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  • "After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing."
  • "You have to pay for its license. There are some other companies that provide a VPN client for free. When you buy NetExtender, its license is available for one, three, or five years."
  • "Cost wise, it would be a few hundred dollars for the base appliance with the first five clients. Then from there, your cost per seat depends on how many you're getting. It's a one-time cost, and then you have a few hundred dollars a year for the maintenance contract once you get the one-time seat costs out of the way."
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    Overview

    AWS Direct Connect
    AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service solution that makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

    AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between your network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, this dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows you to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet your changing needs.

    -Enforce granular access policies and extend network access through native clients
    -Enhance firewall encryption and security by redirecting all client traffic through VPN
    -Reduce administrative overhead by simplifying remote access management

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    Sample Customers
    Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Media Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    AWS Direct Connect is ranked 21st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews. AWS Direct Connect is rated 0.0, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Netextender writes "Hard to set up with lag issues and unhelpful technical support". AWS Direct Connect is most compared with AWS PrivateLink, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Fortinet FortiClient, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel and SonicWall SMA.

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