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Attribute Ratings

  • Twingate is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco AnyConnect

89%
78 Ratings
9.5

Twingate

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco AnyConnect

90%
10 Ratings

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco AnyConnect

91%
56 Ratings
10.0

Twingate

100%
1 Rating

Availability

9.7

Cisco AnyConnect

97%
7 Ratings

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco AnyConnect

87%
91 Ratings
9.5

Twingate

95%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.4

Cisco AnyConnect

84%
6 Ratings

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

9.0

Cisco AnyConnect

90%
1 Rating

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.4

Cisco AnyConnect

94%
6 Ratings

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

10.0

Cisco AnyConnect

100%
1 Rating

Twingate

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Cisco AnyConnect meets the purpose, It is supposed to give the VPN connectivity, Network Connectivity that it does very well. Sometimes It takes longer than usual time to Scan System that is very irritating. It is very appropriate to use for IT firm that having vast networks and employee base
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Twingate

The product as well as the admin panel is getting richer. Would love port-level access control as well as some more analytics in the admin panel. From what I hear, the team is actively working on it
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Pros

Cisco

  • 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.
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Twingate

  • Easy access management for cloud resources, better security than VPN or IP allow lists
  • 2FA via Google Login or OKTA
  • Easy to onboard external team members (contractors, partners, clients, etc)
  • Was easily approved by my partner security teams to use alongside their VPN client with no conflicts.
  • Zero-trust security is a must-have feature these days!
  • You pay for User, not Client or Resources--easy to roll out to all devices used by your users.
  • No more hassle of maintaining IP allow lists for WFH/remote teams
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Cons

Cisco

  • Sometimes when the number of users is large for a VPN service, the connection fails, and the client doesn't give a proper error.
  • It should have better support for Linux. It is difficult to set up on Linux, and the interface for settings is not at all user-friendly.
  • A few times, the internet becomes slow after connecting to the VPN server through AnyConnect. It should be able to find the best and the optimal server while connecting.
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Twingate

  • Windows installation had a small glitch, customer support helped quickly resolve the issue
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Pricing Details

Cisco AnyConnect

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco AnyConnect editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Twingate

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Twingate editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter Plan01
    Teams Plan52
    Business Plan103

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per user per month
    3. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    An Enterprise Plan with customized pricing is also available.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco

    Cisco AnyConnect has thus far done a tremendous job in enabling users to login to business accounts and applications remotely while also preventing any unwanted security threats. To date, no significant security breaches or incidents have been reported within my organization. The cost has been reasonable, and thus it would be unlikely that we would consider switching to a competitor platform.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco

    Configuration is very easy. Installation is very fast. There is little to zero local resource usage. It is easy to use for everyone at our company and is clearly connected or disconnected while running in the notifications tray. This is integrated easily with DUO 2 Factor Authentication, it waits for completion and then promptly completes the connection when authenticated.
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    Twingate

    For the end-user, it is essentially an on-off switch integrated with our Identify Protection Solution
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    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco

    Availability has not been an issue with us till now. It has been there when we need it. There is a website from Cisco which we utilize to check outages etc. Moreover, Cisco TAC is the market leader in terms of support and they have been able to resolve our issues when we have faced any.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Cisco

    We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco

    Cisco has a lot of knowledgebase articles around AnyConnect that are helpful to configure and troubleshoot issues. Beyond that, Cisco support (TAC) is helpful to provide information and troubleshoot issues with the platform. However, you do need an active subscription or EA for support beyond reading the KBs, as well as for client software updates. This is important to keep in mind when deciding on if Cisco AnyConnect is right for your organization, as this can be expensive (cheaper with an EA if you use a lot of Cisco products).
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    Twingate

    Support team understood my challenge and was able to influence product direction to expedite support for my features - A+!
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    Implementation Rating

    Cisco

    It's very easy for our IT team to implement and update as needed. We include it as part of our base image and you can set it up so that the organization login works with AnyConnect so when the user has to update their Windows password, it also updates their Cisco login.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco

    There is no VPN connection reset after 12 hours. Currently, we're using this software, and trust me, we're not even clicking the button to connect to VPN. As soon as log in it connects automatically to our office network and is able to access every server without any hassle. I guess this is costly am not sure but Cisco AnyConnect also does a pretty good job in connecting to office networks.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Scalability

    Cisco

    It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
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    Twingate

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco

    • 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.
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    Twingate

    • The ROI has been immediate especially since we are all working remotely during the COVID-19 situation.
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