Other new features include analytics (for BI and automatic policy tuning), CloudBridge integration (to assist in linking corporate data centres with external cloud providers), XenDesktop support (eg, support for smartcard authentication), and improvements to the Application Firewall module (to help protect against data leakage).
NetScaler 10 works with NetScaler MPX, NetScaler VPX and NetScaler SDX appliances. It is free of charge to customers on current maintenance agreements, otherwise prices start at $US2000.
The TriScale clustering capability will be licensed separately, with general availability later this quarter.
"NetScaler 10 is a significant milestone - in not just the ADC market, but also in heralding in a new infrastructure era where the network takes centre stage as enterprises and service providers transform due to the unstoppable forces of mobility and cloud," said Sunil Potti, vice president and general manager, NetScaler product group, Citrix.
"NetScaler 10 enables enterprises to embrace a cloud-first network design across all service delivery functions including cloud connectivity, security and visibility, giving IT the control and confidence to take on the transformation to the cloud network era."