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Alex W.
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"My Fantastic Experience with OpenVPN: Great Solution"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is a remarkable solution that has been protecting our data when we are visiting various online platforms. Its ability to block hackers from monitoring our online activities makes me feel satisfied.

Moreover, I am glad because OpenVPN is an affordable software that does not cost us a lot every month. It is flexible because I can also use it on my phone.

What do you dislike?

I cannot talk negatively about OpenVPN because it is surely an amazing VPN solution that has been protecting our confidential data.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I do recommend OpenVPN to all the prospects. It is a tool that you will not regret using because it will help you visit sites remote and without your IP getting noticed. It is fast and easy to run.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN protects our IP address when our devices are online. Therefore, no one can know what site we have visited or monitor our activities. Also, it improves remote access.

As an affordable and flexible tool, OpenVPN is able to meet our expectations.

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Felicia M.
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"OpenVPN for networks protection"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is allows me to tunnel any IP network using UDP or TCP port. One of the main things that I like about it is that it is equipped with a 256-AES-CBC encryption for maximizing our network security and keep our internal communication safe. This tool is great to tunnel networks through firewalls connections without having to use/change any firewall rules. Setting up the network is somehow easy and flexibility but with some experience anyone can get a very high connection speed and a great performance.

What do you dislike?

Customer support are not responsive. It takes a lot of communication and time to fix a problem with them. It is always better to look for one of the professional support forum with people who have experience with OpenVPN. They are really helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is a convenient open source system that can maximize any network security. It is widely available and there are many available tutorials online how to use it and get the most our of it in protecting networks.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN provides us with a great and secured internal network with a a very high connection speed that is compatible with both windows and Mac applications.

What Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution do you use?

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Christropher F.
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"Flexible open source VPN"

What do you like best?

I like Openvpn because it is an open source and flexible software that supports using different type of devices and operating systems like windows, android and IOS) all together. The two-factor authentication is a great option to maximize the network security. Openvpn is very useful in creating a secure network tunnel that is IP protected.

What do you dislike?

Requires prior knowledge and experience to be able to do make the right configurations. It is also important to keep backups from all the working configuration files.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN offers a secure network that is flexible and well protected. It might require watching some tutorials but once you know how to do the right configurations, it works great. I definitely recommend it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Openvpn is very useful to use while developing our authentication modules because of its strong encryption system. It also offers a great system to establish a virtual private network that is safe and well protected.

JESUS P.
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"SOFTWARE DE LA NUEVA ERA 'OPENVPN'"

What do you like best?

Es un software seguro y muy confiable, y lo mejor de todo es el que menor costo me ha generado, puedes conectarte a cualquier parte del mundo, y una excelente alternativa, ya que encaja con cualquier sistema operativo que uses o que necesites, si deseas crear un túnel personalizado, OPEN te lo facilita, con la mejor y adaptada configuración. una vez instalada se logra conectar sin procesos adicionales.

una vez que lo comienzas a usar es muy sencillo acceder desde cualquier parte del mundo a un equipo, servidor, tableta o teléfono..

Super potente, efectivo y muy flexible y compatible con muchos sistemas operativos, linux, windows, apple.

What do you dislike?

al principio es tedioso de entender, ya que tiene un código fuente abierto, por ende considero es necesario analizarlo previamente, pero una vez que logras comprender a plenitud comienza lo mejor.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Poder ingresar a nuestros servidores o dispositivos sin mayor complicación, nunca ha podido ser tan fácil, aprenderás a configurar lo en poco tiempo, y las conexiones a cualquier dispositivo y sobre todo desde cualquier dispositivo, incluso manejando sistemas operativos opuestos. no importara desde donde, cuando o como te conectes, y lo mejor es super seguro y confiable. no te arrepentirás

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

la configuración es muy sencilla, usar es aun mas,ha sido super sencillo para nosotros el manejo de OPENVPN, ha permitido la conexión al servidor de la organización desde cualquier parte del mundo, aprovechando su máximo potencial. compatible con los sistemas operativos mas famosos

Santiago G.
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"Una Solución VPN Confiable"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN es una solución totalmente confiable y además rentable, permite realizar conexión vpn de manera fácil y sencilla.

Lo he utilizado en laboratorios y a nivel corporativo y el resultado siempre es de gran calidad, ya que brinda estabilidad en sus conexiones con un alto nivel de seguridad.

Cuenta con una gran comunidad que resultan de gran ayuda al momento de presentarse algún inconveniente bien sea en su implementación o en su uso diario.

El agente no consume prácticamente nada de recursos una vez instalado, y además se encuentra disponible para dispositivos móviles lo cual es genial.

What do you dislike?

Tal vez la interfaz la cual es bastante simple, tal vez demasiado simple, seria bueno que se le diera un retoque y sea un poco mas intuitiva.

