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Cisco AnyConnect

Virtual private network (VPN) to secure remote access

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Cisco AnyConnect Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

899

Total features

13

4 categories

Cisco AnyConnect features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Monitoring
Authentication
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Policy Management
Remote Access/Control

Common features of Network Security software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Spam
Anti Virus

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Functionality

4.4

/5

899

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Total Features

13

Unique features

  • Remote Monitoring & Management

  • Web Inspection

  • Multi-Location

  • SSL Security

Functionality

4.4

/5

4.3K

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Total Features

13

Features in Common

3

Unique features

  • Risk Alerts

  • Secure Login

  • Anti Virus

  • Anti Spam

Functionality

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Total Features

51

Features in Common

6

Unique features

  • User Provisioning

  • Application Security

  • Secure Password Sharing

  • Encrypted Password Storage

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AnyConnect - Best VPN Client

Reviewed a year ago

It has worked quite well for us, it is much more stable than using Meraki and the end user has fewer problems.

Pros

It is the simplest tool for the end user. And for administrators, it is the one that gives us the most confidence for a secure connection to the organization. Additional soon it will also be able to be used with Meraki, we liked this news a lot.

Cons

In the new versions it is no longer compatible with the ISR4000 and is only supported on ASA and Firepower. I think this is a disadvantage, since it forces you to purchase a separate device for remote connection.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The telephone of my desk on my computer.

Reviewed 8 months ago

My overall experience with Cisco AnyConnect is that I used it a few times at work but today we have other resources like Teams for internal calls and meetings. When I need to make a call to the supplier, I use Whatsapp. Most of the time I use Any Connect to make international calls.

Pros

I like the convenience of carring my phone when I'm working from home and I can make the same calls as my desk phone.

Cons

I don't like the fact that I only use the internet to make calls on Cisco AnyConnect and sometimes have poor call quality.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Used as Remote Employee

Reviewed 2 months ago

Using Cisco AnyConnect allows me to work remotely and securely from any where. I am able to access files and shared drives easily and can trust that they are being transmitted securely.

Pros

I use this software most regularly to connect to my organization's VPN. I work remotely full time and use the VPN to access shared drives, files, and portals. It is simple to connect and saves the VPN path so I do not have to type it each time. My favorite thing about this software is its ease of use.

Cons

I do not find any of the elements of the software difficult to use.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Vpn Secure

Reviewed 2 months ago

I can say that I am quite satisface with this product.

Pros

I like the fact that it reconnects automatically if the signal or the network went down. I also like the fact that it remembers the Networks that you logged on.

Cons

When I was hired at the company that I am currently working for I had a lot of issues in the sense that it got connected and disconnected over and over again. I found out that it was a very unsual issue: my router was not compatible to the Anyconnect. In the end I had to reconfigure the router in order for it to work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Secure, but you basically MUST have a smartphone to authenticate

Reviewed 19 days ago
Pros

Secure authentication and reliable VPN access wherever I am

Cons

While I have a smartphone, and most people do, the authentication options basically require a smartphone, so if there's an issue with your phone, you won't be able to use the VPN, and for me, I couldn't do my job then.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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University Offline Access

Reviewed 20 days ago
Pros

It established a good connection and rarely prompted me for unnecessary log in.

Cons

The two factor authentication through Duo was difficult to use - either the user types 'push' into the Cisco interface or they must go through menus on the app to access a passcode.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Cisco AnyConnect

Reviewed 2 months ago

Cisco AnyConnect allows for a nice remote work experience, albeit it is sometimes slow.

Pros

I like that Cisco AnyConnect makes remote work easy, secure and seamless. It is a necessity with work after covid.

Cons

Cisco AnyConnect can be quite slow at times, which becomes frustrating.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A solid VPN client platform for technical and non-technical alike

Reviewed 5 years ago

Enterprise-class product for VPN access to maintain productivity and security from remote or insecure network locations.

