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Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Cloudflare

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco AnyConnect is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cloudflare is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco AnyConnect

87%
72 Ratings
9.1

Cloudflare

91%
76 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Cisco AnyConnect

95%
3 Ratings
10.0

Cloudflare

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.9

Cisco AnyConnect

89%
50 Ratings
9.0

Cloudflare

90%
1 Rating

Availability

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Cisco AnyConnect

88%
85 Ratings
8.5

Cloudflare

85%
54 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cisco AnyConnect

90%
1 Rating

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco AnyConnect

This is a very solid connection with a nice timeout and retries grace period. It seems to keep the connection even if there are momentary network breaks in service. It then re-establishes that connection if it was brief enough making for a more simple tool standard users can use. This tool also works great with Apple machines in nearly the same manner as Windows.
Jason Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

I can't think of a single scenario where Cloudflare isn't useful. Our company uses Cloudflare for ALL sites. In fact, as a Web Development Agency, we don't work with clients unless they allow us to use Cloudflare. It's really that good ;-) and necessary for modern websites and apps.
Jason Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco AnyConnect

  • Autoconnections are seamless for the users. There's nothing for them to do once it's all setup.
  • It recognizes security certificates for the PC and user, so you can easily lock down the connectivity to the specific users and/or machines you need for your environment.
  • Unless the WIFI is extremely poor, the software can make the connection and allow your users to function on the VPN.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • When you need a FREE and EASY TO SETUP SSL certificate on your page (if you don't have the locked locker icon when opening your page, you need it)
  • When you want to obfuscate your webpage's IP (any connection will give the Cloudflare's IP)
  • You need to speed up the connection for static content (it will not help database connections or dynamic content)
  • IF your DNS isn't good (Cloudflare's DNS is amazing, quick, easy, and works pretty well)
Igor Neumann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco AnyConnect

  • Next generation features are lacking.
  • Split handling scenarios are limited.
  • Sensitive to timeouts.
  • Auto reconnect features does not work as expected.
  • Auto mtu discovery does not work on some cases.
  • Not a full featured solution on the client side.
  • Detailed reporting is missing.
  • Lack of multi device management.
  • Application, url based dashboards needs to be enhanced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • There is a huge jump in price between the mid-tier and enterprise solutions which is hard to justify for smaller businesses, or companies owning many small businesses.
  • It is difficult to convert from a CNAME installation back to a DNS based one
  • Setting up page-level caching with web workers is counterintuitive for simple websites
Nicholas Tantillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco AnyConnect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cloudflare

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Cloudflare Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Pro$202
Business$2002
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 9.5
Based on 3 answers
It has been in use for the past 5 years and has worked without any issues during that time. It also allows us unprecedented flexibility and access resources as if on premise. With remote work force more and more prevalent, this solution has been a constant. As we move our on-premise resources into the cloud, there will come a time when we stop using AnyConnect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.9
Based on 50 answers
It's easy to use for the end user and reliable. They just need to login to their computer and connect to the VPN and they are on the network and have access to network resources. For the admins, it does take some time to configure things correctly but, once configured, it's quite easy to manage connection profiles and client software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 9.0
Based on 1 answer
While there are some parts of the service that can be tricky to implement if you have a very custom site, like holepunching for cache, for the most part, the service works very well out of the box and is easy to use
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We use it all day, every work day and the availability has always been very high. The connection once established is also very stable and remains connected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.8
Based on 85 answers
During the implementation of the solution, the Cisco team is always present and ready, from the initial planning to the final deployment. Once up and running, the system is quite stable. In general, inconveniences could arise when making a general change takes centralized changes to be done, and then assistance from Cisco support is required, which will be provided without further delay and with great professionalism. Local problems could also arise related to the client's installation on remote users' machines. Most are due to each user's home network issues, over which there is no control, but initial troubleshooting is, nevertheless, mandatory. This last fact makes it necessary to have some diagnostic method. Then it becomes important to have the DART (Diagnostics and Reporting Tool) functionality, which is functionality included in the Cisco AnyConnect client. It is useful to perform this task and be able to resolve local problems or problems related to inconveniences with the home network by gathering information that allows determining the reported problem cause. It turned out to be a great tool since it can perform remote diagnoses.
Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 8.5
Based on 54 answers
I (fortunately) have not encountered an issue I deemed severe enough to require me to submit a ticket to support. Most of the time, the problems I have encountered were fixable by simply waiting (as is usual with DNS services); or Googling and perusing their perfectly serviceable documentation and browsing support forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cisco support is a good resource to deal with issues if they arise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco AnyConnect

- Cisco is a better name in the market - Cisco products are better in quality and performance - Cisco product support is reliable and provides supports within the agreed SLA - Already using other Cisco products majorly, it is the trust that has already been built on Cisco products that has helped us to decide on using the Cisco products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

CloudFlare is always innovating fast and adding new interesting solutions to the CDN, DNS, and DDoS problems that keep appearing as the internet grows and matures. Due to network effects, using CloudFlare is easier, faster, and more reliable than the competitors, and their support is super fast. I have used other solutions in previous companies like Akamai but their APIs were not very easy to use and their interfaces were not that friendly, also their CDNs were not as fast to clear the cache.
Daniel Anjos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco AnyConnect

  • We are able to seamlessly work on multiple clients daily, and it allows us to quickly handle more projects at the same time.
  • Cisco AnyConnect has allowed our own company's coworkers to remotely connect back to the corporate network, easily assisting work schedules and processes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being forced to work remotely, meant our processes still happened quickly and efficiently, by being able to leverage and use Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
  • Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked 100% remotely for a few years now. This was always due to the reliable connectivity and ease of use with Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I live 2+ hours from our nearest corporate office, and even further from some of my client locations, and I have always been able to connect to any of my multiple Cisco AnyConnect VPN connections, within seconds.
Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudflare

  • Uptime: With Cloudflare's website protection, we have avoided panic-inducing outages and downtime.
  • Reduced hosting load: Cloudflare's CDN allows us to use smaller servers and greatly diminish bandwidth usage.
  • Reduced domain renewal cost: Most of our domains could be transferred to Cloudflare, where domain renewals are as cheap as possible.
  • Increased total website cost: All of Cloudflare's features aren't free, and they increase our monthly overall website cost. The protection and other features are helpful, just not free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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