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148 Ratings

Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco AnyConnect

When you have multiple client connections, this product outshines all others. If you have multiple remote coworkers and you need to reliably have them securely connect to your own corporate environment, Cisco AnyConnect is perfectly suited. It's easy to check connection logs and troubleshoot connection issues by end-users and/or consultants/vendors, such as myself. The system ties perfectly into Microsoft Active Directory for easy maintenance and user adds/changes/deletions.
Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

If your organization has a full-time IT department or support staff, SonicWall VPN Clients might be a good fit. Configuration can be challenging if you're a small business office manager who HAPPENS to take care of IT (as in my case). Still, once the SonicWall VPN Clients is configured, it works pretty well and at minimal ongoing cost. We opted for extended support from the manufacturer just in case we run into issues that we can't address internally.
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Exceptional security
  • Relatively easy configuration
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Connections could be more stable
  • Difficult to use for tech-challenged end-users
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

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Usability

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 40 answers
Provide a very easy tool to manage. Integration with the active directory simplifies user management. The app is also available on mobile, this allows a much more effective intervention in the company works. In addition to this, the visibility it provides helps us to have records of all connected remote users.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

No score
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Support Rating

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 8.7
Based on 68 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 VPN Clients

SonicWall VPN Clients 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Phone support has been very reliable and useful, but there have been times when better support documentation would have made that call unnecessary. I like to tackle problems internally if I can, as it tends to save time and usually money. The SonicWall VPN Clients system seems to be pretty locked down as far as being accessible to self-manage.
Anonymous | 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 VPN Clients

We started the process of vetting Norton VPN, but since it wasn't available from our preferred vendor, we ended up going with SonicWall VPN Clients by default.
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • ROI is difficult to determine because of the minimal initial cost; that said, now that we've experienced the benefits of having secure VPN access, we couldn't imagine not having it.
  • Users have much greater flexibility now that specific legacy systems are accessible from places other than the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

General

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

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