Anonymous UserSolutions 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."
"It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process."
"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."
"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."
"Their technical support could be better. If you don't have a support contract, it takes longer."
"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."
"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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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.
-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
Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 18th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 11th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 8.6, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 8.6. 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 SonicWall Netextender writes "Stable, scalable, and easy to integrate with SAML". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, OpenVPN Access Server and Aruba Virtual Intranet Access, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and NetMotion Mobility.
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