OpenVPN

OpenVPN Access Server

4.5 / 5 39 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

OpenVPN is ideally suited for Small business to the largest enterprises in the world


Average Ratings

39 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $15.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing is based on allowable concurrent connections to the server.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • OpenVPN
  • openvpn.net/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About OpenVPN Access Server

Full featured secure network tunneling VPN solution for Windows, Mac, and Linus environments.


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OpenVPN Access Server Features

  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Event Tracking
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • IP Protection
  • Spyware Removal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Anonymous Browsing
  • DNS Leak Protection
  • Kill Switch
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Policy Management
  • Remote Access
  • Web Inspection

OpenVPN Access Server Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Solid VPN server, does what you need

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reasonably easy to setup, generally just works most of the time. Price is quite fair for what you get. Overall a good VPN solution.

Cons: Server management interface could use some improvement. Could use improved functionality around audit logging and other related configurations.

Overall: Easy to setup Virtual Private Networking, generally works without much management.

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One of the best solutions to access any app or website trespassing censorship on your country.

May 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Always get updates on security protocols and add new servers to secure user connections.
-As an open source product, it's compatible with almost any platform (iOS, Android, windows, etc). The developers' community always adapt this app to newer OS versions.
-IT departments have a great product to secure his environments (Hyper-V and VMware ESXi), there are some cloud services that allow VPN configurations like Amazon.

Cons: -For less technical users it's almost impossible to configure the app for every environment.
-Configuration guide use technical language, making even harder to fix issues.
-Customer Support it's not available via common channels like chat or email, users need to ask about his issues on forums or communities.

Overall: Free and secure access to online resources in my country.

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I use it to work remotely from home and to have secure access to the application and database server

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The application is very light at the moment of downloading it and executing it on the PC when installed correctly is very easy to activate

Cons: The installation and configuration are complicated in occasions does not allow an easy access via remote to the enterprise servers

Overall: Secure connection

Fast connecting VPN

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Like other reviewers have said, the set up is a bit difficult at first but once you get through that, the service itself is fast, secure, and the connection itself is reliable. It rarely drops for me.

Cons: The set up made me struggle. I am a pretty average software user, I'm not too much of a computer whiz so I don't appreciate when the set up is difficult... the UI is also outdated but this is not a major problem for me.

Capterra-loader

Browse the web and protect your data.

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It offers us a strong encryption and confidentiality protection, so that our traffic is encrypted so that it can not be examined in case of being intercepted.

Cons: It has some difficulty to configure it once installed but with practice it becomes easy. The interface could be more friendly.

Overall: If you are thinking about implementing a virtual private network you can be sure that OpenVPN is a solid, safe and functional choice.

Capterra-loader

Good tool that guarantees privacy when it comes to protecting our data in the network.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most is that it is fast and secure when it comes to accessing content from other countries and protecting our network, especially when financial operations are carried out or simply increasing our security, which is more to install or antivirus, with this we can navigate in a safe way and its price is commensurate and I am really satisfied with this product.

Cons: Sometimes but very few connection errors have existed, however, they have been corrected quickly, the rest is very safe and reliable in relation to the funcinality and guarantee offered by the provider.

Overall: It has been positive since it has fulfilled the requirements for which it was designed, it is efficient and of quality, I recommend it because it is a useful tool in relation to the security of personal and company information.

100% recommended

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have not really used many VPN applications, but it has not been necessary to try too many, because when I found Open VPN I did not have to search anymore, this application does not need to be downloaded, I use it directly in the cloud and it fulfills its function very well. which is to protect my IP in a very effective and free way, I love it.

Cons: It is difficult for me to indicate a disadvantage to an application that does its job very well and also I do not have to pay anything for its use, I really recommend it.

OpenVPN works great and satisfies our needs.

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The things I like most about this software is the price point and the functionality. I specifically chose OpenVPN because it was a free piece of software that is integrated right into my Linksys router. I was able to set this up with little effort and no cost. For occasional use the speed was good and the availability was right.

Cons: What I like least about this software is, as with most free software, you are not guaranteed good service or support. This tool is open sourced and while the community is very helpful, the site is not laid out well and there is no solid support system that I have seen. Avoid this if you don't want a challenge if something goes wrong.

Great, though interface might intimidate some

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a good, reliable, secure way to accomplish the security of VPN. While it does drop connection from time to time, it seems better than others I've tried.

