We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Pulse Connect Secure 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.
"All of our offices are using Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. The solution is scalable."
"The best feature is the ability to connect from anywhere."
"The interoperability with various firewall and access gateway vendors is one of this solution's most valuable features"
"It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process."
"It is scalable and depends on your chosen network bandwidth."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is its performance. It is very fast."
"It's a very convenient and user-friendly application."
"The flexibility in their management is great."
"The most valuable feature of Pulse Connect Secure is its ease of use."
"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features."
"Pulse Connect Secure is a stable solution."
"The most valuable features of Pulse Connect Secure are multi-factor authentications, and VPNs and SSL VPNs we are using."
"What I like the most about Pulse Connect Secure is that it's user-friendly. It's easy to use. You just need to connect, and that's it."
"The best feature of Pulse Connect Secure is the good security it provides. It gives a secure connection to your network."
"It isn't stabilized on the first day, and you need to set up the channels properly."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The stability could be better. There are sometimes bugs in the system."
"Pulse Connect Secure could improve by having better integration with NAC solutions, such as Cisco ClearPass integration with Pulse Connect Secure. Additionally, they need better integration with Microsoft Azure AD and Azure Authenticator."
"Pulse Connect Secure could improve the reporting, it is lacking in detail and should take the report automatically."
"The solution can be improved by addressing the failure to connect on public 2-step networks."
"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."
"At the moment, Pulse Connect Secure is a pretty good solution, and I don't see any issues with it. Currently, I'm not aware of a new or additional feature that's needed in Pulse Connect Secure, but it would be good if the team could look at how the speed of connection could be increased. Though it's quite seamless and I didn't face any problem with the speed, it would be better to improve the speed and keep going forward, especially as the industry's changing and people would love connections to be a lot faster."
"Connection-wise, Pulse Connect Secure could be faster, and this is its area for improvement."
"I don't have any downsides to report about the product at this time."
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.
Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.2, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 7.8. 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 Pulse Connect Secure writes "Easy to set up with flexible management and good network resources". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Check Point Remote Access VPN, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, VMware Workspace ONE and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.
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