Executive Summary

By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2003-03-31 Print this article Print

: RS9800"> Executive Summary: RS9800

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
NetScalers flagship Web application management appliance provides robust traffic control, strong SSL performance, built-in network attack protection and standard failover features. The product will be a good fit for content and service providers and large enterprise Web infrastructures looking for an easy way to optimize Layer 7 application traffic.


The RS9800 has a hefty price of $50,000 and a high-availability pair costs $75,000. Sites that dont need all the horsepower in the RS9800 can look into lower-end RS models, which start at $25,000. The RS9800 is robust yet easy to setup and manage. Most sites can be up and running in a short time. Configuring the system with advanced load balancing schemes is not prohibitively difficult.

(+) Comprehensive Web application management in a small chassis; robust performance; strong redundancy features.

(-) Expensive; lacks clustering capabilities.

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