Over the last six or so months, we have refreshed the entire lineup of the NetScaler load balancer appliances moving to a multi-core architecture with high performance and scalability. Now these appliances are also available as a Web Application Firewall (WAF).
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced immediate availability of five new Citrix® NetScaler® Application Firewall appliances designed to bring a new level of security to public and private clouds and web applications. Each of the new appliances is built on the Citrix® NetScaler® MPX™ hardware platform, the application acceleration, load balancing and web-security system that powers thousands of enterprise datacenters and most of the world’s largest clouds and websites. With the introduction of this new offering, Citrix now provides solutions ranging from the 10 Mbps Citrix® NetScaler® VPX™ virtual appliance to a record breaking 5 Gbps with the NetScaler MPX hardware appliance – meeting the needs of small and large enterprises, managed security services providers (MSSPs) and cloud providers. In fact, the new appliances outperform throughput levels from the nearest competitor by two times across multiple performance metrics.
Full press release is here.
The Web Application Firewall is available as an integrated module in NetScaler Platinum Edition and as an option on the Enterprise edition. You can also upgrade from the Application Firewall to the NetScaler Platinum edition by a license upgrade.