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

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"Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment."

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

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"It gets out of sync with Active Directory or whatever it might be, whatever the authentication piece is on Active Directory, and they just reset it on the backend. I never have to contact the vendor."

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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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    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.


    Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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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
    Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
    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
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%

    Citrix Gateway is ranked 1st in Universal Access Gateways with 9 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 7th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec VIP Access Manager writes "It's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco IOS SSL VPN and SecureLink, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Okta Workforce Identity, Duo Security and Fortinet FortiToken.

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