Very Powerful Network Appliance
Updated April 29, 2021

Very Powerful Network Appliance

Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC)

We currently use Citrix ADC primarily as a reverse proxy and a load balancer for our web servers. We also use content switching feature to send web traffic to correct back-end resources. In the future we will be setting up GSLB (Global Server Load Balancing) to better route web traffic between our 2 sites. We also use Citrix Gateway to be a front end for our Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.
  • 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.
  • Provides secure access to back-end resources.
  • Increased performance on web traffic due to load balancing.
Opening a support case with Citrix has always resulted in very attentive and professional service. They are knowledgeable and are able to diagnose and resolve issues rather quickly. This unfortunately is not the same for their "chat support" that they try to get you to use prior to opening a case. I did this once and it took way longer to explain the issue to them which resulted in having to open a support case anyway. From now on I do not bother with chat and open a support case for any issues.

Do you think Citrix ADC delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Citrix ADC's feature set?

Yes

Did Citrix ADC live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Citrix ADC go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Citrix ADC again?

Yes

Citrix ShareFile, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop), Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
If you have Citrix VDI deployment Citrix ADC is a must to be able to login remotely. Citrix Gateway works really well in that sense. It also works great for load-balancing and content switching. Its policy engine allows for almost any configuration and it can deal with any kind of traffic based on these policies and configurations.