Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Citrix ADC?


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Technical Support Engineer at Greenware Technologies LLC
Real User
Feb 15, 2023

I give the price of the solution a seven out of ten.

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Retief Zietsman - PeerSpot reviewer
Citricx solution achitecht at Troye
Real User
Feb 13, 2023

I'm not involved in licensing aspects of the solution and cannot speak to the exact cost of the product. There is only a licensing fee. There aren't any extra costs attached.

Lakshminarayanan Raj - PeerSpot reviewer
Leader Information Security at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Dec 13, 2022

The licensing is more expensive than others, and I rate it a seven out of ten.

Wissam Richani - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Network , Cyber Security And Infrastructure Engineer at IFE
Top 10
Oct 13, 2022

The licenses for this product are payable as a yearly subscription, and carry a high price-point. The subscription scheme is quite complicated, and costs will increase with each additional feature that is required, outside of the basic setup. Also, if clients wish to move from an on-premises setup to the cloud-based version of the solution, the licenses are not transferable.

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Senior Citrix Engineer at Troye
Top 5
Aug 11, 2022

Licensing depends on your environment and the size and scale of the deployment. There are options to purchase a standard, advanced or premium license, each of which unlocks different feature sets and capabilities. We also have a throughput license that ties into that, whether it's 20, 100 or 200 megs. It really depends on the environment. If I look at competitors such as F5, the costs and functionalities we offer are the same but at a much-reduced cost.

Founder at ASSISTA
Real User
Top 20
May 17, 2022

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.

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Timur Gadjiev - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Head of Network Security at DOM.RF
Real User
Top 10
Apr 4, 2022

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.

IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 12, 2021

There is a licensing fee, and we pay it once a year.

CEO Iberia & Latam at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Sep 29, 2021

I don't have any details in relation to the pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution that I take care of.

Manager - Cybersecurity & Cloud Solutions at Paramount Computer Systems
Top 10
Jun 9, 2021

Its price is comparable to others and affordable.

Enterprise Server and Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 26, 2020

It is very pricey, but we get it. If you need the best, money shouldn't be a problem.

IT Cyber Security / IT-DR / BC Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 5, 2020

This product is more expensive than some of the competitors.

Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 20, 2020

The solution offers quite good value for money. For the amount you pay, you get a fairly robust product.

Head, Network Design at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 19, 2020

We get value for money. Its price is fair. I don't think it is overpriced.

Senior Server Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Sep 21, 2020

It's an expensive product but it works well.

Technical Support Engineer at Greenware Technologies LLC
Real User
Jul 8, 2020

When compared to other solutions, the cost is high. There are subscriptions for technical support available for an additional fee.

Principal IT Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 12, 2020

I think the price is okay.

Customer Service Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 29, 2020

Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.

Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 22, 2020

The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used. It comes in many different sizes and models. I think that the cost of support, or maintenance, might be in addition to the standard feeds.

Senior Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 28, 2019

Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for. There are also additional costs to the standard licensing fee.

Business Consultant. at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 28, 2019

For enterprise-level pricing, the cost isn't too high.

Solution Architect at ReDoy Corporation
Real User
Top 20
Oct 27, 2019

There are costs in addition to the licensing fees, so the overall price can begin to add up.

Total Solution System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Apr 3, 2019

Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The additional cost would be too much. If NetScaler is broken, we can open tickets very quickly and request shipment for the new unit or a spare part replacement.

it_user858369 - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at Nagarro
Apr 2, 2019

I recommend this product to customers because they have a ninety day free-trial period. This is a good solution for people who also have a budget constraint. We have a five year platinum licensing agreement, which does not incur additional costs of any kind.

User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 2, 2019

There are the regular license costs and you also have to pay for licenses if you want more DPXs or whatever. A standard DPX is fairly cheap. It's around $7,000.

IT Infrastructure Analyst at WEG
Real User
Apr 2, 2019

We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.

Senior Solution Architect at Diyar United Company
Real User
Mar 24, 2019

You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees.

Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 2, 2018

I do not have any experience with the pricing of the product.

Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Aug 9, 2018

We are quite happy with price. It's not too high.

it_user848784 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Aug 2, 2018

We have been evaluating F5, Citrix, and other ADC products. Citrix is the most expense of all of them.

Solutions Architect, Virtualization
Real User
May 17, 2018

It is true that it is a bit pricey compared to newer technologies coming to the market. For example, A10 is a load balancer that does everything that Citrix can and it does a lot more than what NetScaler does when it comes to the security space, and their prices are so cheap. Every box comes with its own license and support built into it. When you compare that with NetScaler, you have to buy licenses separately, you have to buy a support agreement that is going to be separate. A small NetScaler, even if it is a VPX which is a virtual server, could cost you close to $150,000 to $200,000 dollars. So the pricing is really high. The pricing has to come down. They usually have three-year or five-year subscriptions. I sold one to a hospital and the model that they went with cost them $500,000. That's ridiculous. It doesn't have to be so expensive because then a lot of people shy away from buying it. Their budgets are not that huge and so they have to look for financing options. A10 comes with the licenses. I don't know if they can come up with a model that every NetScaler comes with its license. Maybe, depending on however many users people want to put on it, they can have a different type of license and it can be cheaper.

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Director at Denker Capital
Mar 16, 2021
I'm researching Application Delivery Controllers. Is Citrix ADC the best option? If not what are the shortcomings and which products do a better job?
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Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Dec 14, 2020
For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Total Solution System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Dec 14, 2020
If you are only looking for leading L4-L7 load balancing features, go for Citrix ADC as it is much easier with the GUI and writing Traffic policy is much much easier with GUI app expert syntax - What you see is what you get. Easier to transfer complex admin tasks/rules to another team or Colleague. F5 also provide leading L4-L7 load balancing features but F5's GUI is not as easy and compact as Citrix ADC. Some commonly used menus that should appear next to the main topic are hidden and you have to drill down too much just to configure simple tasks. With F5 iRule you need to write some basic iRule coding with correct syntax {asd{asd a}adsas } which could be complex and hard to transfer to another team or Colleague. (it's not that hard but more learning curve and more point to get error with the syntax) Citrix ADC also provides free SSL VPN from STD:500, EE:1000, Platinum: Unlimited.  And also free ICA proxy for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from external network.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot
Feb 23, 2023
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Citrix NetScaler, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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Technical Support Engineer at Greenware Technologies LLC
Jul 8, 2020
This solution can be deployed on-premises, public cloud, and private cloud. It's hybrid. It's a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
System Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 3, 2020
I would advise others to just go through and look at the requirements and the needs of the people you're supporting. I will always recommend doing a POC, just to make sure that the product that you're inquiring about or thinking about purchasing does what it says it does because you don't want to be oversold something and it under-delivers. I will always recommend doing some type of POC to test everything out. If it is in your budget, then I would say go with it. It has improved the way our organization functions. I have been very impressed with the direction in which Citrix is going. I got introduced to Workspace last year, and I attended the virtual SYNERGY conference. It was very impressive to see so many upcoming things that Citrix is working on. I noticed that VMware also has its version of Workspace, so I guess that's the new hot terminology to use. The Citrix solution is called Workspace, and the VMware solution is called Workspace ONE. I would rate Citrix ADC a nine out of ten. There's always room for improvement for any application. That's why they have different versions or a series of applications.
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