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Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco AnyConnect

87%
72 Ratings
9.0

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Cisco AnyConnect

95%
3 Ratings

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Cisco AnyConnect

89%
50 Ratings

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Cisco AnyConnect

88%
85 Ratings

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cisco AnyConnect

90%
1 Rating

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

With our work force most remotely for the unforeseeable future this has been an extremely useful tool to manage all our remote VPN access and iOS devices in one place. Easy to install and our users have very little issues getting connected and staying connected. Certificates can be a little tricky sometimes but it's rarely an issue.
Anonymous | 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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

  • A single pane of glass in the Palo Alto ecosystem
  • A nice policy-based enforcement GUI that is easily managed
  • Many authentication configuration options supported.
  • Good technical support options with email and phone based.
Anonymous | 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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

  • It has created another area for us to manage some of the internet traffic for our users. Sites being open on-site and not on remote access or vice versa.
  • In general, the certificates are easier to handle than while on Cisco solution, it is still a pain to get the remote device a cert in place if it has "broken."
  • We would like to lock in the ability of which gateway we use to connect to the network. While it's not been an issue for us we have seen some oddness when using a different gateway than the preferred one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

Starting Price

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

General

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

Starting Price

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

Easier to implement and configure
George Theofanous | 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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

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

GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

  • This solved our problem of having more than one piece of software to manage access for different types of mobile devices.
  • Reduced our cost of needing multiple licenses to manage our VPN connectivity outside of the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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