OpenConnect Alternatives

    OpenConnect is described as 'A VPN client compatible with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (now Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution) and an open source substitute for Cisco's official Linux client' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenConnect for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenVPN, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenConnect are WireGuard (Free, Open Source), Tunnelblick (Free, Open Source), sshuttle (Free, Open Source) and OpenConnect GUI (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.
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      Does not connect to Cisco ASA. Account required from OpenVPN
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • BSD
      WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.
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    2. Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X and macOS. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh.
    3. OpenConnect GUI is the graphical client of OpenConnect for Microsoft Windows systems (or any other system Qt and OpenConnect run on).
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      • Mac
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      • Blackberry
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Make the VPN experience simpler and more secure with the enhanced remote access technology of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      This simple tool finds free OpenVPN servers for you and allow you to download the OVPN config file. The extension is written on top of VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project that is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan.
    4. Shimo supports every major VPN protocol that is currently available: The widely used CiscoVPN, the very secure OpenVPN and all standard-compliant IPSec connections. It also handles Point-to-Point Tunneling (PPTP) and Layer 2 Tunneling (L2TP) protocols.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • DigitalOcean
      • OpenStack
      • Hetzner
      • CloudStack
      • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
      • Google Compute Engine
      • Ubuntu Server
      • Microsoft Azure
      • VULTR
      • Linode
      • Scaleway
      • Amazon Lightsail
      Algo VPN is a set of Ansible scripts that simplify the setup of a personal WireGuard and IPsec VPN. It uses the most secure defaults available and works with common cloud providers.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
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      Completely free VPN app, which will ensure the security (confidentiality) of your personal data on the Internet. • High-speed and Unlimited VPN. Forget about slow loading pages. iNinja is a modern VPN that provides stable high-speed in the network.
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      iNinja VPN & Proxy vs OpenConnect opinions
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      OpenConnect is a client application for accessing Cisco AnyConnect and Juniper VPNs, iNinja is a free VPN app that has very little in common with OpenConnect.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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