Cisco AnyConnect - a perfect VPN solution for remote access to a corporate Network with advanced security
Updated November 28, 2021

Cisco AnyConnect - a perfect VPN solution for remote access to a corporate Network with advanced security

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco AnyConnect

We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to our corporate network via a VPN. It establishes a secure tunnel between the endpoint device such as laptop or mobile and the corporate network and uses 256 bit AES encryption so the data connection remains secure. Through VPN, all the firewall policies of the company applies to the incoming and outgoing data from the endpoint, so malicious attacks by the websites can be prevented. Further, the VPN connection allows the user to access the internal storage server of the company. The VPN connection is reliable, stable, and very secure. Cisco AnyConnect uses multi-factor authentication to establishes a connection so that only legitimate users can connect to the corporate network.
  • Multi-factor authentication feature to establish a connection.
  • Advanced AES security to keep data connection secure.
  • Secure, stable and reliable connection.
  • Allows you to access company resources when you are not on the company network.
  • In my case, I observed that during initial connection it connects and reconnects 2-3 times and then finally makes a stable connection.
  • Auto-password saving feature could save some time of the user.
  • More advanced level of security can be applied to data connection.
  • Threat management system can be improved.
  • Business is happy with the advanced security feature.
  • Extremely helpful in the remote working conditions.
  • Team is happy with the reliable, stable and secure connection.
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.
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 installed on their laptops so that they can easily connect to the corporate network from any remote location without having to worry about data security. The connection is secure and very reliable and uses 256-bit advanced security AES algorithm.
Being a user of this tool, I haven't directly interacted with the Cisco Team. We generally talk to our Information technology (IT) support team for any concerns about this software and the (IT) support team interacts with the Cisco Product Support team. Cisco is a pioneer in networking devices and solutions, so I believe that the Customer support would have been very good.
Cisco AnyConnect provides us all the features we need at competitive prices and good customer care support. The software is lightweight, does not require much computer resources, and provides a secure data connection with the advanced encryption algorithm. Easy to use by the users and enable remote access to the company network and resources without any hassle.
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.