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Monitoring Citrix bandwidth usage and Internet deployment

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Hi Citrix/Network Experts,

I had a few questions about Citrix and overall bandwidth monitoring for a new company I started work at:

1) what's a good/best method to monitor/analyze bandwidth usage/needs for Citrix?  Basically we have a dedicated DSL line @ 6MB/768kb for about 25 remote citrix users that access remote desktop (to use MS office, access network docs, and other apps) on the server via direct internet, so I'm in the process of upgrading our bandwidth and wanted to see exactly what our needs are.  I have the decision to either upgrade to a 1.5mb/1.5mb or 3mb/3mb pipe for remote users and wanted to be sure that I pick the appropriate service.

2)  Prior to this company, I deployed remote citrix connections via cisco vpn connection and it seems to perform better although it was with less users.  What's a better method to deploy citrix in terms of performance?  VPN or direct internet connection?   I mean to me VPN would suck up more bandwidth on top of the citrix connection plus i believe Citrix connections are already encrypted as well...Can someone educate me on the difference?

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