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39 Ratings

Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.6 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

SonicWall TZ

Based on my experience, this is a solid platform for a small to mid sized company, especially when there is someone who has IT experience, or can get outsourced IT help. I would not recommend for someone who is a technology novice. Also, this is a competent device for someone who is looking to add VPN services for remote workers.
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.5
Visualization Tools
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.3
Content Inspection
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.6
Policy-based Controls
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.8
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.3
Firewall Management Console
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.8
Reporting and Logging
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
8.7
VPN
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
10.0
High Availability
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.4
Stateful Inspection
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.7
Proxy Server
Cisco AnyConnect
SonicWall TZ
9.5

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

SonicWall TZ

  • Great security services package under Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (GW AV, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, app control, etc.).
  • Flexible customization of access rules, NAT policies, objects, etc.
  • Geo-location filtering cut a lot of bad and just suspicious traffic.
  • Ease of management and administration.
  • Good hardware and firmware performance (after an upgrade to the most recent version).
  • Low or competitive cost compared to other vendors.
Valery Mezentsau | 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

SonicWall TZ

  • management is confusing has many items that could be improved to facilitate the work to the network administrator
  • in the diagnostic tool I would improve the response times, that is, if a ping test is required, it should be quick, since in cases of failures it is sought to minimize the impact as much as possible.
  • each function has a different license item, I would place a single license package for all team functions
Jhoneis Milano | 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

SonicWall TZ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ 9.4
Based on 10 answers
I have used the SonicWall TZ 350 for years and I can say that it is an excellent and complete firewall. It is easy to configure and administer because it has a friendly interface. It is safe, it offers several types of security features, VPN, and also protection against malware. Support and warranty also recommended. It's fast and the problem was solved in less than 1 day.
João Mauricio | 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

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall and WatchGuard are both fine appliances, but I am accustomed to the Barracuda NG. The Barracuda Control Center is so powerful and useful that it beats out the other two. SonicWall does a great job of dividing up firewall rules and NAT policies, but this is a preference among engineers.
Derek Schroeder | 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

SonicWall TZ

  • Adding the VPN to the network, through SonicWall TZ, has allowed remote users to access the files they need remotely, without additional fees or convoluted methods, thus saving quite a bit of time.
  • This device is less expensive than the previous device in terms of licensing.
  • Due to the reputation of the company, this device is less likely to require hardware updates as quickly as competitors, thus saving my client from purchasing new equipment unnecessarily.
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

Cisco AnyConnect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SonicWall TZ

General

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

SonicWall TZ Editions & Modules

Edition
Tz270Contact for pricing
Tz300$872
Tz300-POE$460
Tz350$979
Tz370Contact for pricing
Tz400$756
Tz470Contact for pricing
Tz500$996
Tz570$1,116
Tz600$1,316
Tz670$1,436
T600-POE$1,396
    Additional Pricing Details
    SonicWall TZ appliance pricing starts at $300 for small scale firewalls, up to $2,300 for large-scale appliances.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco AnyConnect
    8.7
    SonicWall TZ
    9.9

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco AnyConnect
    9.1
    SonicWall TZ

    Usability

    Cisco AnyConnect
    8.7
    SonicWall TZ

    Support Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect
    8.7
    SonicWall TZ
    9.4

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