Algunos que otros inconvenientes al momento de reconectar después de que el equipo sale de invernación, pero nada de gran impacto.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Si lo que busca es una solución VPN que sea rentable, segura y muy estable, entonces OpenVPN es la solución que necesitas, ya que cuenta con todo esto, y es muy fácil de configurar y usar, al igual que esta disponible en múltiples plataformas.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con OpenVPN puedo contar con conexiones VPN de gran calidad de manera rentable y sin realizar grandes procesos de configuración, además que funciona excelente con pfsense.

Kurt W.
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"Uno de los Mejores Clientes VPN"

What do you like best?

Open VPN sin duda alguna es un cliente VPN que cumple con todas mis expectativas, ya que me permite realizar conexiones VPN de manera rápida y sencilla, sin necesidad de realizar procesos engorrosos que puedan limitar el desarrollo de mis actividades.

La instalación y configuración es sumamente sencilla, solamente doble click en el instalador y seguir los pasos del asistente, y una vez instalado, el cliente ocupa muy poco espacio en disco y al ejecutarlo no consume gran cantidad de recursos, lo cual genera un impacto muy bajo en el rendimiento del computador desde donde se utilice.

Cuenta con aplicaciones para dispositivos móviles en los diferentes sistemas operativos existentes, lo cual me permite tener acceso a la red corporativa desde cualquier de mis dispositivos.

What do you dislike?

Hasta los momentos no hay nada que me desagrade de Open VPN, en realidad cumple a cabalidad todas mis expectativas.

Aunque si me gustaría que contara con la opción de poder seleccionar múltiples perfiles desde la interfaz de conexión.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mi recomendación es utilizar la aplicación ya que es una excelente opción para conexiones VPN a un muy bajo costo.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me permite tener acceso a la red corporativa desde cualquier de mis dispositivos, bien sea un computador o un dispositivo móvil.

John Kristian A.
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"All in all a really good VPN service. "

What do you like best?

Simple management. VYOS implementation is GREAT. Running it as VM works perfectly.

Been using it for both private pvn, enterprise vpn and connecting to vpn trough other countries for several years and I love how easy it is. Mobile support is also really great.

There are also a huge benefit that it's open source and community good support is also nice to have.

What do you dislike?

Windows client is sketchy. Doesn't reconnect as it should. Drops out from time to time. It those things can be fixed, the product would be absolutely perfect. But it's not a big issue.

Reconnecting after sleep mode would be nice. Reconnecting after drop out would be REALLY nice.

There are still some effort that can be made on the different clients.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are not much else I would reccomend. I've tried several others, like checkpoint mobile and Cisco and it's not better than openvpn. OpenVPN is faster, easier and has more features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Per now using it instead of MS Direct access. Easy for outside clients to connect if you want that, since you have a downloadable client.

It allows me to fix problems for my users and controll my infrastructure when I'm out traveling, and that is the thing I appreciate most.

Alex H.
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"A solid, secure VPN solution"

What do you like best?

- The OpenVPN Access Server AMI is a great out of the box VPN solution for your AWS VPC.

- We were able to easily connect to our Active Directory in AWS to the OpenVPN Access Server and enable 2-factor requirements via Google Authenticator.

- Supports PAM, RADIUS, and LDAP.

- This solution replaced our clients deprecated PPTP solution. OpenVPN is consistently rated among the most secure VPN solutions which is why we went with it.

What do you dislike?

License management on the openvpn.net could be improved in one regard: allowing users to deactivate and move a license between servers. As you spin up an instance you may need to reconfigure our move your license to a newer server and that requires involving OpenVPN Support to reissue your license. This can take a few hours before they respond but typically they are pretty fast so not a huge negative for us.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple way to connect to our AWS VPC with 2-factor authentication tied to our Active Directory.

Benoit P.
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"OpenVPN - Review"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is an open-source protocol that allows secure online access from a point to a point completely free of charge. The main advantage of this protocol is that it is compatible with most available operating systems and enables very secure communication with the server via AES protocol, which encrypts our traffic to prevent data leakage. Also worth mentioning is the built-in killswitch, which stops the entire network when OpenVPN stops working to ensure that no data is lost or stolen.

What do you dislike?

Creating your VPN server for users who have no experience with IT daily can be quite complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to create a secure VPN server, you should use OpenVPN protocol, which is used by most VPN providers, especially since it is available for free.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to using OpenVPN I created my server thanks to which I can safely connect to the backup server.

Konstantyn W.
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"Open VPN - Create your own VPN now"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN provides us with a set of mechanisms that allows us to build a secure VPN network - it authorizes, authenticates, encrypts and ensures the integrity of the transmitted data. In addition, it protects the server (hub) against DoS attacks and the virtual network against the injection of foreign data.

+ good support in Linux, Windows and Mac, as well as the ability to advertise single routes.

+ OpenVPN offers two types of tunnels, which we use depending on specific needs: tun/tap

What do you dislike?

- Problem with using on some mobile devices

- Limited free license for 2 devices (license for at least 10 births can be purchased)

- The interface could be more friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to create your own secure vpn, you should consider trying openvpn because it has a free license allowing you to connect to 2 devices at the same time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to OpenVPN I can safely use the Internet on all devices without worrying about data leakage.

