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SonicWall Mobile Connect vs SonicWall Netextender comparison

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We performed a comparison between SonicWall Mobile Connect and SonicWall Netextender 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 SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall Netextender report (Updated: August 2022).
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"The solution offers multiple OS support.""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."

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"The initial setup is pretty easy.""It allows us to work remotely.""I found nothing of value in this solution.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""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.""The most valuable feature for the Netextender is the ease with which we can integrate it with SAML.""Employees can have access to the network from home."

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

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"There must be a multi-factor authentication enabled or integrated by default with it in order to be integrated with NetExtender.""They need to rewrite the software to make it a usable product.""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.""The solution takes up a lot of bandwidth.""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."

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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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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    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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    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.

    -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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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Non Profit7%
    Construction Company7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Construction Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Buyer's Guide
    SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall Netextender
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall Netextender and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    SonicWall Mobile Connect is ranked 23rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 11th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews. SonicWall Mobile Connect is rated 0.0, while SonicWall Netextender is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of SonicWall Mobile Connect writes "Problem-free and easy to use with a clean interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Netextender writes "Hard to set up with lag issues and unhelpful technical support". SonicWall Mobile Connect is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Perimeter 81, whereas SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Connect Tunnel, OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and SonicWall SMA. See our SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall Netextender report.

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