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Real User
QA Engineer/Software Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 16 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the new features of it is you can change the default port. Instead of 1194, like everybody expects, you can change it to whichever port you want to use. Another thing is that you can do local subnet blocking.

How has it helped my organization?

It can securely do remote product updates, push out product updates; just like on our LAN, it's a virtual private network and we just push across our updates.

What needs improvement?

They may have this already, but it would be nice to be able to get more notifications if a site drops unexpectedly. It would be nice with all these features, if they could send some examples of each one; just small sample scripts to look at... more»
Real User
Software Engineer II at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Apr 17 2018

What is most valuable?

The compatibility with almost any Linux operating system, and how easy it is to write scripts and generate keys for people to use and log in. I found it easy to deploy quickly.

How has it helped my organization?

Interoperability between different offices. We didn't have to keep exchanging documents via email and other tech. We were able to maintain a common file store because of the complete VPN setup we had using OpenVPN.

What needs improvement?

Some of the issues we faced were things like, if someone's key is not working, or if we had to remove someone's permission from it, or maybe an employee left the company and we had to take their key out. That seemed a little bit more... more»
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Real User
Senior System Engineer
Apr 16 2018

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature for us is its ability to see the new Citrix server as a local server within the company. And it allows us to test abroad. We have a couple other sites that we want to try to get people to remote into. Having that feature... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to actually use the Citrix server, just that simple.

What needs improvement?

The user interface that we had to implement. I would like to see a simpler interface, so that we can make the connection between the local network using the LAN IP. Also, I would be more happy with the idea of licensing to have a reduced... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Apr 12 2018

What is most valuable?

This open-source solution provided the easiest UX for our end-users and had the greatest interoperability with all the operating systems we used, including but not limited to: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Linux.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed people to remotely access files from their mobile devices. It was so easy for end-users to use that they were able to work more efficiently no matter where they were, whether at a client’s campus, home, traveling – wherever they... more»

What needs improvement?

The upgrade path from older versions was more difficult than we wanted to tackle, so we ran an older version of the software for longer than I wanted. Patching, updating, and migrating to newer versions was a problem for us. That said, we... more»
Real User
Senior Linux System Administrator at a media company with 51-200 employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Easy to set up. * Clients for multiple platforms * It runs on Linux. * It allows for two-factor authentication. This makes it very easy to administer if it is running on a Linux server where you can do everything over CLI or a web-based... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to give access to our office network in a safe and secure way to users, no matter which computing platform they use.

What needs improvement?

There was one annoying feature where we had to disable and enable the user. I cannot remember what it was exactly, but I think it was for a password lockout. It would be nice if there was a checkbox, or something, in the web interface to... more»
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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.


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