Citrix NetScaler Gateway Licensing

Citrix NetScaler Gateway appliance licensing provides secure remote access to XenDesktop and XenApp for an unlimited number of users. To extend secure access to other applications and enable advanced security features, customers can purchase concurrent licenses (also known as Universal licenses). 

1. Know your product edition

Hardware Appliances

There is one dedicated NetScaler Gateway hardware appliance: MPX 5500. NetScaler Gateway is also included with NetScaler hardware appliances.

Virtual Appliances

All of the features of NetScaler Gateway in a flexible virtual form factor to support a wide range of secure access scenarios.

2. Know your licensing model

Appliance Licensing

Licenses are assigned to each physical or virtual appliance.

Concurrent Licensing

Licenses are assigned to concurrent VPN connections to NetScaler Gateway.

  • One Universal License
  • One active SSL VPN connection
NOTE: Appliance licensing enables all users to securely access XenDesktop and XenApp at no additional charge. Advanced security features as well as secure connectivity to other resources requires purchase of concurrent licenses.

3. Know your program

Commercial Sector Licensing

An Enterprise Licensing Agreement Program (ELA) rewards up-front purchase commitments with discounts and exclusive offers while the EASY License Program is recommended for customers with sporadic ordering needs.

Public Sector Licensing

An Education License Program provides discounts to qualified institutions while pre-negotiated contracts and programs simplify purchasing for eligible U.S. and international governments and government-funded agencies.


Learn more about our licensing programs

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