Product Documentation

Introduction to the Citrix NetScaler Product Line

Feb 05, 2018

The Citrix NetScaler 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 NetScaler appliance in your server room and route all connections to your managed servers through it. The NetScaler features that you enable and the policies you set are then applied to incoming and outgoing traffic.

A NetScaler 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 NetScaler web-based GUI and CLI configuration utilities.

This topic includes the following sections:

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

Citrix NetScaler Hardware Platforms

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

Citrix NetScaler MPX harware platform

Citrix NetScaler SDX hardware platform 

NetScaler Secure Web Gateway hardware platform

Citrix NetScaler Editions

The NetScaler operating system is available in three editions:

  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Platinum

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

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

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

Supported Releases on NetScaler Hardware

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

NetScaler MPX Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix

NetScaler SDX Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix

NetScaler SWG Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix

Supported Browsers

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

Operating System Browser Versions
Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.25 and above
Google Chrome Latest
Windows 64 bit Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and 11
Google Chrome Latest
MAC Mozilla Firefox 3.6.25 and above
Safari 5.1.3 and above
Google Chrome Latest