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

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"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.""It's a very convenient and user-friendly application.""The flexibility in their management is great."

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Cons
"SSL VPN license cost is not cheap."

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"The stability could be better. There are sometimes bugs in the system.""We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works.""I don't have any downsides to report about the product at this time."

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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Very reliable solution with good scalability and straightforward implementation.
    Top Answer:The licensing model is very complex with many subcategories of licenses you can purchase. They could make it more simplified for customers to understand.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The flexibility in their management is great.
    Top Answer:Pulse Secure and Juniper are very expensive in their license cost. That's a drawback of this solution. The hardware is rather cheap, however, licensing is very, very, very expensive. You have… more »
    Top Answer:We would like to see them be a bit more swift in the changes in the protocols and the browsers. They are lagging a bit behind. Certainly, for the Pulse Desktop Client, they should really work on the… more »
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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.

    The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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    Sample Customers
    Bank of China Macao, Instituto Tecnológico Bolivariano, Ministry of Labor in San Salvador, FEDCO
    Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hillstone E-Series vs. Pulse Connect Secure
    May 2022
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    Hillstone E-Series is ranked 6th in SSL VPN with 2 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 3 reviews. Hillstone E-Series is rated 9.0, while Pulse Connect Secure 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 Pulse Connect Secure writes "Easy to set up with flexible management and good network resources". 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 Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Hillstone E-Series vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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