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Pros
"We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far.""Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience.""The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer.""The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine.""The stability of the solution is perfect.""The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN.""It's a stable solution while it's running. We don't have to work on it a lot. There are not many bugs, so it's easy to use if you deploy successfully. You can be sure of an uninterrupted solution for quite a long time. Citrix is a good product.""What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly."

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"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.""There is support for multi-factor authentication.""It was very easy to set up users."

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Cons
"The load balancing could be improved.""If the solution had a more advanced DNS, it would be an improvement.""I'd like to see support for reverse proxy and more security features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The solution can be a bit pricey.""The dashboard or interface should be more clear in reporting issues. Integration with other applications should be more user-friendly.""The major issue is price. I would also like them to make other aspects more accessible.""I would like to see better configuration of repairs and downloading certification."

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"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 security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had.""The high availability deployment is not very straightforward. They can make it simpler. OpenVPN does not support some of the additional protocols that Pulse Secure and Cisco AnyConnect support. They can include support for these additional protocols."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.""Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market.""I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The session monitoring capability is good.
Top Answer: I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.
Top Answer: This is a solution I would recommend. Overall, this is a good solution that is stable, but I would like to see improvements to the logging capability. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Citrix NetScaler Unified GatewayOpenVPN
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Overview

Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


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
Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark BuildersVerizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Printing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 13 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes " Has the ability to be used in all types of environments, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and AppGate. See our Citrix Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.

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