NetScaler VPX

The virtual appliance with world class load balancing, app acceleration & security, featuring TriScaleTM technology to deliver unprecedented cloud scalability.
NetScaler VPX
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Software Maintenance must be purchased with the first year’s perpetual product license. It is optional in future years. Software Maintenance entitles access to the latest product updates and access to 24x7x365, unlimited worldwide technical support for 12 months.

Why Buy?
Citrix® NetScaler® VPX provides the complete NetScaler all-in-one feature set in a simple, easy-to-install virtual appliance. NetScaler VPX is a web application delivery virtual appliance that accelerates internal and external web applications up to five times, optimizes application availability through advanced L4-7 traffic management, increases security with an integrated application firewall, and substantially lowers costs by increasing web server efficiency.

  • Reduce TCO with an all-in-one virtual appliance that takes the load off over-burdened networks and servers
  • Optimize user experience by accelerating web application performance by 5X or more
  • Secure web apps by blocking attacks and protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access
  • Ensure apps are always available by dynamically responding to changing workloads
  • Scale up, scale out, and scale in with our new TriScaleTM technology

Edition Comparison
 

Feature

Platinum Edition

Enterprise Edition

Standard Edition

Application availability
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Application acceleration
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Citrix® AppCache™featured product
Citrix® Branch Repeater™ clientfeatured product
Application security
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L7 DoS defensesfeatured productfeatured product
AAA for traffic managementfeatured productfeatured product
Citrix® Application Firewall™ with XML securityfeatured product
Simple manageability
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AppExpert service calloutsfeatured productfeatured productfeatured product
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Role-based administrationfeatured productfeatured productfeatured product
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Configuration wizardsfeatured productfeatured productfeatured product
Citrix Command Centerfeatured productfeatured productfeatured product
Citrix® EdgeSight® for NetScalerfeatured product
Web 2.0 Optimization
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Advanced server offloadfeatured productfeatured productfeatured product
Lower TCO
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Features and Benefits
 

BENEFIT

FEATURE

Lower TCO
  • TCP offload, buffering and session reuse to remove repetitive network and compute processing from the servers
  • SSL offload to offload expensive SSL processing from servers
  • In-memory content caching to store static and dynamic content, freeing servers from repeatedly generating the same content over and over
  • Multi-level content compression to reduce content on the wire by up to five times, minimizing bandwidth consumption and data congestion
  • Application acceleration
  • TCP optimizations to accelerate the performance of all TCP communications, especially over high-latency or highly congested network links
  • Multi-level content compression to reduce data prior to transmission to users, reducing the amount of data traversing the network and the number of network round trips
  • In-memory content caching to instantaneously serve frequently requested static and dynamic content
  • Application security
  • Citrix Application Firewall to protect HTML and XML web applications and services from both known and unknown application layer attacks
  • L4 DoS protection to help ensure applications stay up even in the face of highly sophisticated network-layer denial-of-service attacks
  • L7 DoS protection to help ensure applications stay up even in the face of highly sophisticated application-layer denial-of-service attacks
  • Content filtering and rewrite to improve security and simplify change management by controlling access, redirecting users and changing or obfuscating application responses
  • Application availability
  • L4 load balancing featuring comprehensive health checks, session persistence mechanisms and load balancing algorithms to ensure traffic is always sent to the most appropriate server
  • L7 content switching on any TCP header or payload value to direct traffic based upon application-level information, enabling further optimization of back-end resources
  • Global Server Load Balancing to enhance disaster recovery by transparently redirecting users to alternate data centers in the event of an outage or interruption
  • AppExpert rate controls to granularly dedicate resources to users, user groups, and specific applications by triggering NetScaler policies based either upon load from a requestor or to an application resource
  • All-in-one virtual appliance
  • Virtual appliance supports VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • AppExpert Visual Policy Builder to keep policy development simple and policies supportable by eliminating complex scripts or programs from all NetScaler policies
  • AppExpert service callouts for integrating logic in external applications within NetScaler policies, making NetScaler polices extremely extensible
  • AppExpert templates to encapsulate the entire NetScaler configuration necessary for today's complex web applications, simplifying initial rollout and streamlining management
  • Role-based administration to granularly segment administrative privilege
  • Configuration wizards for simplifying the setup of load balancing, GSLB, and using NetScaler for XenApp, XenDesktop and other key applications
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    System Performance and Requirements
     VPX-3000VPX-1000VPX-200VPX-10
    Performance
    HTTP throughput
    3 Gbps1
    1 Gbps
    200 Mbps
    10 Mbps
    SSL encrypted throughput
    1 Gbps
    1 Gbps
    200 Mbps
    10 Mbps
    HTTP compression throughput
    750 Mbps
    750 Mbps
    200 Mbps
    10 Mbps
    Application firewall throughput
    500 Mbps
    500 Mbps
    200 Mbps
    10 Mbps
    Max concurrent TCP connections2
    5 million
    5 million
    5 million
    5 million
    New SSL requests/second
    500
    500
    500
    500
    Max concurrent SSL VPN users3
    300
    300
    300
    300
    Minimum requirements per physical host4
    Hypervisor
    XenServer 5 Update 3 or later, VMWare ESX(i) 3.5 or above, Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2or later
    Processor5
    Quad core, Intel VTx or AMD-v
    Memory5
    5 GB
    Hard drive
    20 GB for initial VPX instance + minimum hypervisor server requirements
    Network Interface
    Hypervisor supported network interface card
    Minimum requirements for additional NetScaler VPX virtual machines6
    Processor
    Dual core, Intel VTx or AMD-v
    Memory
    4 GB
    Hard drive
    20 GB