Cisco AnyConnect: A Secure Way to Access Data Remotely
September 22, 2021

Cisco AnyConnect: A Secure Way to Access Data Remotely

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

Cisco AnyConnect is used across our organization for remote server access. Everyone from professors to undergraduate research assistants uses this platform in our department. This has been incredibly important as we have all worked from home. The application is useful and provides me and others access to our very large data files from anywhere we have internet access.
  • Provide remote data access
  • Easy to set up
  • Opens up remote work opportunities
  • You lose your server access and have to reconnect after a period of time (8hours or so). Can be very annoying.
  • Easy to setup, but can be finicky depending on the server path you need to add.
  • Connection to server can be slow at times despite my fast internet.
  • Allowed us to work on large datasets remotely, boosting productivity.
  • Allowed us to collaborate on files in real time, boosting productivity.
  • Allows you to share files across devices which is very useful.
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.
Our company has definitely benefited from this. We have to log in with our credentials and two-factor authentication every time we want to use Anyconnect to access our files. It can be a hassle but keeping our data safe is worth it. It also makes us sign in again after extended periods.
I'm going to be frank with you and let you know that I have not had experience working with the [Cisco] Anyconnect support team. I was given a document with instructions for setting up the application with our server as a user and didn't have to deal with support.

Do you think Cisco AnyConnect delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco AnyConnect's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco AnyConnect live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco AnyConnect go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco AnyConnect again?

Yes

Cisco AnyConnect is an ideal application when you need to work with files that are smaller in size from a remote location. The application is not an ideal application when the file sizes are larger, which in my case are datasets with tens of thousands of cases, and when you have a slower connection.