tailscale VS OpenVPN

Compare tailscale vs OpenVPN and see what are their differences.

tailscale

The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA. (by tailscale)

OpenVPN

OpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon (by OpenVPN)
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tailscale OpenVPN
250 35
6,340 6,663
5.2% 2.9%
9.9 9.4
5 days ago 4 days ago
Go C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

tailscale

Posts with mentions or reviews of tailscale. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-16.

OpenVPN

Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenVPN. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-09.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tailscale and OpenVPN you can also consider the following projects:

tinc - a VPN daemon

headscale - An open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server

ZeroTier - A Smart Ethernet Switch for Earth

ocserv

Netmaker - Netmaker makes networks with WireGuard. Netmaker automates fast, secure, and distributed virtual networks.

Pritunl - Enterprise VPN server

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

mistborn

wireguard-vyatta-ubnt - WireGuard for Ubiquiti Devices

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

innernet - A private network system that uses WireGuard under the hood.

pivpn - The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi