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Elliott Scott
Real User
CEO at Scott Solutions LLC
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

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. Obviously, the higher the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

OpenVPN has allowed me to have the ability to VPN into my environment from anywhere, using Open Source technologies, which helps me control my costs. My clients have… more»

What needs improvement?

The product is fully customized through configuration files, which is all achieved through manual data entry. This is where it becomes unattractive. If there was a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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. That's the only cost… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to OpenVPN, I've had some experience with SonicWALL VPN, Fortinet, and CiscoVPN. All of these are fine alternatives, and I rarely experienced a problem using them… more»

What other advice do I have?

You can see a quick description of the DRBD project I mentioned on my website along with a graphic showing the layout of it. Visit http://www.scottsolutions.us/p... for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In my DRBD example above, I couldn't find a solution without introducing additional hardware between the two farms that either complicated access from authorized hosts or… more»
Thom at Work
Real User
Infrastructure Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Aug 22 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… more»

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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

At one point I had to purchase addition connection licenses. I was very pleased with the pricing and licensing; so much easier than navigating the confusing jungle of… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

OpenVPN was already implemented when I took over the IT department. I do know that there was also a Cisco VPN product in place, but it was finicky and many of our… more»

What other advice do I have?

We did not use this product on AWS. We hosted the server on our network. My advice would be, if OpenVPN fits your environment and needs, it’s a great solution. Do it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn’t purchase OpenVPN, but I have evaluated other products for other departments I managed at other companies. Cisco and Fortinet are the two I remember off hand.

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What is OpenVPN Access Server?

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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