Compare Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. OpenVPN Access Server

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 10 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Lightweight and stable with good connectivity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks , Zscaler Private Access, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, F5 BIG-IP and AppGate, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks , F5 BIG-IP, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, Sangfor EasyConnect and SonicWall Mobile Connect. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.
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The solution works very well. You just click and it's working.The setup is quick and easy on the client-side.The solution is very easy to use and set up.The most valuable feature is the connection feature.This solution is stable. There have been no technical issues.It is easy to handle, you can have it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.It's easy to handle. You can have it on Windows, Linux or Mac, that's quite useful.I like how I don't need to see the solution or start it up. I just use my computer and have it working in the background. I start my laptop and it's there and working. That's the most important feature.

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There is support for multi-factor authentication.The features I have found to be most valuable are the levels of encryption I can enact and the compression I can apply to improve throughput.Provided the easiest UX for our end-users and had the greatest interoperability with all the operating systems we used, including but not limited to: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Linux.

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The configuration from the client-side would be useful. Right now, it's not centralized. There should be a lock so that it can only be configured from one place.The setup is a bit difficult to handle on the server-side.Behavior analytics and other newer technologies should be integrated into the solution.There are situations where the connection drops, and you may not even be aware of it until you try to do something critical.I have been working with the same interface for the last ten years. I would say that it needs some improvements made.It would be useful to have an automatic install process where if you connect and you don't have the latest version, it should be automatically done.Every two weeks there was a new version to install which was annoying for the users.The hotspots give me connectivity issues occasionally. It could be easier to use if it allowed me to choose the hotspot.

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The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had.If there was a Graphical User Interface to help streamline the configuration, I believe OpenVPN would probably venture more into the non-geek realm as it were.The upgrade path from older versions was more difficult than we wanted to tackle, so we ran an older version of the software for longer than I wanted. Patching, updating, and migrating to newer versions was a problem for us. That said, we were on a rather old version that I inherited yet it worked rock solid.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Sometimes there is a problem with the number of licenses for the end-user. The number of concurrent users is limited due to a valid license.

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With regard to setup cost, pricing and/or licensing, the simple answer is that you'll need to set aside some time to learn it and experiment with it.At one point I had to purchase addition connection licenses. I was very pleased with the pricing and licensing; so much easier than navigating the confusing jungle of Microsoft and Cisco licensing and pricing. That alone made the product a delight to manage.

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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnectOpenVPN
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Overview

As mobile workers roam to different locations, an always-on intelligent VPN helps AnyConnect client devices to automatically select the optimal network access point and adapt its tunneling protocol to the most efficient method. This may include voice over IP (VoIP) traffic, TCP-based application access, or Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol for latency-sensitive traffic.

OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.

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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireServiceVerizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company12%
Government7%
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