We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution."
"It was very easy to set up users."
"There is support for multi-factor authentication."
"The most valuable feature for the Netextender is the ease with which we can integrate it with SAML."
"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 straightforward."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"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."
"The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had."
"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."
"The Netextender application itself doesn't really look pretty, however, we can still use it. We don't care what it looks like. That said, if they did a cosmetic update, that would be fine."
"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."
"It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
"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."
"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."
"After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing."
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.
-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
OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.6, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 8.6. 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 SonicWall Netextender writes "Stable with good security and a straightforward setup". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Zscaler Private Access, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, SonicWall SMA, Fortinet FortiClient and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Netextender report.
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