Product Documentation

Features and solutions

May 24, 2018

NetScaler MAS provides the following features:

Features

Description

Application Analytics and Management

  Application Performance Analytics

App Score is the product of a scoring system that defines how well an application is performing. It shows whether the application is performing well in terms of responsiveness, is not vulnerable to threats, and has all systems up and running.

  Application Security Analytics

The App Security Dashboard provides a holistic view of the security status of your applications. For example, it shows key security metrics such as security violations, signature violations, threat indexes.  App Security dashboard also displays attack related information such as syn attacks, small window attacks, and DNS flood attacks for the discovered NetScaler instances.

 

 

Networks

  Instances

Enables you to manage the NetScaler ADC, NetScaler Gateway, NetScaler SD-WAN, and HAProxy instances.

  Instance Groups

Enables you to group your instances as follows:

  • Static Group: Allow you to define a device group that you can use in different tasks such as, Configuration Jobs and so on.
  • Private IP-block: Enables you to group your instances based on geographical locations.

  Event Management

When the IP address of a NetScaler instance is added to NetScaler MAS, NetScaler MAS sends a NITRO call and implicitly adds itself as a trap destination for the instance to receive its traps or events.

Events represent occurences of events or errors on a managed NetScaler instance.

  Certificate Management

NetScaler MAS now streamlines every aspect of certificate management for you. Through a single console, you can establish automated policies to ensure the right issuer, key strength, and correct algorithms, while keeping close tabs on certificates that are unused or soon to expire. To begin using NetScaler MAS’s SSL dashboard and its functionalities, you must understand what an SSL certificate is and how you can use NetScaler MAS to keep track of your SSL certificates.

  Configuration Management

NetScaler MAS allows you to create configuration jobs that help you perform configuration tasks, such as creating entities, configuring features, replication of configuration changes, system upgrades, and other maintenance activities with ease on multiple instances. Configuration jobs and templates simplify the most repetitive administrative tasks to a single task on NetScaler MAS.

  Configuration Audit

Enables you to monitor and identify anomalies in the configurations across your instances.

  • Configuration Advice: Allows you to identify configuration anomaly.
  • Audit template: Allows you to monitor the changes across a specific configuration.
  Network Reporting You can optimize resource usage by monitoring your network reporting on NetScaler MAS. 

Analytics

  Web Insight

Provides visibility into enterprise web applications and allows IT administrators to monitor all web applications being served by the NetScaler ADC by providing integrated and real-time monitoring of applications. Web Insight provides critical information such as user and server response time, enabling IT organizations to monitor and improve application performance.

  HDX Insight

Provides end-to end visibility for ICA traffic passing through NetScaler ADC. HDX Insight enables administrators to view real-time client and network latency metrics, historical reports, End-to-end performance data, and troubleshoot performance issues.

  Gateway Insight

Provides visibility into the failures that users encounter when logging on, regardless of the access mode. You can view a list of users logged on at a given time, along with the number of active users, number of active sessions, and bytes and licenses used by all users at any given time.

  Security Insight

Provides a single-pane solution to help you assess your application security status and take corrective actions to secure your applications.

  SSL Insight SSL Insight provides visibility into secure web transactions (HTTPS) and allows IT administrators to monitor all the secure web applications being served by the NetScaler ADC by providing integrated and real-time and historic monitoring of secure web transactions.
  TCP Insight TCP Insight provides an easy and scalable solution for monitoring the metrics of the optimization techniques and congestion control strategies (or algorithms) used in NetScaler instances to avoid network congestion in data transmission.
  Video Insight The Video Insight feature provides an easy and scalable solution for monitoring the metrics of the video optimization techniques used by NetScaler appliances to improve customer experience and operational efficiency.
  WAN Insight WAN Insight analytics enable administrators to easily monitor the accelerated and unaccelerated WAN traffic that flows between the datacenter and branch WAN optimization appliances. WAN Insight also provides visibility into clients, applications and branches on the network, to help troubleshoot network issues effectively.

Orchestration

  Cloud Orchestration

Enables integration of Citrix NetScaler products with OpenStack cloud orchestration. NetScaler MAS and OpenStack implement each other's APIs, enabling integration of the Citrix NetScaler appliance's Load Balancing feature (LBaaS) with OpenStack cloud orchestration.

  SDN Orchestration

NetScaler MAS supports SDN in enterprises network by integrating with SDN controllers of different vendors. NetScaler MAS supports both VMware NSX Manager and Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC).