The VPN swissknife client
Updated July 06, 2022

The VPN swissknife client

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

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 environments and not only for VPN. We are eventually using the VPN functionality. You can make the onboarding functionality deliver and install on several hosts ina a very smooth mode
  • VPN Client to LAN
  • Hosting several useful modules
  • Very smooth interaction with operative systems
  • Some modules are hard to implement
  • Stack Information Visibility must be improved
  • Logging onboard must be improved
  • Better VPN management
  • Tied to cisco hardware
  • tied to licenses
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
Cisco AnyConnect is a standard for VPN access clients to LAN. It has many modules helping you to harden your network. The AnyConnect profile editor, ie, has a plethora of functions very useful, such as Use
Start Before Logon, Certificate Store, Auto-Connect on
Start, Minimize On Connect, and Local LAN
Access. PC users can use all these with a little bit of interaction
To apply for the cisco support (aka TAC) you need to activate the support licensing scheme. In the very last years, cisco moved Security support and engaged new security engineers. The first support level is the very basic level, sometimes annoying. If you need real support, you must wait for the engineer to change the ticket level to a higher one.

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 well suites on several scenarios. It's a small module, with easy implementation and a smooth scripting tool for massive deployment. IF you need to deploy a new VPN access it suits you well. If you are thinking about 802.1x deploy with different windows OS host (old Windows 7, 8 ie) AnyConnect with it's network module is very useful