With the recent merger of Citrix and Tibco, now Cloud Software Group, re-embracing the Citrix NetScaler name is the next step on their journey of continual innovation.
New Company, New NetScaler
The acquisition of Citrix by a private company gives Citrix the opportunity to focus on doing what’s best for their customers. We plan to invest more into NetScaler, which includes enhancing the integration with Citrix VDI and DaaS solutions as well as continuing to develop the functionality that their traditional NetScaler customers need to modernize their IT. Citrix has even launched a new Developer forum where users can get help on how to modernize their IT with Citrix NetScaler. Citrix acquired way back in 2005 but recently re-branded as “Citrix ADC”.
Citrix NetScaler is an advanced cloud network platform and leading web/application delivery controller that maximizes the performance and availability of all applications and data, while also providing secure remote access to any application from any device type. Opsview helps IT teams ensure that NetScaler is deployed in their networks to optimize, secure and control the delivery of enterprise and cloud services with an ideal user experience.
The NetScaler product line optimizes delivery of applications over the internet and private networks, combining application-level security, optimization, and traffic management into a single, integrated appliance. You can install a NetScaler appliance in your server room and route all connections to your managed servers through it. The Citrix NetScaler features that you enable and the policies you set are then applied to incoming and outgoing traffic. Citrix NetScaler can also be considered as an application delivery controller or ADC; this is used to operate all-in-one web application services.
A Citrix NetScaler appliance can be integrated into any network as a complement to existing load balancers, servers, caches, and firewalls. It requires no additional client or server side software, and can be configured using the NetScaler web-based GUI and CLI configuration utilities.
Citrix Netscaler is an application delivery controller that analyses application-specific traffic to distribute, optimize, and secure Layer 4-Layer 7 (L4–L7) network traffic intelligently for web applications. The ADC features can be broadly classified into switching, security and protection, server-farm optimization, and global server load balancing (GSLB). For more information, see Citrix ADC product site.
These developments, coupled with the exclusive understanding of the requirements of both internet businesses and the enterprise, is why NetScaler is perfectly positioned to solve the new issues and challenges both segments will face in the next decade. And, it’s why Citrix/Tibco believe it will become the proxy of choice for both internet businesses and the enterprise.
NetScaler as a product and as a brand has been trusted by web giants and across the enterprise both. It is the brand that fronts 200,000 websites across the globe. It is the brand that delivers enterprise applications to employees across the globe, it is the brand that optimizes and secures the user experience and ensures the productivity of the hybrid workforce and customer interactions alike. It is rightly revered and it’s back!
Choose the option that works best for you, whether you’d like to monitor the health of your environment yourself (Self Managed) or have Citrix manage the process for you (Citrix Managed). Either way, you can be assured your applications will perform fast and stay secure.
NetScaler hardware is available in a variety of platforms that have a range of hardware specifications:
The NetScaler operating system is available in three editions:
The Standard and Advanced editions have limited features available. Feature licenses are required for all editions.
For more information about NetScaler software editions, see the NetScaler Editions datasheet.
For information about how to obtain and install licenses, see Licensing