Oleg S.
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"Inexpensive and reliable solution"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN AS is inexpensive comparing to most of other vpn solutions. It is easy to setup and maintain. It worked without any troubles for 10+ years in different setups.

What do you dislike?

Antiquated licensing system that does not work well in cloud environment. We have to manually reset license every time we start instance from scratch after updates. As result we have two sets of instances running and two bought two sets of licenses. There is no builtin support for Okta, Onelogin etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is a mature product that does both server and client sides right. If you do not need integration with Okta or similar services OpenVPN is a better solution than all other cheaper alternatives and I tried many of them. It is also easier to maintain and use than more expensive products.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use OpenVPN AS to provide access to internal resources on AWS to developers.

Alex M.
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"Maintain Secure Networks Using OpenVPN"

What do you like best?

I like the many features that OpenVPN has, all that can easily be customized to match the needs of individuals. Secondly, this application helps us in accessing secure networks remotely. Furthermore, there is assurance that everything that the user does in the network, it is safe from any attack.

What do you dislike?

I have not encountered anything that can put me off with OpenVPN. I am in love with every bit of OpenVPN.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would request any IT specialist to use this software. It creates a very secure network, and one can access it at any location.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating several networks is the sole reason of us having this application. As a result, we tend to remotely access them and conduct our different roles. The software is very helpful and quite amazing.

Judith C.
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"The free VPN software for people with knowledge"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN it's a free software that works really good. It's efficient, secure, and the clients can be of any operative system, all are compatible. You can tune totally your configuration and there are lots of possibilities. It's good for people that wants to create a customized VPN tunnel.

What do you dislike?

It's really hard to start with OpenVPN, there are much options and isn't easy to get it up. The desktop application of mac don't work properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the best alternative to use in a company with linux servers. It's compatible with all operative systems.

Once it's installed in the clients, it runs in background without doing any further work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use to connect to the work computers in a safe way. With OpenVPN we can create a private tunnel from our laptops to the firewall server of our company and keep connected to work computers in a safe way.

Adam S.
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"Fast & Secure VPN"

What do you like best?

It is a reliable, fast and Secure VPN tool. It is a great tool for me, it works very well. Also, I like that I can use the same account on my mobile, ipad and PC. Very suitable for different operating systems and easy to setup with no issues.

What do you dislike?

Didn't face any issues so far while using Open VPN. It is a straight forward software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly Recommended. I highly rely on OpenVPN is an effective tool that I rely on because it is safe and secure to use while connecting to important database and maintaining a secure network.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open VPN is an effective tool that I rely on because it is safe and secure to use while connecting to important database related to our IT department.

Johnathan B.
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"Great VPN experience"

What do you like best?

It just works! I love how easy it is to access my server and get VPN access going on any device, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It's easy to install and configure, and I never have any problems with it. Configuring and updating my own server is super simple. In my experience, I've always had some difficulty setting up hardware VPN appliances, but OpenVPN was no-nonsense. I also love that because it's server-based, I have the ability to virtualize the appliance and take advantage of all the benefits that gives me.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing really I dislike. I'm very content with the way OpenVPN works for my company.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offering VPN access on a wide range of devices from smartphones to laptops. We have access back into our network no matter what device we are using.

Daniel M.
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"More security and digital privacy"

What do you like best?

Today companies are looking for more security and digital privacy, OpenVPN is an open source encryption protocol that provides both, is powerful and flexible and is compatible with Linux, Windows and Apple, I use it to connect remotely to my company's network and configure users and accesses.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it becomes a bit slow and is a bit technical and complex for novice users.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a free service but complicated to use without prior knowledge, in a company is very useful because it offers options to configure and modify the code, but for domestic use I recommend paying for a simpler vpn service.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN helps me control the connections and data access in my organization, we have modified it to fit our needs and it has improved the monitoring of remote workers remarkably.

Janet M.
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"OpenVPN is an Excellent Solution"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN has a design interface that is intuitive, easy to navigate, and manage. The software takes little time span for a successful installation.

The software supports remote connection and this improves its functionality. Lastly, it operates in Android Devices, PCs, Tablets, among others.

What do you dislike?

Despite its huge capabilities, OpenVPN is quite expensive. I agree there is the free version, but it has limited users. This is something that the vendor should look after.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is a great tool for creating secure networks, and one can access them remotely. The software will not demand any training, and therefore, it is quite helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used OpenVPN to create networks that are secure, which helps us in accessing them remotely. This increases on our IT efficiency and functionality.

Michelle N.
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"OpenVPN: A complete SSL VPN solution that we use to keep network resources secure"

What do you like best?

I like how OpenVPN is created with cyber protection on itself.

I like how OpenVPN can be accessed on-premise and in the cloud.

End-to-end encryption available on OpenVPN is another thing that I like most about this tool.

I also like how OpenVPN is scalable and provider of second-gen secure communications.

OpenVPN offers network servers for lots of locations.

What do you dislike?

For the whole one year that I have been using OpenVPN, I have never encountered challenges along the way.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, try it and they will test drive access servers at no cost with high ROI.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offers secure remote access to internal info and data.

