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Top Answer: It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process.
Top Answer: Their technical support could be better. If you don't have a support contract, it takes longer.
Top Answer: I would definitely recommend this solution because it is very easy to deploy and very stable. It is very simple. It is only a VPN connection. It works for what it is made. I would rate Microsoft Azure… more »
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AWS Direct Connect
AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service solution that makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between your network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, this dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows you to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet your changing needs.

A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.

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AWS Direct Connect is ranked 19th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 11th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. AWS Direct Connect is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Has good networking and is faster than other platforms but it needs better troubleshooting features". AWS Direct Connect is most compared with AWS PrivateLink, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiClient and SonicWall Netextender, whereas Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, OpenVPN Access Server and Perimeter 81.

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