Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect

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Cisco AnyConnect

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Recent Reviews

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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AnyConnect to connect simply

8 out of 10
April 22, 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 best VPN solution

9 out of 10
March 28, 2022
We implemented Cisco AnyConnect as our VPN solution to replace the legacy Windows Virtual Smart Card VPN Solution. Before the …
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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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Cisco AnyConnect for the RV340/RV345/RV345P
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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

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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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Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect was very easy to install and setup, even for novice users. The setup prompts are very easy to follow, and the login credentials used are well integrated with main company login credentials, so users don't have to remember additional passwords. The layout of the viewer window is intuitive and informative, with a useful overview of status overview and connection time elapsed and remaining.
Rahul Chhabra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Easy to use, A bit old UI but it does the job. Cisco has been adding a lot of features to it. And enabling their cloud service that is Umbrella was a great solution. It provides DNS security as well. Integrates with FTD (Firepower Threat Defense) and ASA as well.
Score 8 out of 10
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The module itself is launch and forget. You must apply for the server configuration on the Cisco device. If you are using the standard configuration, ie, VPN client to LAN access it is very straightforward. If you need to apply for 802.1x authentication with the certificate you can surely use the wizards to help you to do the dirty work
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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For our users, they login to their firm provided laptop/desktop at home, Cisco AnyConnect sees they are not on our IPs, so it autoconnects the VPN to the specified name on the computer certificate, verifies the user by the user security certificate installed, and simply connects. Typically on my home WIFI this all takes 1-3 seconds. Once the user is connected, it's like sitting at their desk in the office. It doesn't fail. If there's a problem, it's always been the location's WIFI or the user security certificate expired.
Score 9 out of 10
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There are multiple reasons for giving a good rating. First and foremost the Cisco name is the brand that is synonymous with safe, secure, and reliable access. Second is the ease of setup and use of Cisco AnyConnect. Third provides the configuration options. Maintenance is very easy along with Cisco support.
Hannan Shahid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect has solved a big issue that we faced when Covid started and that was to support our remote workers. By using Anyconnect we rarely get any loss of connection and work efficiency has increased by a significant margin. It has also provided an extra layer of security. Overall we are very happy with the usage of AnyConnect and would recommend it to businesses and consumers alike.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is fairly easy to set up, easy for users to install, and a well-made product that integrates well with other products. We have used it for several years and are well established; most of our users find it intuitive. As the product has matured, we have noticed that the product is more stable, has a better GUI, and has fewer bugs.
Score 8 out of 10
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From the user perspective, AnyConnect is very easy to use. Requires only the address of the server with login credentials. Once authenticated, the connection allows seamless connectivity to corporate IT resources and the Internet at large. From the management perspective, AnyConnect is easy to administer with connection profiles and a centrally managed repository of minimum client software level, with an auto-update feature ensuring that clients are in compliance before the connection is allowed.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The end-user experience, especially with users who are not very tech-savvy and are used to directly accessing their applications, is very good with Cisco AnyConnect. They connect to the VPN only by entering their credentials, and then they can access the applications they work with. Leaving the tool running in the background without even noticing its presence, which is ultimately desirable in a tool of this type. The two qualities that are desired from the end-user are transparency and simplicity, and from the management perspective, control and security. In both cases, the Cisco AnyConnect tool meets those goals. Maybe a portable version could have been developed to make the end user's experience even easier.
March 28, 2022

The best VPN solution

ozan guner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The usability of the product is top notch. To this day I have not even needed to go into settings menu of the application ( other than the time when I was wondering what is actually there lol), because it works so well I haven't felt any need to check if my settings are wrong.
Score 10 out of 10
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The truth is one of the easiest Cisco tools to use. For the end user, it is quite simple since they only have to enter the address where they want to connect, enter their username and password, and that's it. In addition, more security functions such as integration with DUO can be included
Score 8 out of 10
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It is useful when we need to access those networks with different platforms because it has support to all of the majors operating systems, and all of them have a pretty similar UI/UX, which turns to be intuitive in all of them. Personally, I've already tested on iOS, Android, Windows Phone (a long time ago, but it had support), Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco AnyConnect is easy to use by a naive user without any training needs. The multi-factor authentication allows you to receive an OTP password on Microsoft Authenticator APP, SMS, or email, so it is easy to configure. It provides a secure, reliable, and stable data connection and can be disconnected/disabled easily when not in use.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is the best in terms of overall usability. It does not require any formal training in how to use or to spend countless hours reading through user manuals in learning the platform. For the most part, it has worked well for us for many years and customers are able to connect to it fast.
October 11, 2021

Cisco AnyConnect Review

Score 8 out of 10
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As mentioned before, [Cisco] AnyConnect is easy enough to use once it's deployed. Click the icon, ensure the right cert is selected, user name, password, and you're done - very much a point and shoot service.
Score 1 out of 10
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[I believe I was] constantly disconnected from home or the office. [I feel like the] connection is volatile and unstable. [In my experience,] it prevents me from working, from participating in meetings, etc... [I feel like] sometimes it takes me 5-6 minutes till I am reconnected and back to the meeting because it is not able to reconnect automatically and quickly get an IP-Address from the DHCP of the router.
Kenton Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It's a great application that can take some fine-tuning to get set up, but once you get it set up, it works relatively well. My only serious complaint about usability is the slow connection at times that makes my statistical analyses take 10x longer than they normally would.
Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is the easiest and cleanest VPN client that I have used. I actively try to avoid any other VPN client because of how reliable, fast, and easy to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client truly is. It is not intrusive to the OS, nor the network settings. It is reliable and even capable of staying connected for days at a time. It is simply one of the best VPN clients available today.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is most stellar in terms of overall usability. It really doesn't require users to have to take any kind of formal training in how to use or to spend countless hours reading through user manuals in learning the platform. For the most part, it has worked well, with very few problems when users are using the software.