What is Citrix ADC?

【Citrix ADC】And Citrix Gateway – Definition and Examples

Aug 1, 2022

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Ivona Simic

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According to some estimates, internet traffic passes through Citrix ADC daily, making it one of the essential networking solutions. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC)!

Citrix ADC Explained

The Citrix ADC (application delivery controller) is a “swiss army knife” of networking products, both hardware and software, that perform essential networking functions. 

In short, the purpose and function of the ADC are to provide the following services:

Improve the delivery speed, quality, and availability of applications to end-users regardless of their location and deviceOptimize web traffic and load balancing, increase visibility and control for all applications, and manage applications’ bandwidth requirements Enhance application security and resiliency, analyze and spot security risks, and provide protection against known and zero-day attacks, DDoS, etc.Simplify remote access systems through gateway capabilities that consolidate accessImprove application delivery troubleshooting and gain actionable insights via in-depth analyticsReduce application delivery costs and IT complexity by simplifying configurations and minimizing the servers needed to provide end-users with service

Currently, the ADC, previously under the Netscaler brand, is supported by the following products:

Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM)Citrix Web App FirewallCitrix GatewayCitrix Web App and API Protection

All of these are dedicated to enhancing the app delivery and security functions at the

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