What is Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC)?

Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC)’s website describes it as: "See how Citrix application delivery and security solutions help ensure the always-on experience your customers and employees expect. "

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Some frequently asked questions about Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
  • Does Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) have: *Virtual Infrastructure Server Management? Nope.
    Manage the server hosting the virtual machines and their environments
  • Does Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) have: Continuous Scanning? Nope.
    Routinely scans as a background process to discover and identify vulnerabilities, threats, incidents, or other events
  • Does Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) have: Automatic Restart? Nope.
    Automatically restart virtual machines following a server restart or failure
  • Does Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) have: Trigger Notifications? Yes!
    Prompts alerts and notifications when certain conditions are met or in response to pre-defined actions


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