Is Citrix Netscaler required

We are on Xenapp 7.8.  I just found out that our Netscaler license did not belong to us, but to the company that set up Citrix.  Who is now gone.
I got a temporary Netscaler license.  When The Citrix rep called me to give me pricing, it is $7000.  

I spoke to the guy who set up Netscaler and he told me that the SSL certificate could be pointed to the Store Front, which would eliminate the need for Netscaler.

All we use Xenapp for is "Desktop".  We don't deploy any apps.   Is it OK to not use Netscaler?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
The Netscaler name covers an entire family of products, so best you clarify which you're using.

And just scanning the list, likely you don't require any of these... especially for $7000...

Start running without it + if you have any challenges, look for cheaper alternatives.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
The trial ID is 1000.  I think the rep said we could use ID 15.

model id
Dirk KotteSECommented:
to access citrix apps or desktops from outside your LAN (internet) you should use Netscaler or VPN.
Currently you use netscaler as virtual appliance.
If you don#t publish other services (outlook, webpages,...) with NetScaler, you can use the NetScaler Gateway VPX license for less than 1000$.
But it is bandwith-limited (50MBit i think) and has less features than the full NS-license (no loadbalancin-feature for Store-Front if you have more than one ... for example)

Accessing SF without a gateway-solution (like NS or some FireWalls) generates problems ... SF presents the internal IP of the Terminalservers and the access is not secured.

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I was able to reach the Tech that set it up.  He stated we can point the SSL to the Store Front rather than the Netscaler.   It turns out when his company set up the Citrix, they used their license for Netscaler.
Dirk KotteSECommented:
ok, would be great you post the way to solve this ...
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Okay I will.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Just letting you know, I haven't forgotten this post.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
We are going to use the Gateway.

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