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"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.""There is support for multi-factor authentication."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is they have IT consultants that know SonicWall.""This solution has many options for remote desktop and access.""It is faster than other security options when using remote connections.""The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.""I like the load balancing capability.""I think they ask for a fair price."

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"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 security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had."

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"The overall menu is not very user-friendly and it could be easier.""This is an expensive solution and I think that the price could be improved.""The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising.""The solution could integrate better with other platforms.""The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""User interface could be improved."

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"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."

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"The cost of the licensing is based on the maximum number of concurrent users, and it costs a lot to add them.""I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software is free. It is already built-in with the box.""Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."

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Also Known As
OpenVPNSonicWall 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, SamsungUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Government13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
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Find out what your peers are saying about OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 9.6, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN and F5 BIG-IP, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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