Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect

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Cisco AnyConnect

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VPN = Very Pristine Network

10 out of 10
September 14, 2022
We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to a VPN when working from home. This allows us the ability to access sensitive information when we are …
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AnyConnect to connect simply

8 out of 10
September 08, 2022
Cisco AnyConnect allows us to provide split-tunnel VPN connectivity to our remote end-points and allow those resources to access corporate …
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The VPN swissknife client

8 out of 10
July 06, 2022
Cisco AnyConnect is a useful swiss knife. It was developed to address VPN clients to LAN implementation but now you can use it in several …
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Cisco AnyConnect Review

8 out of 10
July 05, 2022
Currently, we are working from home, so to access the network of our organisation we need a VPN. For this, we use Cisco's AnyConnect. For …
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What is Cisco AnyConnect?

Cisco offers an SSL VPN solution via AnyConnect.

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  • No setup fee

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Product Details

What is Cisco AnyConnect?

Cisco AnyConnect is a secure mobility client solution for secure VPN access for remote works, designed to empower remote workers with frictionless, highly secure access to the enterprise network from any device from anywhere at anytime.

Cisco AnyConnect Features

  • Supported: Unified Endpoint Compliance
  • Supported: Highly Secure Network Access
  • Supported: Web Security
  • Supported: Network Visibility
  • Supported: Off-Network Protection (DNS-Layer Security)
  • Supported: Mobile Device Support
  • Supported: Basic & Advanced VPN
  • Supported: Enterprise Access
  • Supported: Roaming Protection

Cisco AnyConnect Videos

Cisco AnyConnect for the RV340/RV345/RV345P
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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco offers an SSL VPN solution via AnyConnect.

F5 BIG-IP and Citrix Gateway are common alternatives for Cisco AnyConnect.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Cisco AnyConnect are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews

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Pradum Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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Some friends in the IT department told me that Cisco Anyconnect is extremely easy to configure. If you are looking for a corporate VPN solution for your organization, need the prowess of a big brand such as cisco, need hassle-free configuration, and want your employees to easily connect to your corporate network, cisco Anyconnect is one of the top options in the market. It supports 2-factor authentication with several 2 FA apps and is, therefore, completely secure to use.
September 14, 2022

