Citrix ADC

Introduction to the Citrix ADC product line

The Citrix ADC product line optimizes delivery of applications over the internet and private networks, combining application-level security, optimization, and traffic management into a single, integrated appliance. You can install a Citrix ADC appliance in your server room and route all connections to your managed servers through it. The Citrix ADC features that you enable and the policies you set are then applied to incoming and outgoing traffic.

A Citrix ADC appliance can be integrated into any network as a complement to existing load balancers, servers, caches, and firewalls. It requires no additional client or server side software, and can be configured using the Citrix ADC web-based GUI and CLI configuration utilities.

This topic includes the following sections:

  • Citrix ADC Hardware Platforms
  • Citrix ADC Editions
  • Supported Releases on ADC Hardware
  • Supported Browsers

Citrix ADC Hardware Platforms

Citrix ADC hardware is available in a variety of platforms that have a range of hardware specifications:

Citrix ADC MPX hardware platform

Citrix ADC SDX hardware platform

Citrix ADC Editions

The Citrix ADC operating system is available in three editions:

  • Standard
  • Advanced
  • Premium

The Standard and Advanced editions have limited features available. Feature licenses are required for all editions.

For more information about Citrix ADC software editions, see the Citrix ADC Editions datasheet.

For information about how to obtain and install licenses, see Licensing.

Supported releases on Citrix ADC hardware

See the following compatibility matrix tables for all Citrix ADC hardware platforms and the software releases supported on these platforms:

Citrix ADC MPX Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix

Citrix ADC SDX Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix

Supported browsers

To access the Citrix ADC GUI, your workstation must have a supported web browser.

The following table lists the compatible browsers for NetScaler GUI version 12.0, 12.1, and 13.0:

Operating System Browser Versions
Windows 7 & later Internet Explorer 11, Edge, & later
Windows 7 & later Mozilla Firefox 45 & later
Windows 7 & later Chrome 60 & later
MAC Mozilla Firefox 45 & later
MAC Safari 10.1.1 & later

The compatible browser versions for Citrix ADC 11.1 are as follows:

Operating System Browser Versions
Windows 7 & later Internet Explorer 8,9,10, 11, Edge
Windows 7 & later Mozilla Firefox 45 & later
Windows 7 & later Chrome 60 & later
MAC Mozilla Firefox 45 & later
MAC Safari 10.1.1 & later

Introduction to the Citrix ADC product line