I use OpenVPN to block unauthorized access to company database.

OpenVPN advances mobile workload productivity.

Accessing geo-locked websites from anywhere.

Joey L.
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"It is not like other VPN services but something more complex"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is a very interesting software, it is not like other VPN services but something more complex, it allows me to connect remotely to my company's network securely through tunnels with SSL encryption, it also allows me to configure proxies and network access restrictions to remote workers.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that bothers me about this software, it's very functional and secure, and it's open source and free.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It can be modified without problems because it adapts to the needs of the programmer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to work from home with access to my company's servers and information, in our company there are many employees who work remotely and with this software we can create tunnels with limited access to the necessary data.

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"My Experience or Encounter with OpenVPN is Sensational"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is powerful and very simple to use.

Since we started using OpenVPN, we are able to visit different online platforms without our IP addresses getting noticed or monitored.

The implementation process of OpenVPN is very easy.

What do you dislike?

I have reason to dislike OpenVPN.

It is a reliable internet connection protection software. I have never experienced any difficulties when using OpenVPN to hide my IP address when visiting different online sites. It was built with the best features.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is cost-friendly.

I do recommend it to others because it is beneficial.

The functionality of OpenVPN will amaze you because it is excellent.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN is great and beneficial to our team.

No hacker or any other individual can detect or monitor our IP when using the internet.

It keeps our data and online operations safe.

Knowing that hackers cannot track our online activities gives us peace of mind and enables us to handle our tasks with no fear.

Therefore, OpenVPN has been a reliable and crucial tool for us.

Debbie C.
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"OpenVPN, The best solutiion for internet protection."

What do you like best?

OpenVPN price is absolutely pocket friendly while the software its self offers a cost effective. Very quick downloading its light file to the simple installation, then get started,The product security model is based on SSL and the tool has a management interface.When installed on Windows, the product enables the user to read certificate and also private keys from smart cards. This software can use both polarSSL and openSSL,Through the product, the user can access platform with different functions like streaming. They also have a very reliable support team to attend their client day and night. OpenVPN provides the secure browsing, especially when browsing from different network providers transferring your personal documents through Hot spot protection.

What do you dislike?

OpenVPN is doing an amazing job and no issues underlined so far. But the fact is additional little training on some IT experience is require.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN , is the best product around which almost fights for what belongs to the user, when and how. This tool also can be more helpful for those may have interest on some information's which are not even within your Geographic location network.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has enabled us access the right information from the right place whenever required, and even improving our internet connection speed. The product also secures your files or documents transfer activities.

Annette S.
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"Extremely perfect tool for internet speed enhancement."

What do you like best?

-The product runs in different platforms, eg, Windows, Android, Mac OSX etc. Simple installing this software on pc but its quite automatic on mobile phone devices.

It provides the user with plenty features whereby the user can be sure that his or online activities are very secure when connected to different internet.

It has ability of combining both remote access for user and even site to site networking in a very simple manner.

User can use the product to easily access even restricted information due to various reasons and instead access the best original information material and in the right time.

Excellent technical support team 24/7

What do you dislike?

The product performance is good, only that may require an experienced user with an IT knowledge to set up. Although they also have online video tutorials for easy training.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most useful and reliable tool for provision of secure and fast connection on different platforms. And also enabling access to some restricted websites etc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing of different activities when using internet on different platforms, enabling the access of different platforms and contents. Even if your in different geographical site.

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"An ехсеllеnt solutіon to ассеss wіndows іn othеr сountrіеs"

What do you like best?

A fundаmеntаl сhаrасtеrіstіс of thіs softwаrе іs іts аdарtаbіlіty аnd еаsе of usе, but thе most іmрortаnt thіng іs thе rеsults іt рrovіdеs. Wіth just асtіvаtе іt oреns а wіndow to thе world, аn еndlеss аmount of сontеnt thаt gеogrарhісаl bаrrіеrs сould not ассеss. Whеn I sеаrсh for rеfеrеnсеs for аdvеrtіsіng саmраіgns, іt іs nесеssаry to hаvе thе most oрtіons аnd OреnVPN gіvеs you thе oрtіon to sеаrсh thе world wіthout rеstrісtіons.

What do you dislike?

I dіslіkе thаt I hаvе suсh а long раssword аnd thаt thеrе doеsn't sееm to bе аn obvіous oрtіon for hаvіng thе раssword storеd іn thе systеm. I sаvе thе раssword іn MS Word аnd thеn hаvе to сoрy раstе іt to сonnесt. Sееms lіkе а wаstе of tіmе.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Connесtіng to іntеrnаl systеms loсаtеd іn vаrіous раrts of thе world wіthout thе nееd for а Publіс-fасіng Intеrnеt сonnесtіon

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I hаvе to work from homе somе tіmе, аnd аll my rеsourсеs аrе рrеsеnt from thе offісе LAN nеtwork. Usіng dynаmіс DNS аnd LAN рееr to рееr сonnесtіon now I саn ассеss аll thе іnformаtіon from my offісе nеtwork. It solvеs lots of my рroblеm, thе bеst іs іt іs а frее solutіon аnd I саn сonfіgurе іt аll by mysеlf.

