OpenVPN Review

Provides privacy and cryptography for my network communication


How has it helped my organization?

My entire engineering team can access our infrastructure from anywhere in the world, securely.

What is most valuable?

Privacy and cryptography for my network communication.

What needs improvement?

Maybe provide a GUI or Web UI to manage users. Today these features are in the Pro Edition or are done by scripts.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

The community is great. We are able to find a lot of documentation on the Web.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Cisco VPN, L2TP/IPsec. OpenVPN is easier to maintain and use, save us time.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, a server is installed in a few minutes.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Pro Edition has a reasonable price per user.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Cisco VPN.

What other advice do I have?

I use it as server and client in AWS. The first reason is to provide a kind of crypted VLAN.

No real advice to give, except to be careful with the traffic in/out on extensive usage.

I rate it 10 out of 10. Simple to install and maintain, easy to find documentation or help in Google.

Try it. It's really fast to PoC and validate this solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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