Citrix NetScaler - A Must Have!
June 10, 2016

Citrix NetScaler - A Must Have!

Josh Bugbee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Citrix NetScaler

Citrix NetScaler is being used for multiple purposes; two-factor access gateway, HTTP redirects and rewrites, web application firewall, and load balancing. The NetScaler provides the ability to perform all these functions and still leave room for growth and more features in the future. The access gateway, allows health records to be secured with a two-factor login process and also addresses data loss prevention. The load balancing addresses updates and patches that our server administrators frequently do. This allows them to update or patch one server at a time, without a production downtime.
  • 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.
  • Features - There are many features to be used that we haven't quite gotten to.
  • Licensing - The need for licensing is one of those necessary evils.
  • Reporting - It gave our management team the requested graphs and statistics on usage.
Citrix NetScaler seems to be a beast right away. Once you start testing and getting used to the logic that is in place, it becomes the obvious choice for selecting such appliance to be used in an enterprise setting.
I found the Citrix NetScaler to be a great tool with more features than we were able to get to in the healthcare industry. The reporting was also great and increased the resolution time on troubleshooting any issues.