Cisco AnyConnect

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Cisco AnyConnect

Overview

What is Cisco AnyConnect?

Cisco offers an SSL VPN solution via AnyConnect.
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How Cisco AnyConnect Differs From Its Competitors

Security

Cisco AnyConnect does the job of providing remote workforces with a fast and easy way to connect to their corporate network with high levels of network and endpoint security. It adds features such as Posture, NVM, 802.1X support, and AMP over the top. And also supports Cisco's Roaming Security …
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Resilience

Cisco updates AnyConnect quite often moreover we use umbrella to protect our users on the run. Their cloud security is quite robust and works quite well. Moreover DNS security provides added cushion towards DNS related security. With Talos we get protection from advanced threat even when we are …
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Leadership in Resilience

Today, Security is not one dimensional. It has become multi-dimensional and now includes physical security as well as training their staff on social engineering. Most of the times hacks are done internally than externally. Moreover, with more and more remote work, people are not sending their …
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Security

My organization has greatly benefited from AnyConnect providing employees secure remote access to company resources. It essentially has allowed employees to transition to 100% remote work without any interruption to accessibility to network drives, intranet sets, and company resources. By allowing …
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

The hybrid work model used at our organization for most employees is 3 days working from the office (on-site) and 2 days working from home.
Exceptions are made for some employees who have filed flexible work arrangements or who have symptoms related to COVID or any other communicable disease. Cisco …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

There was a lot of resistance by employees to return to the office. Most of my teammates and cross-functional partners have been as productive working from home, and so the plan to return on-site was not viewed favorably by many. There was some attrition as some employees elected to pursue …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

Cisco’s AnyConnect software and headset hardware has made working from home extremely effective. The security features are preserved and access to necessary network drives and intranet pages is immediate, fast, and uninterrupted regardless of work location. Cisco’s solutions really maximizes …
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Hybrid Work Experience

We have all experienced great success in working from home and interacting remotely. We use Microsoft Teams for all virtual meetings and messaging, and all of my team members have grown very comfortable using these tools to organize and participate in meetings across all geographic boundaries. …
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Other Products Considered

The other VPN software that was considered was Citrix Gateway. However, we found that Cisco AnyConnect was an overall superior product with faster connection speeds and more reliable access to installed applications on local C: drive folders. Cisco AnyConnect was also considerably less expensive …
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Resilience

Cyber resilience is a tremendously important feature in modern software, especially those being used to run or support essential business functions. Companies must be assured that business can carry on uninterrupted, even in the event of a cyber attack. Cyber resilience is a concept that runs …
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Leadership in Resilience

Leaders should first build strong executive support and ensure adequate investment in people and technology capable of combating cyber attacks. Leaders should also have a strategy for mitigating security risks and responding to attacks. This strategy should be independently assessed regularly and …
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Security

Yes, we are benefited, as we need to access our private network as well as servers where we run deep learning code so it's possible only with a VPN line Cisco AnyConnect.
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

When Covid started in Mar-2020, I am working from home. I have two homes in different states, so I move between them as per the requirement, but remote working tools like Cisco Anyconnect provides me the needed security to ensure safe work. After working from home for almost two years now, I like …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

Before covid, my organization had no policy of working from home so we were not given laptops from the office, but when covid came in Mar 2020, working from home was made a necessity. Some employees started working with their systems, and to access our office network securely, Cisco Anyconnect was …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

With the help of Cisco Anyconnect VPN, we were able to securely access our office network so that we could get access to our code base and other organization-related things necessary to make work from home a smooth experience. Cisco Anyconnect is lightweight software and configuration is also very …
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Hybrid Work Experience

We are enjoying the freedom we got in the hybrid work model, since Mar 2022 I have been working from home only. I got a chance to stay so long with family after 11-12 years. I feel I learned family values and got connected to family and relatives very much. At the same time, I am also able to do …
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Other Products Considered

Compared to other VPN software, I found Cisco Anyconnect very lightweight and secure, it requires minimum configuration that anyone can do in very little time and start working. I had to change devices during my work in work-from-home settings but installing and configuring Cisco Anyconnect on …
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Resilience

Especially when a lot of organizations allow their employees to work from, they need specialized tools like VPNs for accessing a secure/private network so that the life of employees becomes easy. Work can be completed seamlessly regardless of the location so if the tools for enabling remote work …
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Leadership in Resilience

They should always be finding the latest tools (for VPN, video calls, etc.) providing a high level of security and flexibility in using those tools. They can work on educating their employees also in this field. They should give their employee more options when it comes to tool selection so that …
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Security

One of the primary reasons to use AnyConnect is to enable working remotely. We follow a hybrid approach in our office, and therefore there are days when we work from home and need to connect to resources that are on the corporate network such as code repositories, Confluence, etc. AnyConnect has …
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

Our company is in a quite advances stage as far as hybrid work model is concerned. We usually work from home alomg with a few days from office. We extensively use hybrid work software like Cisco VPN to connect to organization's servers. It also helps us in accessing the resources that are limited …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

