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"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.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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"It is easy to use.""It offers more platform support, like Apple, Android, and Microsoft.""The VPN we are using is good and working quite well.""Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment."

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"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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"In the next release, I would like the ability to work offline with remote access.""Every time that I have a new phone or computer, it takes a little longer to deploy it.""If they had dashboards or a report for managers or executives, then it would allow them to see the status and have it make sense to them.""It gets out of sync with Active Directory or whatever it might be, whatever the authentication piece is on Active Directory, and they just reset it on the backend. I never have to contact the vendor."

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

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"There are additional costs for maintenance."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops.
Top Answer: This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity. Disconnections are not regularly happening but they do cause us problems. This type of instability is very serious and… more »
Top Answer: We use this solution to create a secure connection for our virtual desktops when we are working from home or other remote locations.
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Compared 17% of the time.
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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.

Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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Sample Customers
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-ElevenMaine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Citrix, Pulse Secure and others in SSL VPN. Updated: January 2021.
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Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 2 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 3 reviews. Pulse Connect Secure is rated 9.0, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 9.0. 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 Symantec VIP Access Manager writes "It's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment". Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall SMA and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Duo Security, Okta Workforce Identity and Symantec Siteminder.

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