Suresh KotianEnterprise Architect at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the networking. I didn't have a good experience with the networking that Sophos has."
"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."
"OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution."
"I would like for them to improve the troubleshooting features. We have some problems with traffic and I can't identify where the problem is coming from. I have to open a ticket with support until it gets resolved. Microsoft doesn't offer enough tools to resolve the issue."
"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."
"It is not scalable."
"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."
"It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
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A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.
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.
Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 18th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 7th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.0, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Has good networking and is faster than other platforms but it needs better troubleshooting features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Connect Secure and AWS PrivateLink, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Pulse Connect Secure, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Sangfor EasyConnect.
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