OpenVPN Pros and Cons
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.View full review »
It can securely do remote product updates... just as if it was on our LAN.
You can do local subnet blocking.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
Two-factor authentication allows us to not force frequent password changes.View full review »
Provides privacy and cryptography for my network communication.View full review »
It is much easier to scale and troubleshoot compared to regular Windows-based VPN solutions or PPTP daemon.View full review »
It is open source and therefore affordable for small projects.View full review »
It allows our employees to work remotely across Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms.
Highly configurable. You can create your own custom client installer and can rebrand the server-side program.View full review »
If there was a Graphical User Interface to help streamline the configuration, I believe OpenVPN would probably venture more into the non-geek realm as it were.View full review »
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 and say, "Oh okay, I could expand on this." That would help us a lot.View full review »
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 complicated than it had to be.
I think right now the GUI part of it is locked out behind the pay wall. It could use something that gives it a very basic, minimal, graphic interface for logging in, for the community version. That would probably be a good step forward.
If we had to create something for someone who was not necessarily tech savvy, I had to set that up on their computer, I had to write "read me's" and other things so that they could install their client and then connect to the VPN by themselves. So it was hard to set up for people who are not tech savvy.View full review »
I would like to see a simpler interface, so that we can make the connection between the local network using the LAN IP.
I would be more happy with the idea of licensing to have a reduced price with longer, grouped, annual fees. We have a lot of other software that does the same thing. It's a little higher price if you're going with a shorter stint, but there's a reduction in price for three- and five-year contracts.View full review »
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 were on a rather old version that I inherited yet it worked rock solid.View full review »
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 allow you to unlock a user whose password was locked.View full review »
I would like to see a GUI or Web UI to manage users. Today these features are in the Pro Edition or are done by scripts.View full review »
It requires some experience of Linux server configuration to set it up.View full review »
It could include a configuration wizard so that users who do not follow instructions well can configure a connection.View full review »
Needs a better GUI.View full review »