Oleksandr T.
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"Opensource, fast, reliable and configurable VPN software"

What do you like best?

Stable and reliable performance. In the config file of a specific server, you can specify a lot of necessary options. Simple switching between servers via GUI. Other VPN services usually provide OpenVPN config-files for their servers.

What do you dislike?

It is necessary to prescribe in the config files the option to protect against DNS leaks, in other VPN services this is usually already taken into account by default.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to quickly install and use a VPN and you have an average knowledge of IT, then this solution is for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have several development teams in different countries, one of which blocks the web resources of the other. The software we develop under the strict NDA and the security service limits contact with the outside world. Therefore, we need security in communications and encryption when visiting other web resources. Therefore, in our case, Vpn has become a panacea for all security problems.

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"Virtual Private Network under on roof by OpenVPN "

What do you like best?

What I like most about OpenVPN is the way it has all the features for VPN in one secure platform.

OpenVPN has a great customer support that is always available throughout the day and night.

I like the fact that OpenVPN has a free version that has all inclusive features in one place.

What do you dislike?

I do not have anything serious that I dislike about this VPN solution. It meets all my desires.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend the use of OpenVPN to all folks in need of VPN.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT remote management.

I use OpenVPN to browse all sites that might be closed or restricted from my location.

Managing business resources via OpenVPN on Microsoft Azure.

Jeff K.
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"Number 1 feature-rich VPN platform "

What do you like best?

Helps us straighten our authentications where we are able to protect our servers in a robust manner ensuring that only users with the right responses acquire access thereby locking our malicious individuals.

OpenVPN permits and supports single sign-on in networks thereby ensuring users can access their account with ease and execute their roles easily.

Its affordable and not that costly and therefore any organization can afford it with ease.

What do you dislike?

There is no free trial plan o the software and it would be prudent i there is one as it would help a lot in luring new customers into buying the product and piloting it using the free plan.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has a simple user-interface and its affordable and it will give you flexibility and security as you use the internet and acquiring will be an upgrade in enhancing efficient cyber security in your organization.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN has helped us elevate our level of cybersecurity where browsing in the internet has become more safe and we can create a private virtual network and execute our workflows with ease and in a secure manner. With its stringent authentication system we are able to discourage bots and lock out malicious individuals and remain safe at all times.

Michelle H.
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"My Incredible Experience with OpenVPN"

What do you like best?

I am glad with OpenVPN because it offers world-class and secure VPN solutions to us. Moreover, OpenVPN secures our data when we are online. It offers the best remote access facilities to our business and blocks unauthorized access to our site and data. Using OpenVPN is easy and straightforward.

What do you dislike?

I think I should not dislike OpenVPN at all because this VPN solution has been excellent since we implemented it in our company. The tool safeguards our private data when we are only.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is the most reliable, flexible and secure VPN solution that you need to start using in your company. OpenVPN never disappoints at any point. It will keep your data safe.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can visit different sites unanimously without hackers detecting our movements with the help of OpenVPN. This blocks hackers from stealing our data. We are able to perform our online activities securely with the aid of OpenVPN. It is also great for remote access.

Alexandre V.
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"OpenVPN - Review"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is easy to configure a solution for tunneling our traffic to the OpenVPN server. The main advantage of OpenVPN is the fact that it is a very safe and free OpenVPN solution, compatible with most platforms available on the market, so we can also cover the protection of mobile devices that we use. OpenVPN is a very easy solution in the configuration allows you to install an interface that will help, managing the server created for us, so surely the installation of the server will cope with the people interested in IT.

What do you dislike?

- The free license has a limited number of devices that can connect to the server.

- Setting up a server with a terminal can be difficult for beginners.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to create a VPN server that will enable you to browse the Internet safely, you should consider using the OpenVPN protocol for this purpose, especially since it has gained the trust of many VPN service providers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to using OpenVPN I can safely connect to the company database without worrying about data leakage.

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"OpenVPN provides security."

What do you like best?

With this software we have the possibility of implementing two basic modes, in layer 2 or layer 3, with which tunnels are able to send information in other non-IP protocols such as IPX or broadcast (NETBIOS), the protection of users is remote , once OpenVPN has established a tunnel, the organization's firewall will protect the remote laptop even though it is not a local network device, on the other hand, only a network port can be opened to the local network by the remote ensuring protection In both directions, OpenVPN connections can be made through almost any firewall. If you have Internet access and you can access HTTPS sites, then an OpenVPN tunnel should work without any problem, it has support for proxy. It works through proxy and can be configured to run as a TCP or UDP service and also as a server (simply waiting for incoming connections) or as a client (initiating connections).

* The virtual interfaces (tun0, tun1, etc.) allow the implementation of very specific firewall rules, its high flexibility and possibilities of extension through scripting is very good, it offers us numerous points to execute individual scripts during its startup, the transparent support for dynamic IPs. It eliminates the need to use static IP addresses on both sides of the tunnel, it has no problem with NAT. Both clients and the server can be on the network using only private IPs and their installation is simple on any platform. Both the installation and its use are incredibly simple, as you can see there are many things that you like about this service.

