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Pros
"OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution.""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 initial setup was easy.""It was very easy to set up users.""OpenVPN Access Server is very stable."

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"The best features are security and ease of use."

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Cons
"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.""Open VPN Access Server could be more user-friendly.""The server configuration file needs to be improved, it's the biggest problem in the configuration process."

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"An improvement would be to update the look and feel of the interface, which is very traditional and doesn't fit the current market trend."

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  • "It is an open-source solution, so we don't pay for anything."
  • "OpenVPN is a free and open-source solution."
  • "Open VPN Access Server is open-source and free of charge."
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    Top Answer:The best features are security and ease of use.
    Top Answer:We pay for a support license; otherwise, the device is perpetual only. Connect Tunnel is expensive.
    Top Answer:An improvement would be to update the look and feel of the interface, which is very traditional and doesn't fit the current market trend.
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    OpenVPN
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    Overview

    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.

    -Provide strong security for mobile employees who need full access
    -Deliver “in-office” experience from any location
    -Get centralized control of all users, groups, resources and devices

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    Sample Customers
    Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Enterprise Infrastructure VPN
    June 2022
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    OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews while SonicWall Connect Tunnel is ranked 17th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 7.8, while SonicWall Connect Tunnel is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "Free and open-source solution that allows remote network access but needs to improve its server configuration file". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Connect Tunnel writes "Secure, stable, and easy to use". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Pulse Connect Secure, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Check Point Remote Access VPN, whereas SonicWall Connect Tunnel is most compared with SonicWall Netextender and Oracle VPN Connect.

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