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42 Ratings

Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco AnyConnect

We now install Cisco AnyConnect on all of our laptops for remote work users and all of desktops, which have WIFI adapters. During the pandemic, we were therefore able to send all of our workers home to work remotely, even if they had a desktop. All of our users find it easy to use, especially since we have it set to auto-connect. We have our colosite for DR setup with an alternate VPN so in the event that our live site is down and we failover, all our users have to do is to type in the alternate VPN to be up and running once IT completes the failover. This means a simple process for our users during a stressful DR situation.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

As a load balancer for larger networks, in use with their security appliances this is a robust system. it is a load balancer as it's primary function, we were able to analyze traffic through the interface and stop some traffic which was undesirable. It gave a dashboard which helped with the traffic, the other connected devices throughput, so it can be some help with monitoring of your network trafic to help make decisions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco AnyConnect

  • Lightweight client with low resources need.
  • Easy installation and config.
  • Enhanced remote config and auto-update features.
  • Affective host checker/compatibility function.
  • Straight integration with Cisco ISE.
  • GUI is simple and accessible directly.
  • Messages on the client side is directly seen.
  • Debug and message view assists the client and administrators.
  • Good value for its prices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • Easy connection: you can connect to your corporate network with two clicks.
  • IP restriction: F5 has a list of possible insecure IP numbers, if someone tries to connect using one of these numbers, F5 BIG-IP won't connect.
  • Always on feature: Very handy feature, if you install always on, you won't need to click connect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco AnyConnect

  • With remote work, need of a VPN to ensure data security has been very much high but so have the costs gone up for having such a system in place.
  • Cisco AnyConnect or any other VPN alone is not enough now and we need MFA solutions in place to ensure valid users using our systems.
  • Process of setting up multiple servers is tedious but easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • Pricing - Aside from there being other cheaper alternatives out there I can’t really think of anything negative to say, we migrated to them about 4 years ago and we’ve been very happy since. Even considering the price I’d say it’s worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are most likely to renew, in the case that our contract expires, as this application made us able to continue our day-to-day operations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 27 answers
Deployment was easy. On the end user side, it is also easy to use. They just install an app on their mobile device or computer, fill the VPN address and their credentials, and they can work remotely as they are located in company premises.
Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

BIG-IP 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great customization and easy to use help reference menus
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 55 answers
I cannot speak directly to the experience of Cisco AnyConnect's customer support, as I was not involved in the process of initial setup. But my experience administering it was that setting up and maintaining users on the tool is simple for the sysadmin involved, and the product is well maintained, with regular updates and support for new devices showing up quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

BIG-IP 8.1
Based on 7 answers
On the occasions when we've had to engage f5 support, they have been great. They have always resolved our issues quickly and been easy to work with and professional. The reason I give them a 10 out of 10, however, is because when we've had issues that have crossed over between the f5 BIG-IP, our Cisco switches, and our Microsoft IIS server the f5 support representatives have been extremely knowledgeable about every product and device involved and have been able to troubleshoot end-to-end without having to engage other vendors.
Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco AnyConnect

I have only used these VPN options for personal use and in the support of other users. I am unfamiliar [with] their enterprise ability and generally would not trust them for our needs. From what I have seen, the clients look much more developed than the Cisco AnyConnect client but that is a [nonselling] issue for me.
Nick Darnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

I can't recall the name of the previous software we used for remote intranet access, but it was much less reliable. F5 BIG-IP is consistent and easy to use--the authentication process happens quickly and reliably via my cell phone's facial recognition feature which is convenient and secure. No need to carry a key fob or enter a verification code. The previous software required email codes be sent and entered to verify access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco AnyConnect

  • AnyConnect has allowed business operations to continue uninterrupted during the pandemic, which has been key to maintaining business continuity with customers and stakeholders.
  • AnyConnect has played a part in allowing for downsizing of some physical office sites. At least 4 office buildings within the organization have now been sold as employees haven proven the ability to work effectively remotely indefinitely.
  • AnyConnect has also facilitated globalization within the wider organization. Productive meetings with colleagues around the world at various times of day are possible with continuous access to company virtual resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • Load balancing is a requirement in most serious web environments, and this allows us to keep sites up and running in the event of partial server outages.
  • Keeping sites extra secured with the advanced security and routing features is a plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

BIG-IP

General

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

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