Citrix Named A Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for Tenth Year

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 31, 2016 – Citrix, a leading provider of the Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) solution, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Deliver Controllers.  NetScaler is the market-leading ADC that powers application delivery infrastructure for some of the world’s largest enterprises, cloud hosting providers and Telcos.  

According to Gartner, Inc. “a Leader exhibits the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a Leader revolve around the ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a Leader to have strong or growing market share and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. We expect Leaders to release ADC capabilities (deployment models, features, pricing models and so on) that support Mode 1 and Mode 2 requirements well in advance of mainstream enterprise demand. A Leader must exhibit expertise in complex enterprise application environments and offer a range of deployment models..”

As noted in the report, “the key criterion in this Magic Quadrant focuses on the vendor's ability to provide products and services that solve complex application deployment challenges. Success in this market goes beyond features. It involves a deep understanding of how the elements of applications perform across the network and how emerging network and application deployment options, such as network fabrics, cloud services, microservices and containers will change ADC requirements in the enterprise..”

The full 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be viewed here.

[1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers” by Andrew Lerner | Joe Skorupa | Danilo Ciscato29 August 2016

We are honored to be recognized by Gartner and placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the MQ for the tenth consecutive year. Our disciplined execution by delivering innovations for both Mode 1 and Mode 2 application environments in traditional datacenters and cloud-hosted, deployed application workloads has been a major focus for Citrix this past year. The delivery of NetScaler CPX, an ADC in a Docker container, NetScaler Management and Analytics System for seamless management of hybrid cloud ADC infrastructure and continued innovations for security with Web Application Firewall (WAF) Security Insight highlight our commitment to innovation to meet customer and market needs. We have also seen great market traction over the last 12 months with increased ADC market share which is another testament to our sales and go to market execution. We believe all of this led to Gartner’s recognition and positioning us furthest for completeness of vision in the 2016 MQ report, as well as guidance to its clients to consider Citrix for all ADC opportunities globally.
- Ash Chowdappa

Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler


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