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Citrix ADC vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway
July 2022
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"The most valuable feature of Citrix ADC is its ease of use.""The most valuable features are the VDA Delivery, Gateway Fort, and the load balancing.""I find all of it to be valuable, because of the flexibility that is built into this product.""Its flexibility, agility, and robustness are the most valuable. Its management and implementation are also quite easy.""High availability, performance, and security are the main pillars. It enhances the security for accessing the applications.""The load balancing feature and the fact that you can do context switching in the WAF are the most valuable. We majorly use it for load balancing, but we also use it for context switching in the WAF. It is also robust and very easy to work with and manage.""I like the ease of use. It's easy to manage. I also like it's ease of use with virtualization technologies with applications.""The most valuable features of Citrix ADC are load balancing and application firewall."

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"WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The health probe is pretty good for your backend health. It tells you whether it's communicating and talking to the endpoint correctly. It is quite useful.""The most valuable feature is WAF.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""It has a filter available, although we are not currently using it because it is not part of our requirements. But it is a good option and when it becomes part of our requirements we will definitely use it.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""It does an excellent job of load balancing.""The pricing is quite good."

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"An area for improvement would be the difficulty in finding information about standard licensing costs over the internet. They should provide some reference prices on the net to be quickly referred to.""Overall the price of Citrix ADC could be more competitive.""Its GUI should be improved. Its CLI is powerful, but GUI needs more features.""Citrix ADC can improve if it provides a more user-friendly interface and clear working protocols. Citrix is not working with classic RFC, it is working with Citrix RFC, which is not common in the world. If engineers of Citrix can provide us with more information on working with the classic IP networks it would be a benefit.""Citrix ADC is a complex product, and it takes time to understand these things. But the documentation is poor, and the deployment is difficult. Integration could also be better because what I find is that you cannot easily integrate the panel in the second sector. What I have found is that in the last index, there is a limitation when getting validated. Technical support could also be better.""It does not have a sandbox cloud service and antivirus. It should have on-prem or cloud sandboxing and antivirus.""Technical support could be improved.""The interface needs to be improved because the competition is coming up with ones that are more eye-catching, straightforward, and sophisticated."

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"Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The increased security that we are considering is because of some of the things that the security team has brought to our attention. They have pointed out that we would most likely require a better web application firewall than Azure Application Gateway.""Scalability can be an issue.""One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS.""The monitoring on the solution could be better.""It is a bit tricky to configure. You've got to have a very specific format to configure it. They should make it a little bit easier to configure. Mapping the certificates into it isn't easy, and it could be better. Currently, you've to write a bit of automation to pull certificates directly to HTTPS.""The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible.""It could be more stable, and support could be better. It would also be better if they offered more features. For example, it lacks security features. Before we used another English solution, and we realized that some of the rules were not set up correctly and passed through the Application Gateway's English controllers. But the problem, in this case, is if you send ten rules, for example, six rules hit some issues. IP address blocking could be better. The rules, for example, don't work properly. If you have one issue, one rule or another rule will not work. This sounds like total madness to me."

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  • "It's an expensive product but it works well."
  • "We get value for money. Its price is fair. I don't think it is overpriced."
  • "This product is more expensive than some of the competitors."
  • "It is very pricey, but we get it. If you need the best, money shouldn't be a problem."
  • "When compared to other solutions, the cost is high."
  • "Its price is comparable to others and affordable."
  • "The price for Citrix ADC here in Mexico was good, when you compare it with F5 and Radware."
  • "F5 BIG-IP is much more expensive than Citrix ADC. For example, If we choose two platforms, Citrix ADC, 3000 version, and we choose F5, F4200 version. F5 BIG-IP has connections, timers, and throughput similar to Citrix ADC, but the price is very expensive."
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  • "It is not expensive."
  • "Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."
  • "Between v1 and v2, there is a lot of change in the pricing. It is very costly compared to AWS."
  • "There is some additional cost, such as extended support."
  • "The cost is not an issue."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Citrix ADC are load balancing and application firewall.
    Top Answer:Citrix ADC could improve the price and make it less expensive, other competitors have a better prices. This would allow Citrix ADC to keep dominating the market.
    Top Answer:Overall the price of Citrix ADC could be more competitive.
    Top Answer:We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
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    Also Known As
    NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
    Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
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    Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller (ADC) that accelerates application performance, enhances application availability with advanced L4-7 load balancing, secures mission-critical apps from attacks and lowers server expenses by offloading computationally intensive tasks.

    Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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    Sample Customers
    ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
    Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Citrix ADC vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADC vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 21 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 3rd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 12 reviews. Citrix ADC is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "A scalable and versatile solution that allows us to easily monitor and manage applications and publish to many devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiADC, HAProxy, Avi Networks Software Load Balancer and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 Advanced WAF and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix ADC vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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