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"The most valuable feature of Pulse Client is integration with Google authenticator for two-factor authentication."

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"NetExtender works very well. I never had an issue with it, and it has been working well for me. In terms of management, you have good control over the destination. You can use NetExtender to set the policy and the static route for a client. You can modify it based on what your client needs or can access. You have good control over routing.""Employees can have access to the network from home.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""I found nothing of value in this solution.""The most valuable feature for the Netextender is the ease with which we can integrate it with SAML.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""It allows us to work remotely."

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"Pulse Client could improve the reports. The reports are not in PDF and we can't check the details in the reports of users who are using the VPNs."

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"Right now, you have to load each license on to an appliance. You can't pool across multiple appliances. So, you end up having to do a lot of administrative work to recover if an internet provider goes down, and you cannot leverage it as easily into a DR solution.""SonicWall can be difficult for some people, but I don't find it difficult. Some companies provide a VPN client for free, but you have to pay for NetExtender.""The solution takes up a lot of bandwidth.""The Netextender application itself doesn't really look pretty, however, we can still use it. We don't care what it looks like. That said, if they did a cosmetic update, that would be fine.""They need to rewrite the software to make it a usable product.""There must be a multi-factor authentication enabled or integrated by default with it in order to be integrated with NetExtender."

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  • "Pulse Client has two types of licenses. One is subsistence-based and the second is perpetual-based. The license cost is good, it is not very costly."
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  • "After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing."
  • "You have to pay for its license. There are some other companies that provide a VPN client for free. When you buy NetExtender, its license is available for one, three, or five years."
  • "Cost wise, it would be a few hundred dollars for the base appliance with the first five clients. Then from there, your cost per seat depends on how many you're getting. It's a one-time cost, and then you have a few hundred dollars a year for the maintenance contract once you get the one-time seat costs out of the way."
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    Top Answer:It allows us to work remotely.
    Top Answer:After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing. I don't remember how much it costs, but I remember it wasn't expensive.
    Top Answer:I am rolling out the new Netextender because I am having some issues with the older version. If I update the client with the newer version, the issues will go away.
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    Pulse Policy Secure is a Network Access Control (NAC) solution that provides Zero Trust Network Access Control for all managed, unknown or IoT devices in the network. It enforces foundational security policies, provides complete visibility, and is simple to use and deploy.

    -Enforce granular access policies and extend network access through native clients
    -Enhance firewall encryption and security by redirecting all client traffic through VPN
    -Reduce administrative overhead by simplifying remote access management

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    Computer Software Company19%
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    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Pulse Client is ranked 38th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews. Pulse Client is rated 7.0, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Pulse Client writes "Integrates well, highly reliable, but lacking reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Netextender writes "Hard to set up with lag issues and unhelpful technical support". Pulse Client is most compared with , whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, SonicWall SMA and Fortinet FortiClient.

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