NetScaler SD-WAN data sheet

NetScaler SD-WAN increases the performance and reliability of traditional enterprise applications, SaaS applications and virtual desktops over any network while simplifying the branch network.

Businesses rely on branch offices or remote employees to serve customers, to be near partners and suppliers and to expand into new markets. As desktop virtualization increases and applications move to the cloud, IT managers face the challenge of providing applications reliably and without a performance penalty to branch and mobile users. Now enterprises can use NetScaler SD-WAN to software define their WAN, rendering it more scalable, cost-effective and ready to connect to the cloud, while ensuring excellent application performance. At the same time, NetScaler SD-WAN can help you to effectively and economically simplify the branch network with integrated routing, firewall, and WAN optimization capabilities.

WAN Virtualization for WAN Efficiency
NetScaler SD-WAN creates a reliable WAN from diverse network links, including MPLS, broadband, and wireless, continuously measuring and monitoring each link for loss, latency, jitter and congestion. Link outages and errors are mitigated by NetScaler SD-WAN’s ability to move traffic off poor performing links without impact to the applications, resulting in predictable and consistent performance. Mission critical applications are always routed across the paths with the fastest transit time, real-time application traffic can be duplicated to guarantee no loss and traffic from high bandwidth applications can be balanced across multiple links to provide high performance for large file transfers.

Application QoS for Assured Delivery
NetScaler SD-WAN identifies applications through deep packet inspection technology that results in the industry’s best accuracy granularity. Application and application elements can be grouped into different categories with different priorities and bandwidths. With the granular application awareness combined with network intelligence, the platform can ensure that critical applications receive priority and are routed across the highest-quality link. Lower quality links are used for lower priority applications that can tolerate higher latency. The NetScaler SD-WAN endpoints also communicate with each other on congestion conditions, allowing sending devices to adjust transmission rates to match network capacity.

Dynamic Routing for Branch Simplification
NetScaler SD-WAN provides an alternative to the legacy branch router, enabling a simpler branch network with lower infrastructure and support costs. Multiple overlay routed networks can be software defined, with separate policies and security rules applied to each. With Dynamic Routing, NetScaler SD-WAN can participate in your routing topology in overlay mode for easy network insertion or operate in edge mode for a streamlined branch network with assured application delivery.

Integrated Firewall for Complete Security
NetScaler SD-WAN brings strong data protection to the network, from link layer security to a stateful firewall function. The firewall integrates with the application QoS to allow security policies to be centrally defined by application or application element, allowing you to limit or reject traffic by applications or application elements. NetScaler SD-WAN also allows users to be segmented into different zones, allowing different policies to be applied per zone. Finally, NetScaler SD-WAN provides strong encryption as data crosses public and private networks while easily integrating with cloud web gateways.

Application and WAN Optimization usability and bandwidth efiiciency
Through features such as TCP flow control, data compression, de-duplication and protocol optimization, NetScaler SD-WAN can improve the end-user experience as well as provide a reduction in WAN bandwidth expenses. And with video usage on the rise, NetScaler SD-WAN can optimize video delivery within Citrix XenDesktop environments as well as for popular websites and internal video content repositories.

Management and Visibility for centralized policies
To ensure great user experiences, enterprise IT must be able to quickly and easily deploy new sites on the network, easily define network and application policides, and identify the sources of problems in application delivery. NetScaler SD-WAN center allows centralized policy definition across all network services and zero touch deployment, radically simplifying the time and effort to turn up a new location on the WAN. Automatic bandwidth detection and adaptive bandwidth control simplifies the detection of WAN and provides detailed reporting on the true bandwidth available on each link over time. Through its integration with Citrix NetScaler MAS, NetScaler SD-WAN monitors how well applications are being delivered to users in the branch.