Pros

- Stable software that is polished and minimalist. - Vendor-supported software; If you have problems, Cisco offers enterprise-level technical support channels for enterprise application managers. - Apple/Windows support, with very similar feature and interface parity. Sometimes this is not the case for some cross-platform applications. - Provide integration for multi-factor authentication (Duo, RSA, etc.) - Flexible design to support multiple VPN profiles, should you need to manage multiple access profiles. - Client software updates are automatically deployed from VPN servers to client end-point installs, making it a very elegant solution for non-technical and technical users alike.

Cons

- Successful and reliable VPN access is built upon a robust network and a VPN server configuration. Updates pushed to AnyConnect software provided by the company I work for have caused issues for users periodically. This is not necessarily the fault of Cisco AnyConnect, but rather, an issue with communication and coordination of changes between VPN support personnel and end-users. If VPN personnel make changes to the VPN server infrastructure that impacts end-users, its important to consider when and how to coordinate those changes so as to minimize the impact and frustration to end-users.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A VPN Client That Just Works

Reviewed 4 years ago

Cisco AnyConnect has provided our users with an easy solution for securely connecting to the corporate LAN. I've found that Cisco's TAC group has also done a good job of supporting the product on the rare occasion when an issue does pop up. Overall, this is the perfect solution for our company: you're hardly aware that the product is even running and the support of the application by Cisco has given us nothing but confidence with its use within an enterprise environment.

Pros

I've used the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client over the last 10 years while also managing AnyConnect client-to-site configurations on ASAs. Both as a user and administrator, the product is straight-forward: through a few easy and well-documented steps, the VPN configuration is created leaving the client to simply login via the GUI which will provide them with the appropriate release and version of AnyConnect for their OS. Whether they're on a Mac, PC, or their mobile device, the process and use of AnyConnect to access our corporate network is easy and transparent for the non-technical user which means less time spent teaching and troubleshooting.

Cons

Around a year ago, I worked with users and also personally experienced issues following a Windows update. Cisco TAC was able to work with us on changes to the .xml profile and get us up and running. 99% of the time, the product works fine. On the rare occasion that there are issues, more meaningful error messages would aid in determining root cause.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Cisco AnyConnect review

Reviewed 2 years ago

We do have a lot of users accessing multiple environments. With Cisco we are able to easily differentiate who has access to what.

Pros

It's very simple and easy to use. Token management has a really good and intuitive design. You have everything explained in details.

Cons

Sometimes it can act up and disconnect, however it has the auto-reconnect function so it doesn't pose any major issues.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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An undefined Security Agent for Security.....

Reviewed 3 years ago

this solution is excellent for small and large scale organization, amizing services with feature, we are using it from all over the world with best security of end point users.

Pros

This product is very high Security for endpoint agent used for multiple service that are been used in security to protect the Infrastructure of any organization for any type of Operating System platform as well as phone OS and only Chrome OS Browser its bunch of truly security for endpoint users as well as VPN Connectivity.

Cons

Pricing. threat management not so good and one management agent hanged then your VPN solution is just crashed

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The VPN you need (if you need VPN)

Reviewed 2 years ago

Any frustrations I've ever had with AnyConnect have been due to user error - nothing about the software itself. It's a minimal pop-up window that helps me log in and make a secure connection to get my work files. After using it for a while, it becomes habit just like anything else. I don't know what it's like as an administrator, but as a user I'm fully satisfied.

Pros

I don't fully understand the intricacies of VPN, but I trust our organization's IT team since they say we need it. VPN lets me get the files I need from our organization's server when I'm at home, and I have to say AnyConnect makes it easy to do so. You're just a few clicks away, and it reminds you if you've disconnected after a long period of inactivity or shutting your computer off. I don't have any experience with another VPN client, but I can't imagine it being much easier than this from a user perspective.

Cons

VPN is one of those things everyone finds annoying - but they don't complain about having to login into their Facebook account. It's pretty much the same number of clicks, except you can't auto-save your password (otherwise what's the point of logging in for security reasons?) It's one more thing to remember, sure, but we learn to remember the important processes that help us get our work done.