Not everyone had a laptop, a lot of people preferred desktop only. So phasing out laptops to everyone was a huge challenge. Along with that, the VPN connectivity saw an unprecedented load when everyone started working from home, so VPN servers went down quite often. As people started coming to …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

We loved how seamless the process was to start using Cisco's hybrid work products like Cisco Anyconnect was. All of our teams, irrespective of the operating systems that they were using, instantly started using these products to enable remote/hybrid working. The unprecedented VPN load was also …
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Hybrid Work Experience

Hybrid model is great when you want to avoid everyday hassle traveling to office, while also building personal bonding with the teams. Although, communication can be challenging when all the team members are not present at the same day in the office. I believe new software could help in seamless …
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Other Products Considered

We primarily use Cisco Anyconnect to connect to office network.
It works on all operating systems i.e. Windows, Mac and Linux.
We connect with office network using Cisco Anyconnect when we need to access restricted corporate resources. The connection is seamless and secure. You can also choose a …
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Security

Yes, it has benefited us. We have multiple users, offices, etc. It's necessary to provide organizations with private network access to users even if they are out of the office or traveling overseas. Cisco AnyConnect has fulfilled this requirement. Users can keep working on applications even if …
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Resilience

Resilience is most essential part in cyber security context. And hence we have selected cisco AnyConnect. Cisco is very well known name in cyber security. Cisco AnyConnect guarantee top security from latest threats and malware attacks. Cisco AnyConnect Data encryption technology is recommended all …
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Security

Of course, it's a fast and easy way to connect to our office networks with high security. Minimum resource consumption, it's very lightweight and consumes very minimal RAM and CPU. Easy maintenance.
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

It's been 2+ years already that we're doing Work From Home and it is possible only through VPN where we can connect to office networks. Every employee in our organization are using Cisco AnyConnect without any issues and it's because of the effective planning and implementation. Kudos to our …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

To be honest, we never thought we will be working from home as we use LAN at office to connect our office networks. Then moment when COVID19 hits us, first and foremost challenge is how to connect to office networks when we're working from home. Our organization took time and implemented VPN …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

It's obvious that working through VPN versus working from office network has many challenges especially with the speed of connecting to networks. Personally, I faced challenges when we're having deliverables having tight timelines. It takes loads of time to Synch the changes. Also, changing …
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Hybrid Work Experience

Initially whatever the challenges that I've faced, my team members also faced the same. Eventually, Cisco AnyConnect might pushed the updated regularly and it went smooth and now we're using it without any issues.
Speed is the main concern we faced and it impacted a lot.
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Other Products Considered

Cisco products are the best in the market because of their minimal UI and everyone can able to adopt without any hassle. They push updates regularly and we feel their products are secure.
We've used Cisco Jabber, Cisco VOIP, Cisco WebEx meetings in our organization. All are very good products. No …
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Security

Since Cisco AnyConnect is designed to provide remote workforces with a fast and easy way to connect to their corporate network, while maintaining high levels of network and endpoint security It meets the purpose by giving all this support and because it has a larger user base it has high level of …
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

Ours using the Cisco AnyConnect for remote working employees it is being effectively used for the Hybrid work solution. By using the Cisco AnyConnect all the remote workers can easily use the Organization Network and stay connected to all the other components, It is being planned and implemented …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

The major reason for the adoption of Cisco AnyConnect was the to integrate remote work force with the office going work force and implement a hybrid working environment for the organization. However the major challenge was the update of previous systems that could adopt the integration of the …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

The major challenge we faced past years to shift a larger office going work force to working from home work force. For that there were major organizational siftings. After this event we have to create an Hybrid mode of system for that we had not major challenges throughout the process.
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Hybrid Work Experience

It was a smooth shift traditional approach to hybrid model of work using such advanced tools like Cisco AnyConnect and others. Initially it was tough to adopt but however with the time and on going changes in the approach It got smoother and Currently it has become a robust system that we have …
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Other Products Considered

The major reason for using the Cisco AnyConnect was the user community and the reach of the Cisco in the specific field and the expertise. However the proper sequence of evaluation was followed and the product was tested on various level of effectiveness.
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Resilience

By using Cisco AnyConnect we get an additional security of connecting to Organizational VPN and that readily scans the whole system and each link we surf over the internet. It blocks the malicious or suspicious Websites or URL. Thus it provides the necessary value that resilience can offer in a …
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Leadership in Resilience

Organizations can steadily customize the VPN and system scans according to the need of the organization which Cisco AnyConnect can provide the effective service in the perspective of cyber security resilience within their organizations. However It provides more effective service by giving the …
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Security

Cisco AnyConnect is great at providing us access to our organization's network anywhere, anytime. It is extremely secure and allows us to work with the confidence of knowing we are not jeopardizing personal and sensitive information. The product operates quickly, efficiently, and securely …
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Security

