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Pros
"Remote connectivity is its most valuable feature.""The return on investment was very reasonable. It was low cost and it functioned, so the return on investment was excellent.""It's pretty stable, and I don't have any problems with it.""The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment."

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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."

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Cons
"The initial setup was probably more complex. The configuration was somewhat unclear.""Everybody else is doing AI, machine learning, self-healing, next-generation features. It needs more next-generation features. Everybody else is doing AI, machine learning, self-healing, next-generation features. It needs more next-generation features.""I haven't found that that solution does anything amazing.""Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time."

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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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing was free up to ten users and after that, it was pretty reasonable.""Anyone can download this product for free, but you have to have a FortiGate gateway that you are connecting to.""An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price."

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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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Overview

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.

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
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataVerizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company7%
Government5%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise11%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiClient vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,626 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 18 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, Microsoft Windows Defender, Kaspersky Endpoint Security, Check Point Endpoint Security and CrowdStrike Falcon, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, F5 BIG-IP and SonicWall Mobile Connect. See our Fortinet FortiClient vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.

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