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"Just creating that gateway to the storefront for Citrix is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""It adds great security to your outfacing information.""Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features.""The session monitoring capability is good.""The technical support is very responsive and fast""The solution is stable.""It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""The most valuable feature is that it is secure."

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"I think they ask for a fair price.""The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.""I am very satisfied with the technical support.""Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup.""I like the load balancing capability."

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"I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.""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.""Their VAS product should be more productive because right now, we are using other VAS solutions but not using this one.""Technical support could be improved.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it.""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration.""Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy."

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"User interface could be improved.""The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface.""The solution could integrate better with other platforms.""The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."

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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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  • "Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."
  • "This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed."
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    Also Known As
    Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
    SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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    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.

    SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
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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
    UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Non Profit5%
    Company Size
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business88%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 13th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "R&D works efficiently and comes out with updates as necessary". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Connect Secure, Fortinet FortiClient and OpenVPN Access Server, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall Netextender, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our Citrix Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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