What do you dislike?

Very few things are not liked among which I can mention that it has no IPsec compatibility that is just the current standard for VPN solutions, lack of critical mass, there are still few people who know how to use OpenVPN, and today only It can be connected to other computers. But this is changing, as there are already companies developing devices with integrated OpenVPN clients.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Let them see it and see the results.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Today I solve many problems since OpenVPN is a service used to create virtual private networks and I apply it in that it is able to link 2 nodes (node ​​A connected to a private network and Internet, node B anywhere else in the world with internet connection) so that it seems that they are on the same LAN and it works excellent.

Glenn R.
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"One of the best VPN clients on the market"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is a great VPN tool. A lot of operating systems natively support VPN, however try to set one up and you will notice the limitations. OpenVPN is incredibly easy to setup and use. We use this tool to allow users to access the same network. Connecting is a breeze and there are no bugs. The software is also very secure. Importing certificates is also easy and with literally ever other VPN tool out there this is not the case at all.

What do you dislike?

When you first install it through a web browser, you will be asked to login. I have found that for some reason this screen just hangs and does nothing. Not sure what that is about but it does not effect the functioning of the software. T

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Stable and easy to use VPN client

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN is used to allow users to access our internal network without being directly connected.

John G.
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"Secure, easy and scalable"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN offers users a very simple and secure VPN option that is both economical and quick to install. Users are able to easily install it on their client devices.

What do you dislike?

The update process is very poor. It is very hard to determine the name of the version to use with 'wget' when updates are available. There is no single place to look. Adding users to security groups in AD does not easily translate to VPN access rights.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before using OpenVPN be sure you understand limitations around group membership and extra requirements that are not as easily implemented.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We typically find customers who have open RDP ports to their network and we can quickly secure that by using OpenVPN.

John W.
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"Powerful VPN tool"

What do you like best?

Open source that is easy to configure for anyone with just basic IT knowledge. It is a great solution for traffic tunneling and building secured networks using OpenVPN server. The UI is simple to navigate through and managing servers is easy. OpenVPN is can be used for many purposes in the IT field

What do you dislike?

The customer support service is very slow in responding back. Not enough tutorials available online for beginners..

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is great opensource tool that help in building secured networks that can be remotely accessed from anywhere. I highly recommended for anyone working in the IT field.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building secure networks that can be accessed remotely by our IT department.

Veronica M.
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"Perfect tool for super fast and very secure connections."

What do you like best?

The tool enables the user world wide access of secure connection and quick access of the right information or content, The product file is very light whereby downloading the software is very simple and quick. Extremely reliable tools especially for professional use, like accessing of various files. User can connect with the same account on multiple platforms. Very easy to configure VPN server, OpenVPN is a very reliable service with a very amazing performance when it comes to security. When connected user is able to view different content on the screen.

What do you dislike?

A little training on how to use the product may be required but do not take long to get started with OpenVPN.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very recommendable software for provision of secure connection on various platforms and its the best for almost every business.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick accessing of important information, browsing on the safe connection, securing of connections.

Florence R.
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"A Grеаt VPN for mаny usеs"

What do you like best?

I lovе thаt OреnVPN tаkеs thе сomрlехіty out of еstаblіshіng rеmotе сonnесtіons аnd mаkеs thіngs suреr-еаsy, rеlіаblе, аnd а brееzе to troublеshoot. I like that now it is not necessary to run complex programs in order to connect to a remote computer via an encrypted connection.

What do you dislike?

Not аll my ехреrіеnсеs аrе swееt or grаtе. Thе fіrst сonnесtіon I mаdе wаs not rеасhаblе аnd hаvе to try othеr рoрulаtеd сonnесtіons for slow sрееd. But most likely it was set up in my company. So, in general, the service is very simple and works without failures.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Bеіng oреn sourсе, іt’s сonstаntly bеіng іmрrovеd, рlus іt’s сomраtіblе wіth most рlаtforms аnd vеry аdарtіvе to VPN softwаrе сlіеnts.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whеn I nееd to work out of thе offісе аnd stіll ассеss thе dаtа wаrеhousе I usе thіs tool. It аllows mе to bе morе flехіblе іn my work loсаtіon.

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"Affordable, easy to setup VPN solution for SMB"

What do you like best?

Ease of setup and ease of install are the best features. Also it's nice to be able to tie security permissions to specific active directory groups. very easy to install updates and manage on a server. one of our least troubleshot applications across the organization. also being provided simple rpms and packages further allows for ease of use.

