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We performed a comparison between Citrix Gateway and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Citrix Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""The solution has very flexible configuration.""Provides good performance and speed.""Providing our organization the ability to work remotely was the most valuable feature of Citrix Gateway. I also enjoy that they are always adding features.""The solution is stable.""We have users in a remote environment that might require to access the service.""It performs quite well.""I didn't have any hiccups or issues with it."

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"It is scalable and depends on your chosen network bandwidth.""It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process.""All of our offices are using Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. The solution is scalable.""The interoperability with various firewall and access gateway vendors is one of this solution's most valuable features""The best feature is the ability to connect from anywhere.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is its performance. It is very fast."

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Cons
"Technical support could be improved.""When it comes to the VDA environment, making it additionally stable is important.""Sometimes the input-output has issues.""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""Citrix Gateway could improve the speed of the VPN. I sometimes have to wait for 10 to 15 minutes to get connected and other times when I am connected I have to abort, and reconnect.""Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy.""As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration.""The initial setup is not straightforward."

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"Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway could improve by providing IPS zero-day threat protection. For example, the IPS zero-day threat protection can monitor the user behavior to protect the infrastructure. The solution can only be used as a VPN, it is lacking features.""Their technical support could be better. If you don't have a support contract, it takes longer.""It isn't stabilized on the first day, and you need to set up the channels properly.""Make it completely routable, for example, if I have a gateway, I should be able to connect to whatever network I want on either side of the gateway, and the gateway should figure out which packet goes where.""In the next release, Microsoft should add an option to schedule upgrades."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It costs about 4,000 a year."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There is a license to use Citrix Gateway and it is less expensive to use when compared to other solutions."
  • "It is expensive and requires proper planning with strategy."
  • "There are two or three different models, but you can actually have a CapEx where you purchase the unit outright and then there's a yearly maintenance cost on top for years two and three, and four, or you can actually do a subscription purchase through Citrix cloud and you pay on a monthly basis, or you can have a three-year subscription contract as well. I give the solution a six out of ten for its cost."
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  • "There is a monthly license and the price depends on how many users are using Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. The price could be less expensive."
  • "Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is the cheapest way for us to connect to our cloud infrastructure. Other solutions, such as ExpressRoute are very expensive."
  • "The cost could be lower."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would recommend this solution. I would rate Citrix Gateway a seven out of ten. There are a couple of features that could be improved. These features are available in other solutions, such as VMware.
    Top Answer:Provides good performance and speed.
    Top Answer:The interoperability with various firewall and access gateway vendors is one of this solution's most valuable features
    Top Answer:In the past, reliability has not been great. Deployment has not been simple. Getting it to run is a difficult process. With one being the easiest experience and five being the most difficult, I would… more »
    Top Answer:My advice is to only use it if absolutely necessary. If you have the option, don't. I would rate Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway a four out of ten. It works, but it's not fun to use, and it's not… more »
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    Also Known As
    Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
    MS Azure VPN Gateway
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    Overview

    Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


    A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.

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    Sample Customers
    Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Citrix Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Citrix Gateway is ranked 7th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 11 reviews while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Low maintenance, multiple pricing options, and easily scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Difficult to install, not universally usable, and the stability could be improved, but it works". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Connect Secure and Check Point Remote Access VPN, whereas Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and AWS Direct Connect. See our Citrix Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway report.

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