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Awesome tool to stay connected with work !!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall the experience has been great and helpful. The best part is that is connects automatically which saves tremendous amount of time. In case you don't want to use it, simply press the disconnect button and it gets disabled. Very easy to use and with very simple guidelines anyone can use it.

Pros

This tool is most definitely a blessing where you can stay connected with your work even while at home or travelling. It fast and very secure. It has the VPN feature which uses a trusted internet connection to log into the work network. I have used this while travelling as well. It also has a system scan tool which checks if the system is compliant and allows access to the network accordingly. It is able to connect automatically once you log in to you computer as long as there is internet access. This software has been really help during urgent situations at workplace so one can help the team remotely as well.

Cons

Not too much of a cons but something that can possibly be improved is that once in a while (once is every 3-4 months) when at the work network the application will try to connect as well. This problem is typically resolved by either turning on and off your internet and or restarting your computer.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Cisco AnyConnect - Best Remote Connection software for Corporates

Reviewed 5 months ago

My overall experience with Cisco AnyConnect has been really good. I use it daily to connect with the company's private networks to access sensitive data which is not accessible through usual networks. As a part of the Product team at ZS, we deploy certain applications on production servers that cannot be accessed without connecting with the company VPN. Cisco AnyConnect has great auto-connection capabilities in case one of the available WiFI connections faces an issue.

Pros

The best thing I like about Cisco AnyConnect is that it can connect with all available company VPN networks in minimal time using available network connections. The icon is embedded in the taskbar and requires only the VPN network name, username, and password to connect with the VPN network. Also, Wifi for ZS is routed through Cisco AnyConnect. So in case there are two saved networks active at a time with the VPN on, and the network currently linked becomes inactive due to unforeseen circumstances, CIsco AnyConnect automatically connects with the other network and re-establishes the connection to the VPN. This is all without any manual interference, and is simple great!

Cons

There are minimal issues with Cisco AnyConnect. Sometimes, it does not recognize the presence of mobile networks and there is no way to establish a WiFi connection without restarting the system and hoping that it works fine. This becomes a major roadblock, especially in times of urgent client meetings where virtual presence is mandatory.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reliable service to connect remotely

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great software, secure, and takes seconds to login and access your network.

Pros

We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect securely to our server while working remotely from home. It is so easy to connect using their Duo Mobile app and software on your computer. Takes a matter of seconds with your log-in information and a generated confirmation code from your mobile app to type in on your computer cisco software log-in.

Cons

Honestly nothing bad to say about this software. Perhaps there are more features to Cisco AnyConnect, but in regard to security and connecting remotely, it is so simple and easy.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Any connect vpn

Reviewed 2 years ago

I heavily relied on this software of multiple reasons. It never.let me down. If even worked well over my cell data connections.

Pros

The overall speed and simple setup for a end users connection. When using a VPN for IT needs I find this product is the most reliable for structure ad speed of the connection. I have used other VPN as well and have ran into issues with tunneling. But with this application it has been the less stress causing in the VPN world. Also running my applications from my pc via vpn connection on any connect runs just like you are connected to the original network vs VPN. No lag or delay.

Cons

The gui interface install on the user side could be a bit more user friendly.

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Easy software to download and install, extremely functional when securing private information

Reviewed a year ago

I work mostly from home and this software is very easy to use, to download and install. Also, it is secure and has a stable connection. It is suitable for all type of companies especially those that have remote workers. The software gives you a secure connection to work remotely and protect the privacy of the company which should be the main priority of organizations. I strongly recommend this software to companies that are starting out and want to maintain a a secure connection.

Pros

I use this software on a daily basis to protect my organization's private and sensitive information. I work in the healthcare industry and it is highly important to protect the patient's information. One of the features that I strongly believe helps protect the organization's sensitive information is the two factor authentication when connecting to the company's VPN, making it more secure and protecting the privacy of the company and the patients as well .