What do you dislike?

confusing website layout and lack of insight into the vpn connection experience. would be good to have a verbose setting on the client to see any potential connection issues. also phone or chat support to get direct response would be awesome to get immediate response.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They offer non-profit and educational discount if you ask. Other open-source VPN's out there don't have the feature set or support available compared to OpenVPN. If you look at the competitors like WireGuard or NordVPN, that lack in one or both of the places that OpenVPN excels.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

affordable vpn that is easy to setup and manage. even our help desk and student assistants that joined can easily manage users, troubleshoot issues. this saves us in labor time and labor costs so our information systems team can focus on other initiatibves that impact the company's bottom line rather than troubleshooting vpn issues or worrying about costs.

Alan C.
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"Oреn sourсе аnd vеry еаsy to usе"

What do you like best?

Thіs рroduсt hаs а rеаlly аwеsomе futurе аnd lots of usеrs usіng so еаsy to gеt hеlр. Thе сodе іs oреnsourсе аnd еаsy to usе, аnyonе саn сhаngе аll thеy nееd. I usеd іt for рееr to рееr сonnесtіon аnd іt іs fаst. Plugіns аvаіlаblе, іf you wаnt to hіdе your іdеntіty, I trіеd somе tіmе but іt іs not my сuр of tеа. I рrеfеr tor ovеr oреnvрn for thіs рurрosе.

What do you dislike?

Rеаlly nееd to know аlot аbout nеtworkіng аnd whаt your nееds аrе to сonfіgurе thе sеrvеr sіdе. Confіgurеd іnсorrесtly thіs сould lеаd to mаjor sесurіty іssuеs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Works wеll. Hаd no рroblеms usіng. Alwаys rеlіаblе реrformаnсе

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ovеrаll аftеr workіng through thе sеtuр аnd сonfіgurаtіon oрtіons thе dаy to dаy usе іs sеаmlеss аnd strаіght forwаrd. Onсе you gеt ovеr thе lеаrnіng сurvе thіs іs а grеаt sеlf hostеd vрn sеrvісе.

Grace M.
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"OpenVPN meets all my needs."

What do you like best?

-What I like most about OpenVPN is that it's a web based software that I can click once and connect.

-I like the simplicity of the tool and ease of use.

-It is designed with "custom" data security protocol that uses TLS/SSL in order to secure online communications and data transfer.

-Finally,when i experience any problem while using OpenVPN,I don't need to worry since the customer support is readily available 24/7

What do you dislike?

-Nothing at all.it is easy to use,easy to set up and use hence allowing you to remotely more securely.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Secure access especially when in very sensitive places.

Ashley D.
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"Enhanced Security with OpenVPN"

What do you like best?

It provides powerful security using the 256 bit encryption keys and high- end ciphers to prevent attacks.It is reliable as it ensures no loss of data when the system goes down as it will pause to reconfigure.

What do you dislike?

It has a limited number of servers as it offers a maximum of 50 servers which can be discouraging for companies who need many server connections.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

When you implement OpenVPN you are assured of low cost in maintenance.It has a support team that are reliable on phone.emails ,support tickets and a community forum ready to answer all your technical questions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has increased work productivity in our company as OpenVPN allows workers to access data remotely at any place.Once we connect our network to OpenVPN we have been assured of data security and better bandwidth thus excellent performance.

David J.
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"NEVER RECEIVED COMPENSATION - MISLEADING"

What do you like best?

When it comes to VPNs, simplicity is king. I downloaded the client, entered the VPN url, and hit connect! After entering my username/password, I was in and that was it. You can't get any simpler than that.

NEVER RECEIVED COMPENSATION - MISLEADING

What do you dislike?

While simplicity is definitely king, sometimes there are a few options you wish you would have! Because I can't let local traffic stay local, I ended up having to remote to servers that I could normally access directly.

NEVER RECEIVED COMPENSATION - MISLEADING

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great enterprise class VPN that keeps it simple for end users, but a little lacking for power users that want to get their hands dirty.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allowed me to connect to work and an institution from home so I had access to a variety of useful literature and documents.

Frederik G.
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"Protects data transfers and communications."

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is an open source software and not a VPN provider, with this software you can create encrypted virtual private network tunnels, passes completely firewalls, is very easy to use, the encryption is excellent (TSL/SSL) and protects data transfers and communications.

What do you dislike?

OpenVPN does not offer a user support service which makes it difficult to solve problems even though it has a large global support community and that helps a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a software with high levels of security and encryption, is free and easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a powerful 256-bit encryption helps me to keep my connections anonymous and secure, and provides webrtc protection.

Carmer N.
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"The best for protect you"

What do you like best?

There are a few things that I like about open vpn, it is a free programming and you can make alterations to the code, the wide assortment of servers that it offers so clients can attempt a few and consequently remain with which we feel more good exploring the Internet, it doesn't measure much, you can get it as an augmentation of chrome, download in the playstore for gadgets with android. In phones it is so easy to utilize that just a single picks the server and that is it. The help on your site is exceptionally valuable.

What do you dislike?

It truly is great, for code changes on the off chance that it is prescribed to have a propelled learning of programming on the grounds that every client has diverse inclinations and at times they have to alter the product details to fulfill their necessities.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's not super easy to use but rather it works exceptionally well and is totally free. Difficult to beat in the VPN portion, given expense/security/dependability.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use to associate with the work PCs safy. With OpenVPN we can make a private passage from our workstations to the firewall server of our organization.

