OpenVPN Previous Solutions

Elliott Scott
CEO at Scott Solutions LLC
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. The big push for me to look at OpenVPN came when I started to work in heterogeneous environments, using both Windows and Linux. As I started to discover the options available through the Linux platform, I naturally continued to expand my curiosity and experiment with the options I found. In many cases, I found some that were okay, but too unstable to really consider, and in others, I found outstanding products developed by some brilliant people. OpenVPN became the perfect solution for me when I tried to connect two DRBD farms together and needed to encrypt the data stream between the two. It made sense to use the product from the host responsible for managing the DRBD stack, and simply add the remote farm via the tunnel. I then began to see other opportunities where I could apply it, and finally jumped in full force. View full review »
Software Engineer II at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We started off with OpenVPN when we were evaluating what we could use for our needs and we ended up with OpenVPN. I have used other VPN solutions at other offices, but in the cases that I've dealt with, OpenVPN was the choice. View full review »
Senior System Engineer
We didn't have a previous solution. We had done a little research and we went with OpenVPN as the first option. It wasn't that we went through several before it. View full review »
Thom at Work
Infrastructure Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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 end-users had issues with the Cisco VPN. At the time, it also didn’t work on mobile devices and the required ports were blocked by certain ISPs (like some hotel internet connections, cellular providers, etc.) View full review »
Senior Linux System Administrator at a media company with 51-200 employees
Cofounder/CTO and Principal Devops at a tech vendor
Cisco VPN, L2TP/IPsec. OpenVPN is easier to maintain and use, save us time. View full review »
Eugene Burachevskiy
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Just regular Windows Server PPTP/L2TP and Linux PPTP. OpenVPN is clearly better than the regular solutions. View full review »
Michael Lednev
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We switched from IPSec and switched because of NAT issues. View full review »
Mark Engstrom
Python Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This was our first solution. View full review »

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