NetScaler ADC

NetScaler ADC
Formerly Citrix ADC

Score 8.1 out of 10
NetScaler ADC

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What is NetScaler ADC?

NetScaler ADC is an application delivery controller.
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Product Details

What is NetScaler ADC?

NetScaler ADC is an application delivery controller.

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NetScaler ADC is an application delivery controller.

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The most common users of NetScaler ADC are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We chose Citrix ADC over Kemp and F5 due to additional integrations with various products such as Citrix/Horizon/Monitoring tools. We additionally chose ADC due to better ease of use and ability to have the appliances be virtual or physical, with the configuration being a simple migration of code which provided flexibility to be able to do a hybrid environment with ease.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to manage & upgrade software
  • Stable code
  • User-friendly GUI
  • Citrix ADC can cluster up to 32 physical or virtual appliances together. consolidation process is far more complicated with F5 BIG-IP
  • F5 BIG-IP is more expensive
  • Despite its seeming advantages, Citrix ADC remains less popular, lagging behind F5 BIG-IP, which remains the market leader
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company uses both Citrix ADC and F5 BigIP. This is mostly due to team preference. F5 seems to require the use of separate types of devices to do multi-site load balancing while Citrix ADC functionality is the same software on all devices you implement.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Since we are primarily a Citrix shop, we did very little additional searching for traffic management appliances. However, we did review the possibility of using Citrix-based products, such as ASAs, via a VPN configuration to meet a similar need. Although we could have made this setup work, it was clumsy and much less stable than going with a Netscaler solution. So, as mentioned elsewhere in this review, a big piece of knowing whether the Citrix ADC is for you comes down to what you are protecting with it.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization replaced 5 BIG-IP appliances with Citrix ADC, both are comparable products. The largest advantage for our organization switching to Citrix ADC is the shared code base and reduction of the number of vendors in an implemented solution chain from end to end.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC)
I have only used NetScaler in the past which felt like a completely different application to what it is now. There used to be a substantial amount of lag and associated frustration when using it but now as Citrix it is superb, not perfect but for someone who knows what it once was, currently it's a delightful experience.
Aldo Gil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have experience with Fortinet Gateways and with Watch Guard gateways. I am aware these products are focused on different purposes but overall they are similar as they are Routers/VPN Endpoints. As far as Netscaler goes, it can compare well to these types of devices and excel when virtual application/desktop delivery is involved.
Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Citrix competes with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Citrix however adds features that makes for a lighter client. Lighter bandwidth needed between client and server. This enables you to work over slower data links or enables more users on a link. Citrix gives a better graphical representation of the screens. Citrix adds better printing functionality.
November 06, 2017

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Brandon Pelinka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Citrix NetScaler is much more cost-effective than the A10 series and I think it does its job even better. I have used A10 in the past and while they did fine, the did not overly impress me and certainly didn't do enough for the dollar amount that they are attached to.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Netscaler has more features than F5 BIG-IP APM product and easier to manage with friendlier user interface for network admins. It was more cost efficient as well and if you have a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment, it is more compatible with those products as well. Our annual maintenance cost is lower as well.
Phillip Mengel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Citrix NetScaler is the competitor to the f5 BigIP LTM/GTM. I've used both products extensively and the both have pros and cons against each other. F5 has better support and better documentation, and is purpose built for load balancing applications. The NetScaler has a more modular design and is more flexible and can do more. If I was running a large Citrix farm and looking to load balance multiple application pools, I'd chose the NetScaler, if I wanted a lean non XenApp/XenDesktop environment that had to be load balanced I'd consider the F5 Big IP LTM.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For hardware products I've used smaller installations of F5 and CoyotePoint appliances. For software load-balancing solutions I've used Piranha (for LVS). The NetScaler and the F5 probably have the highest learning curves and the newer F5's probably have the greater support for well-known applications and "wizard-like" template configuration (although NetScaler does have some similar features), I like the configuration flexibility of being able to do anything with pretty much any application (given the limits of your knowledge of that application).
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