TechValidate Research on Citrix NetScaler

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1,702 Customers Surveyed

12,024 Data Points Collected

75 Published TechFacts

39 Published Charts

11 Published Case Studies

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Citrix NetScaler Customer Research

Why customers choose NetScaler over F5

What were the most compelling reasons for selecting NetScaler?

Integration with other Citrix products
Ease of use
Highly recommended by a peer or third-party partner
Most cost-effective solution
More scalable and secure multi-tenancy with SDX
Better management and application analytics across multiple instances
Built in support for containerized application deployments
Cisco integration with ACI

Citrix NetScaler Customer Research

What type of security threats and challenges has NetScaler helped address in your enterprise?

Compromised user accounts
Application level attacks
Denial of service attacks
Unauthorized access attempts

Case Study: Fortune 500 Computer Services Company


This case study of a Fortune 500 computer services company is based on a September 2015 survey of Citrix NetScaler customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We’ve simplified the landscape by migrating from F5→Citrix, now we will be looking at migrating Cisco ACE to Citrix as well.”


  • Primary reasons for considering a replacement ADC/load balancer:
    • The product was up for refresh and they were exploring alternative solutions
  • Competitive solutions evaluated before choosing NetScaler:
    • F5
  • Top purchasing drivers for choosing NetScaler:
    • Integration with other Citrix products
    • Most cost effective solution
    • Better scalability and security in the multi-tenant SDX appliance

Use Case

  • Currently using NetScaler in the following ways:
    • To support their Microsoft (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync) application environment
    • To optimize performance of their web-based properties and applications
    • To support general (non-Citrix workloads) server load balancing
  • Migrated from F5 to Citrix NetScaler.
  • Other Citrix products currently deployed at your organization:
    • XenApp
    • XenDesktop


  • Anticipates a payback period of less than 12 months for their investment in NetScaler.
  • Would pursue Cisco ACI as the industry begins to explore the realities of software-defined networking (SDN) and the benefits it can provide to automate and scale their network.

Citrix NetScaler Customer Statistic

ADC for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

22% of surveyed customers considered hybrid and multi-cloud supportability for their application delivery infrastructure needs.


Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway Case Study

Southern Ohio Medical Center


This case study of SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER is based on a July 2017 survey of Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We’ve been able to allow remote users to work from home for years which is big for employee satisfaction and we’re able to allow for faster physician diagnosis as the physician’s can have their information at their phones immediately all though the netscalers.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway:

  • Finds it important to do the following:
    • Provide users with one place to access all their applications through single sign-on & one URL
  • Would prefer one solution for all of their remote access, and would love to hear about it.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently uses 2 remote access vendors.
  • Has multiple vendors for remote access because of the following reasons:
    • One vendor did not cover all use cases
  • Has thought about moving their existing workloads to cloud.
  • Has thought about achieving agility, improving user experience, and improving cost savings with their on-premise deployments.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway:

  • Is looking to achieve the following after moving to the cloud:
    • Improve user experience
  • Is aware that if they are running NetScaler for XenApp and XenDesktop that they are entitled to a full SSL-VPN and SSO solution.
  • Chose Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway as a full SSL VPN solution because of the following reasons:
    • Its cost effectiveness
    • Its consolidation (they were already using it for XenApp and XenDesktop) & because they prefer one solution to manage rather than multiple solutions

Citrix SD-WAN Customer Testimonial

Citrix SD-WAN allows us to have a single managed platform to manage our bandwidth as we move more services to the cloud.

IT Director, Large Enterprise Construction Company

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About Citrix NetScaler

Citrix NetScaler is deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services, and to maximize the end user experience for all users including mobile clients.

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