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Perimeter 81 is #9 ranked solution in top Enterprise Infrastructure VPN tools, #9 ranked solution in top ZTNA services, and #12 ranked solution in top Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) tools. PeerSpot users give Perimeter 81 an average rating of 10 out of 10. Perimeter 81 is most commonly compared to Zscaler Private Access: Perimeter 81 vs Zscaler Private Access. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 27% of all views.
What is Perimeter 81?

Perimeter 81 is the first Cybersecurity Experience Platform to streamline SASE through its groundbreaking ease-of-use and unified network security stack. With a global network of PoPs, Perimeter 81 offers secure network capabilities managed over our multi-tenant cloud and highly scalable for organizations worldwide.

With Perimeter 81, you can easily move your resources to the cloud, manage team member access from anywhere and gain network visibility in an all-in-one cloud management portal. With features like Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, Web Filtering and more, you can secure and manage your network in just a few clicks.

Why Perimeter 81?

  • Features you can rely on: Perimeter 81 offers all the essential cybersecurity tools you need to protect your organization. With Zero Trust Network Access, Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, and many more features, Perimeter 81 allows remote and on-site users to access networks safely and securely.
  • Lightning-fast deployment: Say goodbye to hours of configuration and manal setup. With Perimeter 81, you can have your entire network deployed in minutes - it’s that simple.
  • Network monitoring at your fingertips: Having visibility into your network is key. With Perimeter 81, you can fully monitor and secure your organization’s most valuable resources from a single dashboard.
  • World class support: Our award-winning support team is always here for you. From the moment you set up your network, we’re happy to help with anything you need along the way.

Network security doesn’t have to be complicated – join Perimeter 81 on a mission to radically simplify the cybersecurity experience.

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"Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."

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Customer Success Manager at inSided
User
Helpful technical support with great single sign-on functionality and a seamless login experience
Pros and Cons
  • "It helps to quickly get access to the pages I need."
  • "Currently, I am not able to define a different country or location, which can result in negative experiences as the tool is being recognized by websites and this can make it difficult to access them or force me to disable the program temporarily."

What is our primary use case?

The solution provides access to our own environments. Our environments are usually restricted by IP from external access, so I cannot access it from a regular internet connection. I can with this product. 

We also have a system in place that allows us to access to our own SSO login for our customer environments, without having to use individual logins for all of our customers. By doing so, we protect our customer environments from external public access, which is vital to our customers - especially in the onboarding phase of the lifecycle.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps to quickly get access to the pages I need. 

The overall login experience is seamless and usually also has no issues. I rarely have to restart the service. 

The service offers decent speed without interruptions, which allows me to work and focus without distractions or interruptions to what I am trying to achieve. This is reducing my work stress a lot as switching focus constantly has a negative impact on the quality of our products and services, which would affect our customer sentiment in a negative way.

What is most valuable?

The tool does offer a single sign-on for businesses. This means that I no longer have to remember a separate, individual password for this tool. Other tools require that, which is a big downside as I used to have to retrieve this password from my mails every time that I attempted to perform a login to the service. 

With single sign-on, the system will automatically detect who I am and which organization I belong to. This speeds up the process and even a restart of the system will not require me to lose time.

What needs improvement?

There is not much to improve. 

Currently, I am not able to define a different country or location, which can result in negative experiences as the tool is being recognized by websites and this can make it difficult to access them or force me to disable the program temporarily. This could also be solved, however, this issue might be related to the way in which we have set up our current implementation of this service. This does not have to be a global shortcoming when using this service.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used the solution for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable so far. We have been connected for 36 hours without issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very scalable; it is easy to add more seats.

How are customer service and support?

Support was quick and able to help with my query.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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VP Engineering at Loris.ai
Real User
Top 20
Affordable, secure, and allows me to manage all user access in one platform
Pros and Cons
  • "Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution."
  • "I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

What is our primary use case?

We are using Perimeter 81 for secure network connections while working remotely.

As my entire team is working remotely, we were looking for a simple and secure remote access solution and we went with Perimeter 81. So far, we have been super happy with Perimeter 81’s affordable and simple to manage solution.

We initially started to use Perimeter 81 for their networking features but recently we integrated their split-tunneling feature and their simple Google Authenticator two-factor authentication integration. Both features have been game-changers for us.

How has it helped my organization?

Simply, Perimeter 81 has allowed me to easily manage all our user access to my company’s networks in one platform.

Additionally, my employees can quickly connect to a reliable and more secure network connection while working outside the office. Instead of manually connecting to a VPN, all of my employees are automatically connected to Perimeter 81 when they open their computer or other company devices.

Since implementing Perimeter 81 we are seeing an increase in network performance and employee productivity.

What is most valuable?

Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution.

We were able to configure tunnels to our IP addresses for specific user access, including application access to any devices no matter their location. This has helped me make sure the right users are getting the right access to their work resources to do their daily job.

Also, I am very happy with their MFA feature. It was very easy to integrate with our two-factor authentication and simplified the authorization process for all of our employees to gain network access.

What needs improvement?

I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform.

So far, I am very happy with their simple network management platform. However, I feel such features as SD-WAN, Firewalls, and more real-time alerts would take this solution to the next level. By adding these networking and security features, it will allow me to customize my company's network security to the level I am seeking.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Perimeter 81 for three months.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to Perimeter 81.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing. Very fair dissolution for the price I am paying.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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fnunez
Release Manager at Copado
User
Easy to configure, simple to find connection problems, and makes access easier
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution provides us with an easy way to configure and join the VPN with Perimeter 81."
  • "In order to have to bypass the login using the website, a good feature for Perimeter 81 to have is a login instance in the Perimeter 81 application. I'm using a Mac and we don't have that functionality."

What is our primary use case?

In order to connect to our applications like our own GitLab solution or our logs tracking system, we need to connect using the Perimeter 81 application. Before that, we needed to have installed the Amazon Workspaces solution and joined it to that one, so every developer or person who needed access to Gitlab. With Perimeter81, each user that needs Gitlab or logs access has a user created. 

The maintenance of this solution is easier and we also decrease the problems related to workspace scenarios

How has it helped my organization?

In the past, we needed to use Amazon workspaces in order to connect to the 'VPN', and, after that, we were able to have access to our private Gitlab solution and logs. 

This was a mess as each developer or person who needed access to Gitlab needed a Workspace created for that use - even if only you needed to access it just for one day and did not use it anymore. Even in these cases, we needed someone from the infrastructure team to create that particular workspace. With Perimeter 81, we only need to create a user and install the Perimeter81 application on the computer.

What is most valuable?

The solution provides us with:

- An easy way to configure and join the VPN with Perimeter 81. Previously, we were using Amazon workspaces and it took too much time in order to configure the workspace properly in order to just access our Gitlab repository or our logs for just one or two times of use.

- An easy way to find connection problems. You can easily contact Perimeter 81 or check https://status.perimeter81.com to see if some incidents are related to the issue that you have.

What needs improvement?

In order to have to bypass the login using the website, a good feature for Perimeter 81 to have is a login instance in the Perimeter 81 application. I'm using a Mac and we don't have that functionality. I'm using a Mac and we don't have that functionality. On the other hand, in order to connect with an application, we could have the opportunity to use a Google Chrome application/extension. That will make it easy to use and we can skip situations related to admin permissions in order to install the application on some laptops and computers. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for six to seven months. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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