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"The installation is easy, we have not had any complaints from our customers.""Very reliable solution with good scalability and straightforward implementation.""Five out of five ROI."

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

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Cons
"SSL VPN license cost is not cheap."

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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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  • "The licensing model is very complex with many subcategories of licenses you can purchase. They could make it more simplified for customers to understand."
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  • "It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
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    Very reliable solution with good scalability and straightforward implementation.
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    The licensing model is very complex with many subcategories of licenses you can purchase. They could make it more simplified for customers to understand.
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    The room for improvement would be the SSL VPN license cost. They're not cheap, that's the only problem. Those are a little more on expensive side, but again, not many would deploy Hillstone for SSL… 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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    Overview

    Hillstone E-Series next generation firewalls provide visibility and control of web applications regardless of port, protocol, or evasive action. It can identify and prevent potential threats associated with high-risk applications while providing policy-based control over applications, users, and user-groups. Policies can be defined that guarantee bandwidth to mission-critical applications while restricting or blocking inappropriate or malicious applications. Hillstone E-Series firewalls incorporate comprehensive network security and advanced firewall features. They provide superior price performance, excellent energy efficiency, and a smaller size when compared to competing products.

    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
    Bank of China Macao, Instituto Tecnológico Bolivariano, Ministry of Labor in San Salvador, FEDCO
    Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Media Company4%
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    Small Business73%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise9%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hillstone E-Series vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Hillstone E-Series is ranked 20th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. Hillstone E-Series is rated 9.0, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Hillstone E-Series writes "Efficient call processor and overall amazing ROI". 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". Hillstone E-Series is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Hillstone T-Series, Sophos XG, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. See our Hillstone E-Series vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.

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