Cisco AnyConnect Review
October 11, 2021

Cisco AnyConnect Review

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

I've been using [Cisco] AnyConnect for a number of years both in my previous role and my current. The deployment is generally pretty quick with click-through options. Once deployed, the connection is usually stable. However, if it doesn't connect it usually requires a laptop reboot or uninstall and reinstall the application. Updates happen often, but that's just Cisco. Integrates nicely into Umbrella.
  • Stable connection
  • Easy deployment
  • Regular updates
  • Too many updates!
  • Positive, I can work from home
  • I cannot comment on ROI, but suspect the range of employee location increases and reduces the need to have everyone in the office
  • Can reduce office space and costs due to more home working
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.
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 gone from every day in the office to once or twice a month, which has helped my productivity and mental health.
Support is typically in-house, but when I've had to engage TAC it's been efficient.
I haven't used any other in the workplace. I've tried personal VPNs.

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco AnyConnect go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Cisco AnyConnect again?

Yes

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.