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Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco AnyConnect

In our scenario, we help employees to work from anywhere, both on company laptops and personal mobile devices, at any time. AnyConnect simplifies secure terminal access and provides the security you need to keep your business safe and secure. If you already have Firepower or ASA firewalls, Cisco can provide you with AnyConnect licenses for user VPNs. If your firewalls are Firepower, the licenses can be uploaded to your Smart account.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

If you can control the rollout of the client the Pulse Connect Secure is user-friendly. We often have a federation of endpoints that we do not control and those endpoints invariably cause pain during major upgrade cycles. It’s also not obvious that some of the default choices (like what type of VPN to use) actually degrades the service.
John Keenan | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • Very stable, it's not one of those products that require restarting from time to time.
  • Policies are easy to build.
  • Can be deployed on many platforms, cloud/on-prem, physical/virtual appliances.
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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • Noisy SIEM integration.
  • Major upgrades are tough to implement.
John Keenan | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

No score
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Usability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 29 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 57 answers
Only needed most when onboarding users. That too was streamlined with a detailed documentation on setting up VPN connections. Next use came when the implementation team needed to set up auto updating software when teams who didn't connect to VPNs while working remotely had repeated reminders about software licenses expiring. Connecting to VPN seamlessly updated all software, performed security checks and re-established trusted user relationship.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There’s a lot of Google searches for knowledge base articles as opposed to just calling an expert and getting a specific quick answer.
John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco AnyConnect

We selected Cisco AnyConnect because we needed a quick solution when we took our company remote and we'd already used Cisco AnyConnect in a limited manner for on call tooling. It was an excellent solution for taking our company fully remote. We also use OpenVPN for one specific team that is VPN'ing directly to our cloud infrastructure, again, specifically for on call tooling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

The F5 product was more complicated to manage and requires more time to get used to. Juniper VPN is simpler. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager may be better if you need other side solutions like load balancing and GSLB. So, it really depends on your requirements.
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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • The deployment was very quick.
  • It improved security by using compliance checks.
  • Access to resources by external parties was improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

General

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

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