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Top Rated
114 Ratings

Cisco AnyConnect

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Score 8.7 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 7.8 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Identification Technologies
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Content Inspection
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
VPN
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
High Availability
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco AnyConnect
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No answers on this topic

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco AnyConnect
8.7
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco AnyConnect
9.1
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Usability

Cisco AnyConnect
8.7
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Support Rating

Cisco AnyConnect
8.7
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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