Cons: While the service works well, setup is intimidating and requires some previous knowledge with regards to networking.

Overall: Solid, reliable VPN security

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Best ever VPN software I have used to work from home.

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use.
Easy to install.
Easy to connect.
Lots of servers other than the work based configuration.
It also has different user interface languages.
Simple UI.
Can add extra configuration files through the installed directory.

Cons: Sometimes needed to reconnect the VPN because of not getting connected through the channel.
Sometimes it takes a bit of time to get connected.

Overall: Work from home benefit.
Safe and better encryption of data.
Better speed in the network.

Capterra-loader

OpenVPN Access Server is a secure and fast connecting.

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This Virtual Private Network allows me to access the website those work inappropriately OpenVPN Access Server is the best VPN software that resolves my issues which occurs while browsing. I will get updates off n on to secure connections.

Cons: I need customer support through email or chat but i am unable to contact with them, because i want to tell them about some issues.
But i have no disadvantages about this software.
100% recommended.

Good VPN Service

Mar 08, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenVPN is available for Ipads, Android and PC and gives you the flexibility to change your IP: address.

Cons: The first impression of the software is it is difficult to setup compared with other services, however after some time you get used to it.

Overall: It gives me the freedom to change my IP address.

Capterra-loader

We used it in the work to connect by vpn to the offices that are in the United States

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent to connect by vpn to another remote place, easy to install and does not consume much broadband

Cons: There is a certain degree of complexity to configure the openVPN, you can use other tools to help the easy connection

Overall: Excellent for having a secure connection to other work equipment

Provides me with connection to a remote office

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software helps me connect to certain aspects of my company that I am unable to obtain in Pennsylvania, that I would be able to in the North Carolina Office.

Cons: My computer is sometimes glitchy when my computer is off for too long, it sometimes does not allow me to connect to the VPN. Not many hiccups though.

Overall: It allows me to connect to all aspects of my company even when being a remote employee.

OpenVPN AccessServer allows users of our University to access remote resources reliably and securely

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - As an administrator I consider it easy to configure
- I believe that its behavior is very stable, given the different changes in the network
- It is very helpful to explain the concepts of virtual private networks to students in their practices

Cons: - Some users have indicated that the configuration from their homes is not easy
- Online support should be improved

Capterra-loader

Fast connecting and secure.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Open VPN server easy to install and easy to use. This is the best software that resolve my issues. Automatically get updates to secure connections. Reasonable price. I will recommend this VPN.

Cons: I would suggest customer support should be available via chat or email and phone. Overall it's good and fast connecting VPN.

Great VPN software that gives you that extra protection

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Generally stable and excellent product. It is rock solid, secure and extremely reliable. Overall, a great product

Cons: The design could be better, it is a simple click button to connect/disconnect option. the latest update seems to have affected the performance, not as reliable as before.

OpenVPN Access Server Safe name in networking

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenVPN Access Server is one of the Safe VPN servic. Using many bigest companies. Another one is reasonable price.

Cons: OpenVPN Access Server is very secure. It's have many features and supporting major operating systems like that Windows, Android, Mac, Linux also

Overall: Securely do my business

Does what I need it to.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have been using it for a year for our office. It connection just fine and keep the connection for the most part.

Cons: We are getting a wire dns issues. We are not sure it is openvpn or our network connection that cause these issues.

Overall: Good inexpensive vpn for a business.

Capterra-loader

Super simple VPN that is super cost effective. Everyone should have it

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: super cheap for a lifetime plan. Super useful for developers who need to change their location for testing.

Cons: The interface is simple without any real use besides selecting server and turning on. Would like to see a bandwidth monitor, server cpu useage, etc...

Easy to use and very versatile!!!

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The installation is very easy, once configured you can add router tables in the ovpn.conf file to reach other networks

Cons: Its configuration is a bit difficult, and it has very few instructions to do it, the TUN / TAP interface, if it is disabled, does not indicate

Overall: Connect from the internet in a secure way

We use OpenVPN to establish VPNs to our server.

Oct 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to connect software that can be used to connect to remote servers over the internet. We also used it for tech support.

Cons: Difficult to set up and can require technical expertise beyond the normal user. Software lacks features that competitors have.

Protect my IP for free.

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like it to work with both windows and linux, because many of the new computers in my country have this operating system, it downloads quickly and helps me change the VPN thus protecting my IP, so I recommend it.

