Compare OpenVPN Access Server vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks

OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 9.0, while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Good architecture, software, and interface with strong endpoint protection". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, Sangfor EasyConnect and SonicWall Mobile Connect, whereas Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN and Safe-T Secure Application Access. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks report.
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Pros
There is support for multi-factor authentication.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.Provided the easiest UX for our end-users and had the greatest interoperability with all the operating systems we used, including but not limited to: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Linux.

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The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.The initial setup is very straightforward.

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The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had.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 upgrade path from older versions was more difficult than we wanted to tackle, so we ran an older version of the software for longer than I wanted. Patching, updating, and migrating to newer versions was a problem for us. That said, we were on a rather old version that I inherited yet it worked rock solid.

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The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.I would like to see better pricing and an easier logging process. Also, if there was a way to log a global log, everything could go onto the system. It would be better if there was a third log, otherwise one would have to do everything manually.Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.Dependencies of applications sometimes is a bit confusing.

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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.At one point I had to purchase addition connection licenses. I was very pleased with the pricing and licensing; so much easier than navigating the confusing jungle of Microsoft and Cisco licensing and pricing. That alone made the product a delight to manage.

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The licensing cost is about 18,000 euros.

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Also Known As
OpenVPNPalo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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Overview

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.

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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Sample Customers
Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, SamsungConcord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company12%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Media Company11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government5%
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