We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and OpenVPN Access Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is its performance. It is very fast."
"The interoperability with various firewall and access gateway vendors is one of this solution's most valuable features"
"All of our offices are using Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. The solution is scalable."
"The best feature is the ability to connect from anywhere."
"It is scalable and depends on your chosen network bandwidth."
"OpenVPN Access Server is very stable."
"The initial setup was easy."
"The stability is very reliable in my experience."
"The solution is user-friendly and easy to implement."
"The best thing is that it is open source and free of cost."
"It was very easy to set up users."
"The most valuable feature is that I can access my local network remotely and avoid doing all the port forwarding and redirections, and so on."
"The most valuable features of the OpenVPN Access Server are the ease of use and integration with different platforms, such as Android and Windows. I can use the solution on my desktop and mobile devices. Additionally, the solution is secure."
"It isn't stabilized on the first day, and you need to set up the channels properly."
"Make it completely routable, for example, if I have a gateway, I should be able to connect to whatever network I want on either side of the gateway, and the gateway should figure out which packet goes where."
"Their technical support could be better. If you don't have a support contract, it takes longer."
"In the next release, Microsoft should add an option to schedule upgrades."
"Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway could improve by providing IPS zero-day threat protection. For example, the IPS zero-day threat protection can monitor the user behavior to protect the infrastructure. The solution can only be used as a VPN, it is lacking features."
"We occasionally have internet issues which affect stability."
"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."
"Open VPN Access Server could be more user-friendly."
"It is not scalable."
"You do need expertise in implementation if you do the initial setup yourself."
"There could be an easier way to set up the solution. However, if you use the provided information that comes with the solution there should not be a problem."
"I would like to see continued advanced security implementation."
"The server configuration file needs to be improved, it's the biggest problem in the configuration process."
A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.
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.
Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.2, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Difficult to install, not universally usable, and the stability could be improved, but it works". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "Secure and good for small firms but is complex to set up". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, AWS PrivateLink and Pulse Connect Secure, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Pulse Connect Secure, Check Point Remote Access VPN and SonicWall Netextender. See our Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.
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