Why NetScaler SD-WAN

  • Maintain high performance for mission critical applications even when a network link fails
  • Improve the virtual desktop experience to branch-office and mobile users and accelerate traditional enterprise
    applications
  • Expand WAN capacity with low-cost broadband connections, while maintaining MPLS-level quality and reliability
  • Support cloud migration with integrated security to protect enterprise data
  • Simplify IT with integrated routing, firewall and WAN Optimization to reduce network footprint
  • Secure data across the WAN and to the cloud with strong encryption, application-level security policies and data
    segmentation
  • Gain visibility into application delivery in order to proactively manage the user experience
Standard Edition appliances  
Appliance 5100 4100
Model 5100-3000-SE 5100-4000-SE 5100-5000-SE 4100-1000-SE 4100-2000-SE 4100-3000-SE
Licensed
throughput
6 Gbps 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 2 Gbps 4 Gbps 6 Gbps
Maximum virtual paths
550 256
Appliance 2100 2000
Model 2100-0200-SE 2100-0300-SE 2100-0500-SE 2100-0100-SE 2100-1500-SE 2000-100-
SE
2000-200-SE 2000-300-
SE
Licensed
throughput
400 Mbps 600 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps
3 Gbps 200 Mbps 400 Mbps
600 Mbps
Maximum virtual paths
128 32
Appliance 1000 410
Model 1000-020-SE 1000-050-SE 1000-100-SE 410-020-SE 410-050-SE 410-100-SE 410-150-SE
Licensed
throughput
40 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 40 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 300 Mbps
Maximum virtual paths
16 16
Standard Edition virtual appliances
Appliance VPX
Model VPX-020-SE VPX-050-SE VPX-100-SE VPX-200-SE VPX-500-SE VPX-1000-SE
Licensed throughput 40 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 400 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps
Maximum virtual paths 8 16 16 16 16 128
Hypervisor XenServer, VMWare, HyperV, KVM
Clouds AWS, Azure
Software Features
Deployment Inline Overlay, One-armed, Edge gateway, Cloud
Path assignment Per packet, Packet load balancing, Packet duplication, By application
QoS Scheduling, shaping, classification, remarking
Router eBGP, iBGP, OSPF, Static
Security L4-7 application firewall, NAT, secure web gateway connectivity. FIPS compilant
Layer 2 VLAN (802.1Q), Bridging, SVI
Tunnel Interfaces GRE, IPSec, Citrix Virtual Path
Network Encryption 128 bit AES, 256 bit AES, IPSec
Authentication Local database, RADIUS, TACACS+
Managebility SNMPV3, DHCP relay/agent/client, Syslog, Netflow, REST API
Configuration Zero Touch Deployment service, GUI, Customizable templates, REST API

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Enterprise Edition appliances
       
Appliance 2000 1000
Model 2000-100-EE 2000-200-EE 2000-250-EE 1000-010-EE 1000-020-EE 1000-050-EE 1000-100-EE
Licensed throughput 200 Mbps
400 Mbps 500 Mbps
20 Mbps
40 Mbps
100 Mbps
200 Mbps
Maximum virtual paths
32 16
Optimized WAN capacity4.5
10 Mbps
20 Mbps
50 Mbps 4 Mbps 6 Mbps
10 Mbps 20 Mbps
Maximum HDX CCUs6
100 200 300 40 60 100 200
Maximum Accelerated TCP sessions7
20,000 10,000
Software Features
Deployment Inline Overlay, One-armed, Edge gateway, Cloud
Path assignment Per packet, Packet load balancing, Packet duplication, By application
QoS Scheduling, shaping, classification, remarking
Router eBGP, iBGP, OSPF, Static
Security L4-7 application firewall, NAT, secure web gateway connectivity. FIPS compilant
Layer 2 VLAN (802.1Q), Bridging, SVI
Tunnel Interfaces GRE, IPSec, Citrix Virtual Path
Network Encryption 128 bit AES, 256 bit AES, IPSec
Authentication Local database, RADIUS, TACACS+
Managebility SNMPV3, DHCP relay/agent/client, Syslog, Netflow, REST API
Configuration Zero Touch Deployment service, GUI, Customizable templates, REST API

