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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is stable.""Just creating that gateway to the storefront for Citrix is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""The session monitoring capability is good.""It adds great security to your outfacing information.""It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""The most valuable feature is that it is secure.""Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features.""The solution has very flexible configuration."

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"It was very easy to set up users.""There is support for multi-factor authentication.""OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution."

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Cons
"We are currently looking at automation. It would be good if there is some way to automate it in a fast way. It should be easy to automate. It also has some security issues.""Technical support could be improved.""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""Their VAS product should be more productive because right now, we are using other VAS solutions but not using this one.""We have experienced issues relating to multi-factor authentication""As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration.""Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it."

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"It is not scalable.""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.""The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market."
  • "I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"
  • "It costs about 4,000 a year."
  • "The price could be lower."
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  • "It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
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    Questions from the Community
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    As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration. We want one which would allow access with a single click and only require… more »
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    Fortinet FortiClient is a feature-rich solution that is easy to use and deploy without sacrificing safety and security. It has a very fast connection rate and has a built-in VPN. With this solution… more »
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    OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution.
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    It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything.
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    Also Known As
    Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
    OpenVPN
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    Overview

    Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


    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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    Sample Customers
    Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
    Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Media Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business73%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise9%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "Easy to set up and use, offers multi-factor authentication, and technical support is good". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco IOS SSL VPN and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN and KeepSolid VPN Unlimited. See our Citrix Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.

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