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Find out what your peers are saying about Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops.""I can safely say this is one of the best solutions I have seen for VPN access. It can achieve what other vendors may not be able to. This product will train you about exactly what an SSL should be. You can leverage it to do whatever you wish, the way you wish to do it. This is the solution if you want a perfectly scalable product for your enterprise that can help your mobile users and integrate with the latest technologies."

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"The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.""I like the load balancing capability.""Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup.""I am very satisfied with the technical support.""I think they ask for a fair price."

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Cons
"We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works.""Zero test FDP (Fraud Protection and Prevention) should be improved.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity."

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"The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""User interface could be improved.""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 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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of the product is high, but worth it because of the utility and great product support."

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"This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed.""Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."

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Top Answer: It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.
Top Answer: We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that… more »
Top Answer: We are using it as a remote access solution for our users and partners.
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2nd
out of 11 in SSL VPN
Views
7,774
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Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
4th
out of 11 in SSL VPN
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2,798
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4
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Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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Overview
The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government10%
Non Profit5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business88%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 3 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 4th in SSL VPN with 5 reviews. Pulse Connect Secure is rated 8.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "The flexibility enables us to design solutions well, save effort and cost, and better support customers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "R&D works efficiently and comes out with updates as necessary". Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Fortinet FortiClient, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall Netextender, Citrix Gateway, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Cisco IOS SSL VPN. See our Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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