Yes, very much. With the global pandemic, this need to connect to central IT resources was brought forced on us, as we worked from home. Fortunately, we were able to leverage our existing VPN connectivity to manage access for our workforce as well as allow them to continue working from home, with …
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Resilience

Definitely resilience is a must in the current climate with the ability to work remotely a must and most organizations were able to or were forced to accommodate remote working early in the pandemic. Also a robust business continuity plan is of paramount importance, even cloud services can fail …
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Leadership in Resilience

Provide funding and promote BCP across the organization, this includes all areas, not just to technical requirements. To be able to anticipate and thrive in an environment of data spread, it is important that regular training form the backbone of any response and as the first barrier to threat …
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Resilience

Things change extremely quickly in the cyber security space so that ability for a security software package to adapt quickly is key. There are always new ways of exploitation coming up and I feel confident that Cisco monitors them and even anticipates them and keeps our organization safe. We are a …
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Leadership in Resilience

As a large company we have to have a dedicated group to research cyber security options. We also don't really have any choice but to keep computers and devices that are connected to our network locked down. That not only includes images on laptops and computers that require Cisco AnyConnect but we …
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Security

We use several of the security options Cisco offers for AnyConnect. We use both the computer and user based security certificates, which we feel is more secure than the multifactor authentication but it works with that as well (such as DUO, which we have used with this in the past). We have the …
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Resilience

Cisco AnyConnect is not only our chosen secure remote connectivity method, but it is also a large part of our Business Continuity plan. We have implemented AnyConnect in our production environment for remote connectivity. We have also implemented AnyConnect VPN access to our colo-site (DR site). …
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Leadership in Resilience

We implemented Cisco AnyConnect as "always on", using machine and user security certificates, and enforce no split-tunneling. All of these together have added to our security posture. We are strongly considering also adding MFA for user machine logins, which adds yet another layer of security to …
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Security

Cisco AnyConnect has been the lifesaver in the time of Covid by allowing them to work from remote locations with the same level of security and reliability as they would have worked from the office. This has not only given employees flexibility but also been able to manage the work-life balance.
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Security

We benefited from the low cost of ownership, and ease of deployment, which reduced overtime hours for system administrators. Highly secure as well.
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Security

Cisco AnyConnect provided our remote workers an easy and secure way to connect to company network. Even when they switched places or Internet service providers they could easily connect to the corporate network and work seamlessly. Also, the extra layer of security helped the organization by …
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Security

Yes, we have allowed all users, clients, and 3rd parties to connect from anywhere; this was especially important during the pandemic; it also has allowed the company to hire any ware in the world and not worry about having an office there or infrastructure. Also, we allow 40 percent of our …
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Security

We needed the higher level of security that Cisco AnyConnect provided to maintain PCI compliance in our organization and to protect our users and assets. The ease of use is not only for the end-user. The associated client for Windows, Linux, and Mac is easily downloaded within the Meraki MX for …
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Security

A huge portion of our staff works remotely, at least partially. We needed an easy-to-use and secure remote connection platform for our users. Cisco AnyConnect has provided both of these things and has reduced the number of calls going to our support center for end-users with remote connection …
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Security

The company has greatly benefited from the virtues offered by Cisco AnyConnect, since this tool offers and exceeds the necessary functionalities to maintain a universe of remote workers, with a minimal learning curve for users, and only by installing the client on machines that users already …
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Security

Approximately %80 of our workforce works on the field to sell customers Hilti tools on the construction site. So mobility is super important for our company. That is precisely why Cisco AnyConnect has been a lifesaver compared to the legacy solution that we were using (Windows TPM & Virtual Smart …
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Security

Surely yes, since without this tool, I would not be able to carry out my daily work. Remote work couldn't be as straightforward as it is with [Cisco] AnyConnect. In addition, we do customer support with this tool, so without it, we could practically not do it.
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Security

With the COVID pandemic, the entire company was sent home and our only way to access the company network was through Cisco AnyConnect. It supported easily the scale-up of needs to have everyone connected to the network, even with all the different locations around the globe that people were …
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Security

Cisco AnyConnect is designed to provide remote workforces with a fast and easy way to connect to their corporate network while maintaining high levels of network and endpoint security. This feature is the primary reason we need this kind of tool. Each member of our company has this software …
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Security

We are able to connect to the VPN to work on supporting our customers and with ease of use, the employees do not have any issues connecting to it. This also ensures security for our environment.
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Security

I believe the business has benefitted as the reliance for home working has increased during the pandemic. People can be employed from locations that may have not been considered before given the typical requirement for people in the office, so the talent pool is now far greater. Personally, I've …
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Security

[In my opinion,] this is not the case. Across all the VPN clients I have used for 10 years, it is far worse [in my experience]. [I believe the] security is done at the level of the router... In fact, [in my experience,] it is stable when I connect Cisco AnyConnect to my smartphone used as a …
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Cisco offers an SSL VPN solution via AnyConnect.

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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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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 9.7.

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