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"The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.""The solution is very stable.""I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.""The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.""It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.""The setup and installation was easy.""It is very effective and I am satisfied with how it works and with its performance.""A reliable and stable solution for remote network access."

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"It allows us to work remotely.""NetExtender works very well. I never had an issue with it, and it has been working well for me. In terms of management, you have good control over the destination. You can use NetExtender to set the policy and the static route for a client. You can modify it based on what your client needs or can access. You have good control over routing.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""The most valuable feature for the Netextender is the ease with which we can integrate it with SAML."

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"The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.""The pricing needs to be better.""It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.""Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.""I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.""The servers should be more user-friendly.""The administration should be improved.""The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them."

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"SonicWall can be difficult for some people, but I don't find it difficult. Some companies provide a VPN client for free, but you have to pay for NetExtender.""There must be a multi-factor authentication enabled or integrated by default with it in order to be integrated with NetExtender.""Right now, you have to load each license on to an appliance. You can't pool across multiple appliances. So, you end up having to do a lot of administrative work to recover if an internet provider goes down, and you cannot leverage it as easily into a DR solution."

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"I would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.""The pricing of the solution is reasonable""There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing.""You have to pay for its license. There are some other companies that provide a VPN client for free. When you buy NetExtender, its license is available for one, three, or five years.""Cost wise, it would be a few hundred dollars for the base appliance with the first five clients. Then from there, your cost per seat depends on how many you're getting. It's a one-time cost, and then you have a few hundred dollars a year for the maintenance contract once you get the one-time seat costs out of the way."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported.
Top Answer: We are solution providers. We provide remote access solutions, internet access, and Voice over IP for our customers, as well as IT operational support. We use this solution to access their on-premises… more »
Top Answer: It allows us to work remotely.
Top Answer: After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing. I don't remember how much it costs, but I remember it wasn't expensive.
Top Answer: I am rolling out the new Netextender because I am having some issues with the older version. If I update the client with the newer version, the issues will go away.
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Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.

-Enforce granular access policies and extend network access through native clients
-Enhance firewall encryption and security by redirecting all client traffic through VPN
-Reduce administrative overhead by simplifying remote access management

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MST Systems
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company5%
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business50%
Large Enterprise50%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. SonicWall Netextender and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 10 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 11th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 7.8, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Netextender writes "Stable, scalable, and easy to integrate with SAML". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Zyxel VPN Client and Hillstone E-Series, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Google Cloud VPN. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. SonicWall Netextender report.

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