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WANOP Edition appliances
Appliance 5100 4100
3000
Model 5000-1500 5000-2000 4000-310 4000-500 4000-1000 3000-050 3000-100 3000-155
Optimized WAN capacity8,9 1.5 Gbps 2 Gbps
310 Mbps
500 Mbps
1 Gbps 50 Mbps
100 Mbps
155 Mbps
QoS/unaccelerated bandwidth limit 2 Gbps 4 Gbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 500 Mbps
Maximum Accelerated TCP sessions11
120,000 160,000 40,000 60,000 120,000 50,000
Concurrent NetScaler SD-WAN clinet plug-ins
3,600 4,800 1,100 1,800 3,600 750 1,000 1200
Video caching            
WCCP clustering  
NetScaler Cloud Connector      
Group mode          
Appliance 2000 1000
Model 2000-010 2000-020
2000-050
1000-006 1000-010 1000-020
Optimized WAN capacity8,9 10 Mbps
20 Mbps
50 Mbps 6 Mbps
10 Mbps
20 Mbps
QoS/unaccelerated bandwidth limit 200 Mbps
50 Mbps
Maximum HDX CCus10 100 200 300 60 100 200
Maximum Accelerated TCP sessions11 20,000 10,000
Concurrent NetScaler SD-WAN client plug-ins 100
200 750  
Video caching
WCCP clustering
NetScaler Cloud Connector  
Group mode
Appliance 1000WS 800
Model 1000WS-006 1000WS-010 1000WS-020 800-002 800-006 800-010
Optimized WAN capacity8,9 6 Mbps
10 Mbps 20 Mbps
2 Mbps
6 Mbps
10 Mbps
QoS/unaccelerated bandwidth limit 50 Mbps
Maximum HDX CCus10 60 100 200 20 60 100
Maximum Accelerated TCP sessions11 10,000
Concurrent NetScaler SD-WAN client plug-ins 100 200 750  
Video caching
WCCP clustering
NetScaler Cloud Connector
 
Group mode
Windows Server Resources 2WPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB File Storage
 
WANOP Edition virtual appliances
Appliance VPX
Model VPX 2 VPX 6 VPX 10
VPX 20 VPX 50 VPX 100 VPX 200
Optimized WAN capacity16,17
2 Mbps 6 Mbps 10 Mbps 20 Mbps
50 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps
QoS/unaccelerated bandwidth limit 15 Mbps 50 Mbps 75 Mbps 150 Mbps 250 Mbps 250 Mbps 300 Mbps
Maximum HDX CCUs18
20 60 100 200 300 400 500
Total TCP sessions19 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 20,000 30,000
Concurrent NetScaler SD-WAN client plug-ins
20 60 100 200 300 400 500
Video caching    
WCCP clustering        
NetScaler Cloud Connector20
Group mode
Hypervisor XenServer 5.5 - 6.2 , Hyper-V 2008R2SP1 - 2012 , ESX/ESXi 4.1-6.0
Processor Dual core (quad core recommended) Intel VTx or AMD-V 64-bit x86
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Virtual CPU 1 x XenServer
& 2 x Vmware
vSphere
(>2.33GHz)
2-4 x XenServer,Hyper-V & VMware vSphere (>2.33GHz) 2-4 x XenServer,
Hyper-V &
VMWare vSphere
(~3.0GHz)
Hard drive22
100
GB
100 GB 250 GB
250
GB
250
GB
500
GB
500
GB
Network interface 2 virtual NIC's

2Only outbound WAN traffic is counted against the licensed bandwidth (Mbps or Gbps purchased). QoS and / or unaccelerated traffic do not count against the licensed bandwidth. Unaccelerated and QoS traffic can, however, impact the total amount of outbound accelerated traffic.

13Some protocols (for example ICA) can limit the processing capacity of the appliance before the licensed bandwidth is reached.

14User count is based upon a medium level workload as defined by Login VSI and XenDesktop / XenApp advanced encryption security. User count is limited by link bandwidth and TCP session counts. No user count is enforced. Published numbers are for guidance purposes only.

15TCP session count will be reduced by active HDX sessions. No session count is enforced. Published numbers are for guidance purposes.

16Only outbound WAN traffic is counted against the licensed bandwidth (Mbps or Gbps purchased). QoS and / or unaccelerated traffic do not count against the licensed bandwidth. Unaccelerated and QoS traffic can, however, impact the total amount of outbound accelerated traffic.

17Some protocols (for example ICA) can limit the processing capacity of the appliance before the licensed bandwidth is reached.

18User count is based upon a medium level workload as defined by Login VSI and XenDesktop / XenApp advanced encryption security. User count is limited by link bandwidth and TCP session counts. No user count is enforced. Published numbers are for guidance purposes only.

19TCP session count will be reduced by active HDX sessions. No session count is enforced. Published numbers are for guidance purposes.

20For NetScaler SD-WAN appliances, the NetScaler Cloud Connector is delivered as a separate software appliance.

21The VPX images are qualified to run on Intel processors only.

22For best performance, use solid state drives or high IOPs storage devices.

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