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We performed a comparison between OpenVPN Access Server and SonicWall Mobile Connect 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.

To learn more, read our detailed OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect report (Updated: August 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It was very easy to set up users.""The stability is very reliable in my experience.""OpenVPN Access Server is cheap, and we get to use it ourselves. It is also a stable solution.""The solution is user-friendly and easy to implement.""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.""OpenVPN Access Server is very stable.""The best thing is that it is open source and free of cost.""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."

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"The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.""The solution offers multiple OS support."

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Cons
"You do need expertise in implementation if you do the initial setup yourself.""I would like to see continued advanced security implementation.""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.""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.""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.""We occasionally have internet issues which affect stability.""It is not scalable."

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"Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult.""Lacks multiple cloud integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price point is fantastic since it is free."
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    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.
    Top Answer:Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult. Maybe that could be something that could be improved.
    Top Answer:We have a few clients that use it. Most clients will use the NetExtender more, however, other than that, they do use Mobile Connect. Mainly it's used to take over their workstation at their office.
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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.

    SonicWall Mobile Connect gives your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices, including iOS, OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Kindle Fire and Windows. Display only the resources to which your workforce is authorized based on your policies for each user and mobile platform. Ensure that your corporate network is protected from mobile threats and unauthorized access with our durable secure VPN client.

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    Sample Customers
    Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Non Profit7%
    Construction Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Buyer's Guide
    OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews while SonicWall Mobile Connect is ranked 23rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. OpenVPN Access Server is rated 8.0, while SonicWall Mobile Connect is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "Secure and good for small firms but is complex to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Mobile Connect writes "Problem-free and easy to use with a clean interface". OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Pulse Connect Secure and Barracuda SSL VPN, whereas SonicWall Mobile Connect is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Perimeter 81. See our OpenVPN Access Server vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect report.

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