One of the most secured VPN

Score 10 out of 10
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It is well suited for almost all types of organizations. It is useful when you want to allow your users to connect to organization's private network securely. Users can connect organization's private network securely to access applications etc. It is not suitable for small organizations having 1-2 users as it will cost them higher.
Sainath Bysani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is for beginners friendly, people, who are new to VPN and didn't have any previous exposure to any mobility connect utility software will find AnyConnect easy. Minimal UI for end-users. The most crucial factor is its compatibility with other VPN software. Cisco AnyConnect works perfectly fine, even if there is some other network security software running in your system like Zscaler, Forcepoint, Broadcom, or Bluecoat. It works like a charm.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is ideal where central resources need to be accessed remotely in a secure manner over IPSec encrypted tunnel. It is used to establish point-to-site connectivity initiated by the end-user. It works very well in this instance. It does require a VPN-capable gateway at the edge of the main network to allow connections to end-points. It may not be suitable where relevant IT expertise is not readily available to manage and monitor the network or where cost might be a challenge.
Score 10 out of 10
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If a colleague asked me about what VPN software to use I would 100% suggest using Cisco AnyConnect simply for the fact that our entire organization uses it and it works well. I have been told by our IT department that it is an easy tool to configure and deploy to multiple machines as well, so support would also be good. The time it takes to connect/disconnect is a little longer than I would like so if you are having to swap between networks often then I suggest you look at alternatives.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is great for large organizations that use uniform VPN configurations for its employees and PingID two-factor authentication. It is great for companies that wish to grant access to all appropriate company intranet sites and network folders to employees working off-site, to emulate the virtual environment of working onsite. AnyConnect is less appropriate for companies where saving time is a higher priority than security to company resources, as occasionally there are hang-ups in system scans which could be avoided if some security measures were bypassed.
Rahul Chhabra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AnyConnect is suited for every organization. As everyone takes Remote Working seriously. Customers looking for their workforce to work remotely require VPN as a most basic service to secure their information. And AnyConnect does this job very well. On the top, it provides features such as Posture, Roaming Security - Umbrella (for organizations looking to migrate to Cloud security)
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect well suites on several scenarios. It's a small module, with easy implementation and a smooth scripting tool for massive deployment. IF you need to deploy a new VPN access it suits you well. If you are thinking about 802.1x deploy with different windows OS host (old Windows 7, 8 ie) AnyConnect with it's network module is very useful
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We now install Cisco AnyConnect on all of our laptops for remote work users and all of desktops, which have WIFI adapters. During the pandemic, we were therefore able to send all of our workers home to work remotely, even if they had a desktop. All of our users find it easy to use, especially since we have it set to auto-connect. We have our colosite for DR setup with an alternate VPN so in the event that our live site is down and we failover, all our users have to do is to type in the alternate VPN to be up and running once IT completes the failover. This means a simple process for our users during a stressful DR situation.
Score 8 out of 10
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Easy to set up and use where we need to access the private network. Connect and authenticate can be combined as for me in a typical workday I need to do this more than 5 times.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is very well suited in the scenario where an employee or a contractor with the right access privileges can connect to the organization network from outside the company's premise with the confidence of having no security concern. Allows the employee to have good flexibility along with a good work-life balance for the employees.
Hannan Shahid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Anyconnect is very well suited for a business network that needs some IP switching or requires additional security for their network. Especially in Covid days employee location switches a lot. Anyconnect helps them to seamlessly switch to the network they prefer thus providing no interruption in their work routine. It is efficient and helps remote workers the most. Scenarios where it is less needed are at the workplace when you have an existing on-prem network and do not require a virtual private network.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is suitable for any user who wants to securely access the company's network. We are using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client when connecting to our internal network. Additionally, we are using it when linking to our customers' networks when we have to do any operation remotely. I am using it almost daily. It means we were able to deploy to home users and not have too many disruptions during the pandemic, as we could get set up quickly.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is well suited for organizations that have users that connect remotely to their network. It's particularly well suited for organizations that already have Cisco hardware/firewalls and other products, such as Cisco DUO. This would not be well suited for organizations that do not have Cisco hardware/firewalls or small organizations, as licensing costs are quite expensive. These become cheaper with an enterprise agreement if you use several other Cisco products.
Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco AnyConnect tool proved to be extremely helpful in keeping remote end-users connected efficiently. It also provides functionalities to configure each scenario according to the type of network used and also certain characteristics that allow a diagnosis in case of problems. The centralized administration of the connected clients also allows monitoring and payload control and makes accurate reports to keep track of the operation for future corrections. Despite the virtues shown to work with remote users, it does not seem to be an appropriate solution for systems requiring high performance or in real-time requirements scenarios since redundancy is difficult to implement.
March 28, 2022

The best VPN solution

ozan guner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is a great tool to give your users the mobility they need and deserve. It allows your users to connect to company resources regardless of where they are, provides extra security by encrypting the traffic sent and received over public internet, and you don't even notice if the app is running because works smooth and does not bother you. It is well suited for remote/mobile work scenarios, however it is not well suited for internet traffic that requires high-bandwidth such as big file transfers and such.
Score 10 out of 10
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In my case, it works perfectly for me to connect remotely safely to my corporate network. I can also connect to my clients' networks to support them with support issues and make the configurations in their networks that they request. Now that it is integrated with Cisco Meraki, I can have full control of my network remotely, no matter where I am physically.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is well suited:
1. To access company resources such as company intranet websites and internal storage server from a public WiFi or remote/client locations.
2. To connect to the corporate internet networks while working remotely. The software would hide the machine IP address and send the IP address of the corporate to the outside world on the web requests.
3. To secure your data connection.
Scenarios where it is less appropriate:
1. In-home network, it slows down the internet speed a little bit. So, during video calls/streaming, you can disable a VPN connection.
2. With VPN enabled, your data goes through company's network and firewall, so data policies of your company apply to your data. It could lead to the blocking of some websites which can be accessed by disabling VPN connection.
Score 9 out of 10
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Like any VPN tool, [Cisco] AnyConnect is suitable for those who use local server setups and require secure access for their workers especially during times when they work from home. As more and more organizations shift their business to [the] cloud, the need for this is going to be less. It also secures the network.
October 11, 2021

Cisco AnyConnect Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Like any VPN tool, [Cisco] AnyConnect is suitable for those who use local server estates and require secure access for their workers. This is particularly paramount given the current situation and need for remote working from various locations. Obviously, the more people move to cloud services this will become less needed, but I think businesses will always retain some on-prem services for a hybrid model.
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