Pulse Client Alternatives and Competitors

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IT Director at Guangdong Technion
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 30, 2020
Easy to setup, priced well, and you can automatically assign VPNs to specific users

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is as a firewall. I have two Fortinet perimeter firewall boxes in my local data center. The two boxes also provide the SSL VPN functionalities, intended for authorized users only. Not everyone in my organization has access.

Pros and Cons

  • "When the user gets authenticated, I can assign a different VPN or network to each user."
  • "I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication."

What other advice do I have?

If you are thinking to adopt the Fortinet SSL VPN, you have to consider the security level, because, by default, FortiClients can only integrate with FortiToken with a very limited license that will give you two. You can purchase additional FortiToken licenses for the MFA, or you can change to another solution, or the final option is to have the security level compromised, where the users just have user passwords to get authenticated. If users share their password with other users then the account is compromised. You cannot use multifactor authentication to prevent or to mitigate that risk. If…
Head of Solutions Delivery (Systems) at a wellness & fitness company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Aug 28, 2020
A secure and easy way of utilizing company services remotely

What is our primary use case?

We use AnyConnect to connect to our machines and networks remotely when we are not in the office. I can access files and other services that are available only on our company network.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it is really secure and very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes when you are on the VPN, it can be a little bit slow. This may not be a Cisco issue, per se.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco AnyConnect for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, it seems to be pretty good. We have people working from home and we really haven't had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have between 2,000…
Enterprise AWS Cloud Architect / Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 2, 2021
Very easy to set up users, but needs simpler high availability deployment and support for additional protocols

What is most valuable?

It was very easy to set up users.

What needs improvement?

The high availability deployment is not very straightforward. They can make it simpler.  OpenVPN does not support some of the additional protocols that Pulse Secure and Cisco AnyConnect support. They can include support for these additional protocols.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for close to a year. I set it up and configured it. I also supported it from time to time and documented standard operating procedures because there were other people who were going to maintain it and operate it. We have about 15 users of this solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was not very complicated. I did it for the first time, and for somebody who was doing it for the…
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