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What is NetScaler?

Citrix NetScaler is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) designed to manage, optimise and secure network traffic.

The following list of NetScaler features is extensive, and the capability is the basis of the continued success of the product, as recognised by Gartner for the last 10 years in the leading Magic Quadrant (ADCs).

The core features of NetScaler include the following;

  • ICA Proxy (Secure remote access XenApp and XenDesktop)
  • Full SSL VPN
  • SmartAccess and SmartControl
  • Clientless Access
  • Micro VPN (including XenMobile Connector)
  • Cache Redirection
  • Content Switching (Layer 7 load balancing)
  • Datastream
  • Domain Name System
  • Firewall Load Balancing
  • AppFirewall
  • Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
  • Link Load Balancing
  • Layer 4-7 Load Balancing
  • SSL Offload and Acceleration
  • Single Sign-On
  • Federated Authentication
  • AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Audit)
  • nFactor Authentication (SmartCard, RADIUS, SMS etc.)
  • User Experience Monitoring (HDX Insights)
  • TCP Optimization
  • Front End Optimization
  • Traffic Domains
  • RDP Proxy
  • IP Reputation