We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"It's a stable solution."
"It is very simple to use, and it allows me to get into the university's network from my home, which is very useful for me."
"It is a product that is very robust and durable."
"It is faster than other security options when using remote connections."
"The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features."
"I like the load balancing capability."
"I think they ask for a fair price."
"I am very satisfied with the technical support."
"Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup."
"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."
"The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported."
"When many people are using the internet at home, which is usually right after dinner, this type of service is a little bit hard to use. The internet becomes quite slow, and sometimes, I have to stop using this application. I am not sure if this issue is because of the application or my internet provider."
"It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops and desktops as well."
"The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising."
"The solution could integrate better with other platforms."
"The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement."
"User interface could be improved."
"The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface."
"The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."
"There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."
"I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software is free. It is already built-in with the box."
"Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."
"This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed."
Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 5 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 4th in SSL VPN with 6 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. 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 SMA writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Zyxel VPN Client and Symantec VIP Access Manager, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall Netextender, Citrix Gateway and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. SonicWall SMA report.
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