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Find out what your peers are saying about OpenVPN Access Server vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"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.""There is support for multi-factor authentication."

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"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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Cons
"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.""The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had.""It is not scalable."

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"We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity."

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"It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."

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Top Answer: It was very easy to set up users.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.
Top Answer: We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that… more »
Top Answer: We are using it as a remote access solution for our users and partners.
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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.

The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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Sample Customers
Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise9%
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Find out what your peers are saying about OpenVPN Access Server vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 7th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.6, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "Easy to set up and use, offers multi-factor authentication, and technical support is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "Provides good security for our virtual desktops while working remotely from home". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall SMA, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and VMware Workspace ONE. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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