SoftEther VPN Reviews & Product Details

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What is SoftEther VPN?

Multi-protocol open source VPN software that can be used for remote private access across all sites.

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Multi-protocol open source VPN software that can be used for remote private access across all sites.


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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- functionality (support different types of VPN in our product - this cover most desktop and mobile OS)

- easy of use and learning curve (it's configure native as much as possible)

- works stable and fast

- easy to setup and start to use (I can setup ready to use VPN server in 5-10 mins) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- distribution method (only binaries or source code, no deb/rpm packges or official repositories)

- unsecure PAP authentification method is used if L2TP IPsec enabled with Radius

- once SecureNat stopped to work and I've switched to Bridge mode (which honestly slower then SecureNat)

- many small things:

* no service startup script in distribution

* no documentation for v.5

* no project roadmap available

* issues in GitHub fixing slow Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I don't know any good alternatives for SoftEther - maybe Wireguard some day will became. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Universal unified VPN solution for corporate users. Most benefit is that this is one solution that cover all our users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Soporte Técnico
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SoftEther has several security protocols such as OpenVPN, which make it a really viable option. Another very important feature is that the traffic is unlimited. I also appreciate that you have an Android app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some websites are blocked when using this VPN, it is not compatible with banking websites. I also have a negative aspect regarding servers, since there are usually some on the list that do not work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This tool really works to help hide our identity when surfing the Internet, in a safe and reliable way. I recommend it, because it is a completely free software to which a remarkably committed community contributes, to help you log in from different countries to perform your tasks, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

This software allows me to enter free Wi-Fi networks with company devices without worrying about trying to verify my data traffic. It has also allowed me to navigate faster on servers with good connectivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ingeniero de Soporte IP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SoftEther VPN has excellent remote places to connect and does not consume much broadband. I think it's easy to configure and its behavior is quite acceptable to be a free software. The interface is simple, where it is enough to select the server where you want to connect and turn it on. In addition, it shows important information such as IP and MAC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some locations are congested by the number of users, especially the locations of the United States and China, which are usually accessed to avoid restrictions on websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend this VPN to anyone whose business is growing and have higher needs than a basic VPN. There are quite a few servers with an acceptable speed and good security to surf the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

SoftEther VPN is an easy way to test our websites from different locations to measure their performance in terms of upload and download speed, because it has an innumerable number of servers around the world and with a strong privacy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Script Editor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This VPN has over 200 servers in different countries to choose from. These VPN servers are hosted by volunteers around the world who use their own home internet, which means that I may get a residential IP. A residential IP is really useful because sometimes websites block IPs that are coming from businesses or data centers. The speed of the VPN varies a lot because there are different servers with different internet and different speeds. I usually get 50 mbps on a good server and 1-3 mbps on a bad one. The speed is excellent for simply browsing the web and maybe for playing some videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the connection drops and there's some servers that it will not connect to. Only 200 servers maximum is shown on the list even though on their website, they state that there are over 7,000 servers. I do understand that these servers are hosted by volunteers and that it's not SoftEther's fault for outages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is completely free and open source. It may not be the best paid VPN, but it is the best free VPN. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The workplace internet has a strict filter that blocks some websites and resources. With this VPN, I can easily bypass those filters and access sites that block business/data center IPs. Many forums block these type of business IPs, so I need a residential IP to access it. SoftEther VPN gets the job done flawlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Aeramphic
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Open, free and all over the world, easy optimalisation and customizable to your liking. Once you have it all set up and been using it you won't be going back to other VPN solutions. The fact that the software is Open Source tells you alot about its secutiry and credibility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Depending on the hoster the connection can be bad/non-existant, if you host it yourself or within your company this is no problem with a good structured connection Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a highly customizable VPN solution, this is the way to go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Keep data secured, Route connections and stay on the same network as colleagues regardless of location, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Organization Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This VPN is just a masterpiece, because they have so many features, not like the other similar VPN that they are on the internet, they give you every time a mini update with different servers that you can use and when you run a scan for the IP that you just got it doesn't even appear that you are using a VPN to hide your current location. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

NONE, this is probably the best VPN ever Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should try this out you will never regret that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

viewing contents that it was blocked in my country or testing new services or games that aren't available in certain areas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SoftEther VPN has residential IPs, something highly valued for those who frequently use VPN, allowing the user the privacy of the information and the reliability. The installation is easy and fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This software does not have stable servers. There are some slow and others to which you can not even connect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SoftEther VPN is the best free service you could find on the Internet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

This tool guarantees the privacy of the information to some members of the company who need to perform certain investigations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Development Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like the most is that it has an endless list of servers from different countries. It is also great that you can configure in different configurations to allow access to a remote site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The list of servers is not updated on time and there are usually many that do not work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The performance of SoftEther is very high and there is no limit to open-source license. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Sometimes we must leave our office to visit the providers and outside the company network we must encrypt our internet connection with this VPN. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista de sistemas sénior
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The best thing is that it is free and open source without doubts. It's great that they have a desktop version and a mobile version. I can also point out that the range of servers in each country is great as it eliminates the problem of server overload. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The servers are mostly slow, there are not many fast servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SoftEther VPN keeps my browsing history private and provides peace of mind. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

According to my needs I have to use different locations IPs at different conditions. I like the security and peace of mind provided by the tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Pro Shop Employee
Food & Beverages
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to set up and use allowing remote connection to the server so that work can be done remotely and data accessed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike besides initial set up issues and bugs but are fixed through troubleshooting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Remote access to data and ability to interact remotely allowing a more flexible in office schedule when needed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Administrador de base de datos
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SoftEther VPN is the best free service that exists. It is a powerful undetectable software vpn that bypass most types of firewall restrictions offered by certain websites and organizations around the world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some servers are very slow and there are others with which you can not even establish a connection. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's simple to use and certainly outperforms the other free alternatives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

This software is used as a measure to maximize security in the network of the company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I liked that it was easy to use and that it was available at no cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There wasn’t anything I did not like about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We were using OpenVPN but had problems and using SoftEther VPN eliminated the. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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