Compare OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect

OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while SonicWall Mobile Connect is ranked 16th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 9.0, while SonicWall Mobile Connect is rated 0. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Mobile Connect writes "Good performance, stability, and technical support ". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks , Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN and Zscaler Private Access, whereas SonicWall Mobile Connect is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks .
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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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I can say that it's stable and the performance is acceptable.

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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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Licensing includes things that my customers don't need.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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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.

SonicWall Mobile Connect gives your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices, including iOS, OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Kindle Fire and Windows. Display only the resources to which your workforce is authorized based on your policies for each user and mobile platform. Ensure that your corporate network is protected from mobile threats and unauthorized access with our durable secure VPN client.

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