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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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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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

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"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
SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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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 SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
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Sample Customers
Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government10%
Non Profit5%
Company Size
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise9%
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Small Business88%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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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