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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall Netextender and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""It adds great security to your outfacing information.""The solution is stable.""The technical support is very responsive and fast""The session monitoring capability is good.""The solution has very flexible configuration.""Just creating that gateway to the storefront for Citrix is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""NetExtender works very well. I never had an issue with it, and it has been working well for me. In terms of management, you have good control over the destination. You can use NetExtender to set the policy and the static route for a client. You can modify it based on what your client needs or can access. You have good control over routing.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""It allows us to work remotely.""The most valuable feature for the Netextender is the ease with which we can integrate it with SAML."

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Cons
"Their VAS product should be more productive because right now, we are using other VAS solutions but not using this one.""We are currently looking at automation. It would be good if there is some way to automate it in a fast way. It should be easy to automate. It also has some security issues.""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.""I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.""Technical support could be improved.""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it."

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"SonicWall can be difficult for some people, but I don't find it difficult. Some companies provide a VPN client for free, but you have to pay for NetExtender.""Right now, you have to load each license on to an appliance. You can't pool across multiple appliances. So, you end up having to do a lot of administrative work to recover if an internet provider goes down, and you cannot leverage it as easily into a DR solution.""There must be a multi-factor authentication enabled or integrated by default with it in order to be integrated with NetExtender.""The Netextender application itself doesn't really look pretty, however, we can still use it. We don't care what it looks like. That said, if they did a cosmetic update, that would be fine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market."
  • "I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"
  • "It costs about 4,000 a year."
  • "The price could be lower."
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  • "After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing."
  • "You have to pay for its license. There are some other companies that provide a VPN client for free. When you buy NetExtender, its license is available for one, three, or five years."
  • "Cost wise, it would be a few hundred dollars for the base appliance with the first five clients. Then from there, your cost per seat depends on how many you're getting. It's a one-time cost, and then you have a few hundred dollars a year for the maintenance contract once you get the one-time seat costs out of the way."
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    Questions from the Community
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    As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration. We want one which would allow access with a single click and only require… more »
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    It allows us to work remotely.
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    After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing. I don't remember how much it costs, but I remember it wasn't expensive.
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    I am rolling out the new Netextender because I am having some issues with the older version. If I update the client with the newer version, the issues will go away.
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    Also Known As
    Citrix NetScaler Unified 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.


    -Enforce granular access policies and extend network access through native clients
    -Enhance firewall encryption and security by redirecting all client traffic through VPN
    -Reduce administrative overhead by simplifying remote access management

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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 Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall Netextender and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    566,406 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Netextender writes "Stable with good security and a straightforward setup". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Cisco IOS SSL VPN, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, SonicWall SMA and Google Cloud VPN. See our Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall Netextender report.

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