We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I like the load balancing capability."
"The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features."
"I am very satisfied with the technical support."
"Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup."
"I think they ask for a fair price."
"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."
"The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface."
"The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement."
"The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."
"The solution could integrate better with other platforms."
"User interface could be improved."
"It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
"Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."
"This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed."
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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.
OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.6, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.4. 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 SMA writes "R&D works efficiently and comes out with updates as necessary". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall Netextender, Citrix Gateway and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall SMA report.
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