Cisco AnyConnect vs. FatPipe MPVPN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco AnyConnect
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Cisco offers an SSL VPN solution via AnyConnect.N/A
FatPipe MPVPN
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FatPipe MPVPN ffom FatPipe Networks in Salt Lake City aggregates two or more data lines of any type and in any combination to provide security, redundancy, and speed for VPNs. FatPipe MPVPN enables fault tolerance and reliability for VPN using technology to keep mission-critical VPNs up and running.N/A
Pricing
Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
Editions & Modules
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Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
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Features
Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
Virtual Private Network
Comparison of Virtual Private Network features of Product A and Product B
Cisco AnyConnect
10.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
FatPipe MPVPN
-
Ratings
AES 256-bit Encryption10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Kill Switch10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Platform Support10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Split Tunneling10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
IP Address Masking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
No-Logs Policy10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Locations10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Wi-Fi Protection10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Simultaneous Connections10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Support Services10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(96 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(74 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(79 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco AnyConnectFatPipe MPVPN
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
It's well suited for the mobile task force we have at Engel for all the information workers, the salespersons, and the salespeople that are abroad and are not often on the Engel premises but are on customer premises. So for them, it's the only really good tool to connect to central IT resources. But when I look to the future way of utilizing cloud resources and having a hybrid approach and having SaaS services like Salesforce, which are running natively in the cloud, then AnyConnect might not be suitable for them because anyway, I have a direct connection via an HTTPS tunnel to run all my SAS applications. I would not see any benefit of using AnyConnect in this case. So the more a company runs in the cloud, the less it needs AnyConnect.
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FatPipe Networks
If you need multiple ISPs for wan aggregation or site to site failover. This box can tolerate failures of ISPs and sites with less than 1-3 seconds of outage time.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Cisco AnyConnect connects the machine with the VPN very smoothly in a few clicks also provides security with Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • It Provides the facility of creating Network groups such as Local and Project Network so that user can limit the connectivity options.
  • The System scan feature is so robust, it Scans the System every time we connect to a new network and remembers the older Network and does not Scans while we connect to usual Netwroks.
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FatPipe Networks
  • Load balancing of ISPs
  • Site to site failover
  • SmartDNS
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Cons
Cisco
  • Manual Administrative Config: The Enrollment requires the user to enroll from their end and can't just be "Setup" for the user unless you act as the user. For things like SMS text, it would be nice just to put it in place and have it work without a "Setup/Enrollment" process. This does, however ensure the user understands the process.
  • Active Directory Sync and Azure Sync Did not automatically match up accounts and duplicate, so I had to do it manually, to be fair the account usernames do not match the Email Address which is used for Azure so it would be difficult.
  • Duo Support and Cisco Support seem to have not been integrated with each other well, most support tickets end up with a Duo expert and a Cisco Firewall Expert on at the same time, though this has improved dramatically.
  • They did not force my Admin to use an NTP Server off the bat, which would have fixed a few issues we had that persisted for a while until he started using one. (A bit old fashioned)
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FatPipe Networks
  • Could use a training manual.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
This is software is easy to use, easy to maintain, easy to support, cost effective, and extremely secure. We will continue to use it for all employees well into the future. We have already renewed our licenses for another 5 years - that's how confident we are that this software will remain a primary security solution for our firm.
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FatPipe Networks
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Usability
Cisco
Compared to other products that I have used, Cisco gives me more information and it is easy for me to understand what's happening from the application, which is Cisco AnyConnect, which other vendors don't. It's very hard for me if I have to work with other applications, I have to get support from the application owner vendor. But in Cisco, I myself can read through and get this thing. Now with that being very comfortable, I mean very, very useful. I would like to get to more detail in a more simplified way. There are plenty of things. It is also where there is something it gives me in a simplified way. This is what has happened that would help me in some cases. But always there is a scope for improvement in any product. I never rate any product to 10, even if it's better because there is always room for improvement. So I personally feel we can still make this better. It is a good product, but we can still make it better
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FatPipe Networks
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
Thus far, I have not encountered any outages to Cisco AnyConnect. Any firmware updates are completed infrequently and efficiently such that the users don’t experience noticeable downtime. I have not encountered any errors running the platform at any time of day or night , or from any geographical location. Provided a hard-wired or WiFi internet connection is available, expect Cisco AnyConnect to run without unexpected interruption.
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FatPipe Networks
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Performance
Cisco
We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
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FatPipe Networks
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Support Rating
Cisco
Their support team is extraordinary and quick responding. All support team members have great product knowledge and takes very minimum time for query resolution. Support is available on phone, emails, etc. As per my experience with their support team, I will rate them with 10 stars here because it was truly exceptional.
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FatPipe Networks
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
We are quite satisfied with the deployment. We might extend our deployment. My suggestion to everyone will be utilizing Cisco cloud infra as well. As it will give you some nice features like cloud based firewall, DNS Security and threat intelligence. Threat intelligence was a key decision maker for us and people should not ignore it.
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FatPipe Networks
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I have tried the above too. I have noticed that the consistency and reliability that connect provides are way better than theirs. Integration with 2-factor authentication apps is something extremely important, and I am not sure if this two software provide such functionality. Network stability and speed are also not as good as Cisco Anyconnect.
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FatPipe Networks
Fatpipe invented SD-WAN over 25 years ago and has been leading the way. Other companies I think have just ridden their coattails.
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Scalability
Cisco
It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
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FatPipe Networks
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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FatPipe Networks
  • We have lost ISPs without any business disconnections.
  • Business continuity at its best.
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