easy to mess something up and go into full panic mode.
  • Documentation for the product is not up to what I think it should be. Reading it requires more knowledge than it should as to understanding what it is trying to get across.
Netscaler Gateway is very well suited to protect Citrix-based infrastructures. There are hooks and built in connections between the two systems to make better use of it. It also does well in non Citrix scenarios just not as much compatibility. It is not appropriate for scenarios where there is not much in the way of technical expertise either on staff of readily available.
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August 31, 2016

User Review: "Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway"

Score 9 out of 10
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Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway allows our users to access all forms of software through a secure connection when not directly connected to our internal network. The Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway allows our physicians to access the applications and websites from multiple forms of electronic devices.
  • Fast and reliable, the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway when in a load balanced configuration will allow for seamless session transfer from one Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway device to another in case of single failure.
  • With a Citrix receiver for almost every platform, accessing applications and websites through a Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway is supported for almost every device.
  • Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway is best configured by a network engineer in conjunction with a Citrix engineer.
Delivering applications and websites to authenticated users over a secure platform is a huge strength. It is a little expensive if you are not hosting a large number of remote users.

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August 31, 2016

Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway Review: "Citrix NetScaler, there is no doubt"

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We use Citrix NetScaler extensively through our company for deploying and securing our various Citrix environments. We use it to front end our XenApp environments to provide reliable and secure connections to our internal and external customers. We also use it to front our Global XenDesktop environment between several data centers. Using load balancing and fail-over features helps ensure a redundant environment and [that we are] using the latest SSL/TLS protocols to keep it secure.
  • Citrix NetScaler as you might expect integrates extremely well with other Citrix products. Each new version enhances that.
  • Again, Citrix NetScaler has many features that help ensure redundancy in the environment for itself and also downstream components.
  • Because Citrix NetScaler is a software platform updates are frequent and so are enhancements. Citrix is also good to respond to community requests.
  • Citrix has been working to improve the initial learning curve involved in getting started using Citrix NetScaler. It does still require a modest background in networking if you have a complex DMZ to architect it for.
  • Occasionally new builds can introduce bugs. It's usually advisable to either install the latest builds in your test environment or wait for the community response before adopting it.
There is no doubt Citrix NetScaler is a must for any company that wants to deploy other Citrix products. The integration is compelling. The feature set also extends well beyond those use cases. I honestly can't think of a scenario where you would not want to use it. They even offer lower cost or free versions that work great for small environments.
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September 06, 2016

Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway Review: "Citrix is like having a bodygaurd for your data"

Score 8 out of 10
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The nature of our business and the services we provide often means we have to use Citrix to be able to remotely connect to our clients' computers to gather the necessary data we need to create bespoke training materials. However, we also use Citrix for consultancy work we carry out when on site and as a gateway portal to use cloud based training environments for our clients' when conducting our training courses. The intuitive and easily configurable nature of Citrix makes it a great choice to satisfy our business needs.
  • Citrix is a great tool for managing controlled and secure access to remote environments, such as cloud based training environments.
  • It is a worth ally for any organisation that needs to give secure access to data, such as the ability for authorised external consultants or project teams to safely and securely access a desktop computer remotely.
  • The different levels/ways of creating a secure access gateway to data often mean it can be configured to provide as much security as an organisation needs.
  • More flexibility to customise and apply company branding to the access gateway screen would be a useful tool.
  • Sometimes the amount of security applied can make it difficult to understand the exact process for getting through the gateway. Organisations often send this process to us via email, which isn't always clear. If Citrix provided template instructions that its customers could use to forward to those needing access, with the ability to amend key data such as usernames/passwords etc. then it would make life easier for both parties.
Citric Netscaler Access Gateway is ideal for any business or organisation that wants to provide external contractors/businesses safe and secure access to its data, such as remote access to a desktop environment. It is also a good tool for creating secure portals to cloud based environments (such as online training environments/databases). It is not really suitable for using internally within a business where data control can easily be applied - but for companies that need to give external access to sensitive data it is a safe and secure choice.
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Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway presents an SSL VPN solution.
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