Application Delivery

CIOs and IT managers are under constant pressure to deliver high quality, dynamic and complex enterprise applications quickly and at a low cost, while ensuring an excellent user experience. Citrix NetScaler ensures your application delivery ticks all the boxes, optimising and securing application delivery on any network.

The purpose of Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) is to deliver, effectively and efficiently, business-critical applications and information securely over a network.

Application Delivery Controllers

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are advanced load balancers that enhance application performance. From web applications, exchange or databases, ADCs optimise and secure complex applications.

Webinar: How to Ensure Application Availability, Performance and Security.

White paper: What is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC)?

How can Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controllers benefit my business?

Lower total cost of ownership

NetScaler reduces server costs by offloading https/ssl from the server, performing HTTP caching and compression, and by TCP offload and buffering. This allows you to deploy new Web 2.0 applications without extensive infrastructure changes and computing capacity.

Superior user experience and service continuity

Using intelligent load balancing with server health monitoring, NetScaler ensures users are connected only to servers that provide the users required performance level. Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) directs users to the closest or most responsive data centre location, protecting against data centre outages. Using server load balancing in combination with GSLB, NetScaler creates a highly available service capable of sustaining data centre server failures, and providing availability to your critical applications.


Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are assaults on a network that flood it with so many requests that regular traffic is slowed or interrupted. NetScaler provides intelligent Layer 4 / Layer 7 DoS and surge protection to ensure your web services are robust and always available. By stepping in between attackers and the servers, the NetScaler ADC blocks undesirable requests and maintains traffic to critical applications.

Citrix NetScaler in a nutshell

Citrix NetScaler is a market leader in ADCs. Its proven technology has been adopted by leading web service providers such as Google, MSN, EBay, and Yahoo.

Features of NetScaler include:

  • Innovative TriScale architecture for flexible, cost-effective deployment options.
  • Tight integration with other Citrix products such as XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile.
  • Server infrastructure costs reduction by offloading processing.
  • Built in PCI DSS reporting.
  • High performance load balancing and Layer 7 content switching to ensure fast, reliable, flexible application delivery.
  • Application firewall protects against malicious attacks including but not limited to buffer overflow exploits, SQL injection attempts, cross-site scripting attacks.
  • Authentication, authorisation and auditing (AAA) to protect sensitive applications and data.
  • Load balancing and GSLB ensure application uptime and no single point of failure by directing users only to the right application resource.

Make Deptive your first choice for NetScaler

The right solution for a wide range of challenges

Whether you need an easier way to deliver your web applications, secure remote access to XenApp/XenDesktop, are seeking to reduce costs, improve disaster recovery, or better utilise or consolidate your server infrastructure, a NetScaler solution exists for your business.

Auckland-based Citrix specialists Deptive have implemented NetScaler solutions for a broad range of companies and industries globally.

The Warehouse, Auckland Council, Fairfax Media, and OneNet are among Deptive’s many Australasian clients for whom we have designed, built and managed NetScalers.

Deptive’s strong, Citrix-focused team is trained in the design, implementation and support of Citrix NetScalers, providing full end-to-end integration services: consulting, planning, design, project management, implementation, and support.And when we’ve provided a solution for your Application Delivery and Load Balancing needs, we’ll ensure everything continues to run smoothly, through our formal Managed Services Contract. Click here for more information about Deptive Managed Services.

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