Very stable, reliable and secure VPN client - Cisco AnyConnect.
Updated October 26, 2022

Very stable, reliable and secure VPN client - Cisco AnyConnect.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco AnyConnect

We use Cisco AnyConnect in our organization for connecting to our corporate network via VPN. Anyconnect is generally very stable while connecting to the VPN server, and the speed also remains without the VPN connection. When the pandemic hit, it became particularly useful because we had to connect to the office networks from our homes. Anyconnect is used by almost all the departments in our organization.
  • Very stable connections to the corporate network.
  • Internet remains as speedy and stable as without using this VPN client.
  • Works with OpenVPN standards.
  • Reliable connection.
  • 2 Factor Authentication apps such as Mi-Token supported.
  • Sometimes when the number of users is large for a VPN service, the connection fails, and the client doesn't give a proper error.
  • It should have better support for Linux. It is difficult to set up on Linux, and the interface for settings is not at all user-friendly.
  • A few times, the internet becomes slow after connecting to the VPN server through AnyConnect. It should be able to find the best and the optimal server while connecting.
  • Helped us to connect to corporate network during the pandemic.
  • Increased security while connecting to VPN through 2 Factor authentication.
  • Employee productivity has increased because the connection speed is great and consistent.
It has a good User interface which is very easy to use. I am deducting just 1 point because of poor support for Linux-based Operating Systems such as Ubuntu. If you use Linux, it is a bit difficult to configure, and the support is not readily available. It is worse if you use a non UI-based Linux OS such as CentOS because then you will have to write OpenVPN scripts to connect to your VPN servers.
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 made it so easy for us to do so, and that too in an extremely secure manner.
There is a lack of support for Linux users. Therefore, I am giving this rating. The community also doesn't have solutions for the same. I have tried it on the debian-based OS such as Ubuntu, and the initial setup was terrible. There are no instructions also given on Cisco's website. For Mac and Windows, it has worked well consistently.
I have tried the above too. I have noticed that the consistency and reliability that connect provides are way better than theirs. Integration with 2-factor authentication apps is something extremely important, and I am not sure if this two software provide such functionality. Network stability and speed are also not as good as Cisco Anyconnect.

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Some friends in the IT department told me that Cisco Anyconnect is extremely easy to configure. If you are looking for a corporate VPN solution for your organization, need the prowess of a big brand such as cisco, need hassle-free configuration, and want your employees to easily connect to your corporate network, cisco Anyconnect is one of the top options in the market. It supports 2-factor authentication with several 2 FA apps and is, therefore, completely secure to use.

Cisco Hybrid Work

  • Working from an office or other company space
  • Working from home
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 to company’s corporate network only.
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 office, synchronizing with them to get off the VPn and connect to office network directly was another challenge.
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 well managed with Cisco Anyconnect VPN software.
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 communication for hybrid work communication between team members.
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 VPN server of your choice. Moreover, the network speeds do not take any significant hit when using this software.