Cons: So far what I can say as a disadvantage is that it was a bit difficult to configure it, but after the configuration everything becomes very easy.

Good program for virtual pc

Jul 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that you can use this program to have access to another computer. We use it frequently for tech support.

Cons: It can be annoying for it to start up at the beginning of each windows startup. Have not learned how to turn off.

OpenVPN is a great free resource to create a VPN

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a great free VPN software that can be used to create a call back VPN. Often found very useful for customers that do not have VPN software that allows us to create a secure tunnel back into our environment while providing remote management securely.

Cons: So far I have not found any issues with OpenVPN. In most cases the access is allowed unless blocked by a proxy server.

One of the best open source VPN servers

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I installed OpenVPN on my private cloud system to provide remote VPN access. It's a complete, almost standard solution for IT techies and network admins who want a cost effective, secure, widely supported solution

Cons: Nothing really. I think that even spending some little time learning how to install and configure it is not beyond the normal

The VPN I use the most

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: OpenVPN is ideal for people who want to keep their networks safe and secure from prying eyes and hackers. I have tried many different VPN and for my OpenVPN beats them all, in functionality and in cost.

Cons: Sometimes it can take a while for you to find the best IP address and it can also slow down a bit your navigation but you will be completely secure.

Simple program that establish VPN

Jul 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple program that establish VPN. I like the auto-startup. It can be a little quirky sometimes where you aren't connecting and you have to restart computer, but it is better than most.

Capterra-loader

Excellent VPN software, easy and fast to use.

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very easy to use, its installation is fast and simple, excellent documentation and support of your community. The connection is very stable and it's open source.

Cons: Its configuration is somewhat complicated for beginners, however after a short time of use it is easy to master it.

super good my experience with this software

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: very fast.
super safe
easy to install.
very complete.
has an android application that helped me a lot

Cons: the only tedious thing is when configuring the server since it is a process that must be a bit of experience, but if it is just a client it is super easy to configure.

Capterra-loader

excellent software met my needs and my demands

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: its stability, and the ease of use, is quite stable to the connection and what I liked most was the variety of countries

Cons: I do not have anything negative to say I actually use it on my cell phone is the best I've tried

Overall: excellent benefits open blocked pages and speed on the internet

Great for when we need to work remotely

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use OpenVPN at our company for any time we need to work off campus. It has worked great every time I have worked from home.

Cons: I did have a little trouble getting all the settings and everything configured correctly to start but once IT got it going, it has been great.

Great VPN

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Strong connection and never drops for me. There is nothing worse than a VPN constantly interrupting your browsing. I use this for personal internet protection as my work doesn't require a VPN, and I am extremely satisfied.

Cons: It could be a bit simpler. I struggled a bit with setup but after I was up and running I was very impressed.

Capterra-loader

Great VPN if you can get it to work

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The cost is low and it's open source. There is wide support for OpenVPN and works on pretty much any device out there.

Cons: OpenVPN's setup is very difficult and requires an in-depth knowledge of networking and SSL certificates. You have the time to make it work and it's very user friendly.

Testing VPN products

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: nice reliable tool providing high security comparing to others, the tool has nice GUI and, IMHO, offer a decent support for Windows.

Cons: In my opinion, the tool does not 100% compatible with working with proxies (might be more protocol related), in addition, the configuration is less user friendly as expected from GUI.

OpenVPN is one of the fastest connecting VPNs I've used

Sep 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The network connection is probably the fastest I've experience across multiple VPNs. I have no problem connecting quickly in North America and Europe.

Cons: The user interface could use some work but this is not a major detractor for me and my associates that use it daily.

A very reliable connection tool

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has never dropped my connection from my remote location to my company's intranet so far, and that is all I need from this software.

Overall: Reliability, and security. It has never disconnected me, nor the connection has been lost in any way.

Set up VPN access

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenVPN is feature rich and has a lot of documentation and advice. You can find a lot of info on how to get the best of this product.

Cons: OpenVPN may not be the easiest product to set up, it may require some reading and researching. It also requires exact understanding of what you want.

Overall: Set up a VPN server with OpenVPN

Free and secure.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenVPN works very well with my Linux based database server. Strong security and very reliable VPN tool.

Cons: Setting up OpenVPN is really hard for a beginner. The availability of only two clients accepting connections.