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



Featured Research Collections for Citrix NetScaler

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on Citrix NetScaler.



Selected Research Highlights


Citrix SD-WAN Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a medium enterprise financial services company would be very likely to recommend Citrix SD-WAN for this reason:

Is extremely efficient in handling multiple links.

Citrix NetScaler Customer Research

When selecting NetScaler, which of the following were you looking to solve?

Faster more reliable network pathways
24%
Quality of service for unified communications (Skype for Business, VoIP, video)
3%
Traditional load balancing
46%
Improved security (Web App Firewall)
14%
Secure remote access (Security Gateway, SSL VPN)
46%
Optimization of existing XenApp/XenDesktop deployment
54%
Visibility and insight into user activity via analytics
5%

Citrix NetScaler Customer Research

When selecting NetScaler, which of the following were you looking to solve?

Optimization of existing XenApp/XenDesktop deployment
54%
Secure remote access (Security Gateway, SSL VPN)
46%
Traditional load balancing
46%
Faster more reliable network pathways
24%
Improved security (Web App Firewall)
14%
Visibility and insight into user activity via analytics
5%
Quality of service for unified communications (Skype for Business, VoIP, video)
3%

Citrix NetScaler Case Study

True Internet

Introduction

This case study of True Internet is based on a September 2016 survey of Citrix NetScaler customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Citrix NetScaler leads the market in innovation and vision with capabilities that give us a competitive advantage.”

Challenges

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

  • Primary reason for considering a replacement option:
    • Needed a high performing software-based offering that would support apps across a hybrid cloud topology
  • Reason for selecting NetScaler:
    • For better management and application analytics across multiple instances
  • Considered the following for their application delivery infrastructure needs:
    • Flexible and versatile deployment options (physical, virtual, multi-tenant or containers)

Use Case

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

  • Uses NetScaler in the following way:
    • General server load balancing
  • Chose NetScaler over the following competitor:
    • Cisco

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Citrix NetScaler:

  • Competitive solution considered before choosing NetScaler:
    • F5
  • Payback period for investing in NetScaler is 6-12 months.

Citrix NetScaler Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT Architect of a Global 500 industrial manufacturing company is very likely to recommend Citrix NetScaler for the following reason:

The Netscaler appliances are extremely dependable and highly configurable for multiple scenarios.

Case Study: Xerox Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Xerox Corporation is based on a September 2015 survey of Citrix NetScaler customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Citrix NetScaler] is the one stop shop.”

Challenges

  • Primary reasons for considering a replacement ADC/load balancer:
    • Outgrowing their existing solution and needing a solution that provides a competitive advantage for them
  • Competitive solutions evaluated before choosing NetScaler:
    • Cisco
    • F5
  • Top purchasing drivers for choosing NetScaler:
    • Integration with other Citrix products

Use Case

  • Currently using NetScaler in the following ways:
    • Support their XenApp/XenDesktop deployment
    • Support their Microsoft (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync) application environment
    • Optimize performance of their web-based properties and applications
    • Secure their web-based infrastructure against Layer 7 threats and attacks
    • Support general (non-Citrix workloads) server load balancing
  • Migrated from F5 to Citrix NetScaler.
  • Other Citrix products currently deployed at your organization:
    • XenApp
    • XenDesktop
    • XenServer

Results

  • Anticipates a payback period of less than 12 months for their investment in NetScaler.
  • Would pursue VMWare NSX 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.


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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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