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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Remote Administration

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    VNC Connect

    76%
    VNC Connect ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Screen sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    26 Ratings

    File transfer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Instant message

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    18 Ratings

    Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings

    Access to sleeping/powered-off computers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Over-the-Internet remote session

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    30 Ratings

    Initiate remote control from mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    18 Ratings

    Remote management of servers & workstations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    6 Ratings

    Centralized management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings

    Session record

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Annotations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    6 Ratings

    Monitoring and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Multi-platform remote control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco AnyConnect is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • VNC Connect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco AnyConnect

    87%
    72 Ratings
    8.8

    VNC Connect

    88%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Cisco AnyConnect

    95%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    VNC Connect

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Cisco AnyConnect

    89%
    50 Ratings
    8.0

    VNC Connect

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    VNC Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    VNC Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Cisco AnyConnect

    88%
    85 Ratings
    8.0

    VNC Connect

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Cisco AnyConnect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    VNC Connect

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    VNC Connect

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    VNC Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco AnyConnect

    This is a very solid connection with a nice timeout and retries grace period. It seems to keep the connection even if there are momentary network breaks in service. It then re-establishes that connection if it was brief enough making for a more simple tool standard users can use. This tool also works great with Apple machines in nearly the same manner as Windows.
    Jason Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    It is very easy to use if the remote device is already set up to receive connections, so if you are setting up devices before deploying them, it is a great tool to have. It is well-suited to use when shadowing users or using it as a teaching tool. There are other products that are better if you are trying to help someone on a one-use basis.
    Michael Eberhard | 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

    VNC Connect

    • VNC Connect does an excellent job in remotely connecting to a computer through either your local area network or even another computer on the internet. As long as the VNC Connect services is installed and the client is running in the background.
    • VNC Connect provides password protection to prevent unauthorized users from attempting to remotely access your computer. There's an option to have a separate password to remotely view vs view & access a computer. You can even add an additional level of security by turning on the feature to require Windows login credentials.
    • VNC Connect provides an additional set of controls after a remote connection has been established with another computer. You can have special keystrokes like Ctrl+Alt+Del sent as a command sequence to the other computer as well as access more than a single screen when in use at the remote computer location.
    Paul Li | 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

    VNC Connect

    • Its a pretty straight forward product - I would like to see more tools with a "wow" factor.
    • Panel colors are blah - I would like more eye-catching colors.
    • A more consistent look with all platforms - like Mac & PC.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco AnyConnect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco AnyConnect Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    VNC Connect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $3.39 per remote computer per month

    VNC Connect Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Professional - Device Access$3.391
    Enterprise - Device Access$4.591
    Enterprise - Instant Support$33.492
    Professional - Instant Support$16.992
    1. per remote computer per month
    2. per named technician per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.5
    Based on 3 answers
    It has been in use for the past 5 years and has worked without any issues during that time. It also allows us unprecedented flexibility and access resources as if on premise. With remote work force more and more prevalent, this solution has been a constant. As we move our on-premise resources into the cloud, there will come a time when we stop using AnyConnect.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    VNC Connect 8.0
    Based on 8 answers
    VNC is a solid product for the price. It simply works and its reliable across different platforms. Some products state they work well in the Mac environment but don't deliver. This one does what it says. Connections are reliable, but of course, this depends on internet connections. The product works well over wireless connections as well. It delivers on what a remote tool should deliver on. My technicians are happy with the product and customers appreciate the ease of use when letting us connect to their systems. Some also appreciate the remote support while they are multi-task.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.9
    Based on 50 answers
    It's easy to use for the end user and reliable. They just need to login to their computer and connect to the VPN and they are on the network and have access to network resources. For the admins, it does take some time to configure things correctly but, once configured, it's quite easy to manage connection profiles and client software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    VNC Connect 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    VNC Connect is a solid product and our techs are very confident that they can get the job done using it. Reliability is key for us since we have a small support team and many users to support. It also helps keep us in the background more allowing the end-users to multi-task. VNC supports our goal of providing quick and efficient services.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use it all day, every work day and the availability has always been very high. The connection once established is also very stable and remains connected.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.8
    Based on 85 answers
    During the implementation of the solution, the Cisco team is always present and ready, from the initial planning to the final deployment. Once up and running, the system is quite stable. In general, inconveniences could arise when making a general change takes centralized changes to be done, and then assistance from Cisco support is required, which will be provided without further delay and with great professionalism. Local problems could also arise related to the client's installation on remote users' machines. Most are due to each user's home network issues, over which there is no control, but initial troubleshooting is, nevertheless, mandatory. This last fact makes it necessary to have some diagnostic method. Then it becomes important to have the DART (Diagnostics and Reporting Tool) functionality, which is functionality included in the Cisco AnyConnect client. It is useful to perform this task and be able to resolve local problems or problems related to inconveniences with the home network by gathering information that allows determining the reported problem cause. It turned out to be a great tool since it can perform remote diagnoses.
    Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    VNC Connect 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    VNC Connect is a reliable product that has been around for a long time. It is reasonably priced and works well in the Mac & PC environment. When you have a small team that supports many users we need tools that we can rely upon and that will get the job done on the first try. Many customers appreciate the quick assistance and can multi-task while our team works on their computer issues remotely. From a customer service point of view, this tool gives us transparency and efficient effectiveness.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Cisco AnyConnect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VNC Connect

    VNC Connect 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The training is very informative, quick and to the point. All of the details one would need are present so the user doesn't have to go searching for additional information just to use the application. The layout of the training was also neat and concise, some of the other training sessions for other companies I've done in the past were confusing and not well thought out, this one is much more superior
    Matt Medley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Cisco support is a good resource to deal with issues if they arise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    VNC Connect 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    No problem at all, love the product.
    Michael Mei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco AnyConnect

    - Cisco is a better name in the market - Cisco products are better in quality and performance - Cisco product support is reliable and provides supports within the agreed SLA - Already using other Cisco products majorly, it is the trust that has already been built on Cisco products that has helped us to decide on using the Cisco products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    VNC is light and sleek with the quick setup, was impressed with the quick setup despite poor Internet connection outdoor. TeamViewer is good, but the pricing is not as good as VNC. Both do the basic job, but VNC still outperform TeamViewer in terms of performance and ease of use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • 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.
    Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VNC Connect

    • I have just used the software for about 1 month and so far so god. I am saving time whenever I can access my client's computers from my desk as opposed to having to leave my office to go to their offices. Saves me time and the client money.
    William Waks | TrustRadius Reviewer

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