Ryan C.
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"Solid basic low cost solution"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN has provided us with a solid low cost VPN option giving our user the "in office" experience they are looking for when they are working remotely. We are a small company with a small IT staff. Rolling out OpenVPN to our users was simple and painless.

What do you dislike?

I would like if it the GUI was able to do everything you can do in the command line interface. For those of us weak in Linux working with the command line can be a challenge.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The OpenVPN virtual appliance allows us to give users an "in office" experience when they are working remotely.

Wendy M.
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"My great adventure with OpenVPN"

What do you like best?

What I like most about OpenVPN is the fact that it offers a great IP addresses protection.

Again this software reduces security risks as it prevents unrecognized access to our network.

It's very powerful and and flexible software to use.

It uses two-factor authentication thus providing high security.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything to dislike about this software as it works perfectly thus meeting all our needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this software without hesitation as it's benefits cannot go unnoticed.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of setup and deployment.

Provides high security.

Great with remote access to internal servers.

Henry P.
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"Best software to create VPN tunnels."

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is the best software to create VPN tunnels, is easy to modify because it is open source and is very secure and reliable, I also like to be able to access my network from my mobile or any other device.

What do you dislike?

It does not accept some proxies and is quite difficult for novices to understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenVPN is highly recommended to work remotely, very secure and open source so it can be modified without problems, it is also free and relatively easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenVPN helps protect us from hacker intrusion and gives us access to our network remotely and work from home.

Juan I.
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"Very segure an easy to use."

What do you like best?

Open VPN is a great VPN (Virtual Private Network) server that runs on Windows and Linux, is very popular for its security, for being an open source and because it is really very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Not all proxies in the world are compatible although most and sometimes latencies can be very high.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Open VPN is a free software even more secure than other expensive services, is very easy to use and works with almost any proxy.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have very sensitive data on our computers and thanks to OpenVPN and its encryption we can navigate and communicate securely through the web.

Dan R.
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"Simple and powerful VPN without the hassle"

What do you like best?

Ease of deployment, ease of maintenance, simple to on-board new users. Administration of the system is straightforward. Incredibly responsive support.

What do you dislike?

In a cloud environment where you bring your own license, a small change to the underlying instance (stopping and starting the host machine) requires a new activation key. Thankfully, their support is incredibly responsive, however, would be lovely not to require this step.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A two user license is available for free. I would encourage anyone considering this product for use in production to give it a look.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple and secure remote access. Bastion host for cloud environments.

Samuel Josue T.
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"The most efficient VPN."

What do you like best?

There are several things that I like about open vpn, it is a free software and you can make modifications to the code, the wide variety of servers that it offers so that users can try several and thus stay with which we feel more comfortable navigating the Internet, it does not weigh much, you can get it as an extension of chrome, download in the playstore for devices with android. In cell phones it is so simple to use that only one chooses the server and that's it. The support on your website is very useful.

What do you dislike?

It really is very good, for code modifications if it is recommended to have an advanced knowledge of programming because each user has different preferences and sometimes they need to adjust the software specifications in order to satisfy their needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As recommendations, if they are companies that are looking for that they are not limiting access to websites, they want to browse freely on the web. download open VPN, has a variety of servers, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, USA, Italy, France, China, Spain, etc. It is very fast and easy to use, you can use it comfortably from your cell phone or a PC. Work in any OS.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open VPN has solved problems in the company, as are the restrictions that you have to access internet pages that have been blocked for the IP of the country where we are located.

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"An interesting solution with a large user base"

What do you like best?

I really like that the system is open. There are also clients for different operating systems. This is a professional solution and you can choose the server where it will be convenient for you (from Microsoft, Amazon or, for example, Google). Support works well. They told me how to more deeply customize connections to different servers, which allowed me to get the best VPN among competitors.

What do you dislike?

Initial difficult setup. I had to communicate with support several times and then read many articles on the subject forums to get the best result.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spend time on the forums or contact support for more flexible configuration.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our connection is always secure. We are also anonymous on the Internet.

Aeryn B.
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"SSL encryption protocol"

What do you like best?

OpenVPN is more secure than other VPN services because it has an SSL encryption protocol, is open source, allows us to connect remotely from any device to the company network, despite being free has no ads and is ompatible with most proxies.

What do you dislike?

It's a complicated thing to use and it takes a while to explain well how to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best thing about OpenVPN is that it is open source and can be modified to fix any error.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to work remotely more securely, being able to access my company's servers from home is very helpful and saves me a lot of time, also serves me to access internal company websites from any device.

Ray N.
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"OpenSource solution - minimal costs"

What do you like best?

Open-source - low minimal cost to deploying system. Support standard industry security features and works with wide range of clients.

What do you dislike?

User management and generating user certificates requires more time. A little more complex for my non- Linux - Helpdesk Admins to manage system and troubleshoot.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for company's with Linux admins or company's with limited budget.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to secure user VPN connections to HQ and other locations enabling users to work remotely.

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