Cons

I strongly believe that the software does a fantastic job at protecting the security and privacy of organizations especially when working from home. However, I do feel that login in into the software and connecting to the company's VPN can be very tedious since it has crashed several times during my time frame using the software. Also, I do feel that the software makes my work computer work a little bit slower than usual, maybe this can be improve and optimize.

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Cisco AnyConnect - a secure and reliable VPN gateway

Reviewed 6 months ago

Overall extremely positive experience, Cisco AnyConnect does what it is supposed to do, it is a secure VPN gateway utilizing MFA and auto-reconnect and it is a must-have piece of software for anyone seeking to easily secure the access to their applications or sharepoint locations. The program is extremely quick when it comes to authentication and well optimized when it comes to system resource utilization.

Pros

Cisco Anyconnect provides swift and secure network access regardless of users location. Within our organization we utilize it mainly for external connections. Cisco AnyConnect was a life-saver during the pandemic period where majority of our company had to swiftly adjust to a new remote work-model. We found Cisco AnyConnect with it's lightweight design and user-friendly interface to be a perfect tool for the job. Embedded multi-factor authentication functionality and auto-connect features really make the VPN shine.

Cons

I have been utilizing Cisco AnyConnect for over two years at this point, and I am yet to find any issues with the software.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best and most stable VPN solution I've used so far

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience with AnyConnect has been great and it really helped me a lot during this period when I'm working from home, but I need to be connected to the company's secure network to be able to access the internal tools. I can work from anywhere, needing only an available wifi network and my laptop. With just 1 click I am already in a secure connection and with access to all the internal tools I need. Another extremely high quality software developed by Cisco.

Pros

AnyConnect is a very easy to use application. Its configuration and usability are simple due to the clean and intuitive interface. I can connect with the security of an encrypted connection from any internet network with just 1 click. The application does not disconnect easily, which allows you to work smoothly and without connection problems.

Cons

I can't see any weaknesses from the user's point of view. If I had to point out something, it would be about the very few times that the application disconnected during use and did not issue any alerts, however this has only happened to me 1 time so far.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Cisco AnyConnet - A reliable and safe VPN service

Reviewed 2 years ago

We are happy with the product so far. Work from home and from client locations has become an easy task with this software.

Pros

We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect our office laptop to the corporate network so that we can access corporate network sites and servers without any hassle while working from home or any remote location at the client site. It is easy to set up a VPN service and the connection is reliable and secure. Using this tool, our IT system can track endpoint behavior in a better manner. The tool provides security against viruses, malware, rogue websites, and other online threats. It can easily be integrated with other 2-factor authentication tools to provide enhanced security. Installation and configuration of the software are easy and user interface is quite simple to use.

Cons

The prices are on the higher side, but the tool is worth the investment. Other features such as one click-connection, storing login details would be advantageous. It shows error in connection sometimes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Secure VPN connection

Reviewed 3 years ago

Cisco AnyConnect is the best VPN client out there. It is simple, safe and with a stable connection.

Pros

The connection to AnyConnect is simple, secure and stable. Unlike other VPNs, Cisco AnyConnect keeps the connection stable. In addition, it provides security for the company, through secure connection to the endpoints of the company's corporate network.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to register the VPN client using the registration code received by email. This code only lasts a few seconds.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simple secure mobile client tool that works properly

Reviewed 3 years ago

In overall, I think Anyconnect secure mobile client is a very robust, simple; but effective tool. Provides secure connection and enable you do your work professionally. I highly recommend as a business solution.

Pros

I'm using it as a VPN client to have secure web connection which is required for our mails, online systems or confidential links. First of all, Cisco Anyconnect is a very simple tool with a mini interface which appears at the bottom of your screen. Secondly, due to it's light interface it never cause computer to slow down. Connection speed is high and connection does not get lost most of the times. There is a small menu where you can access connection and certificate settings. You can reach the program from it's hidden icon at the right bottom and you can understand if it's connected or not.

Cons

Connection speed may be quite long if your internet connection is not high enough. Also you may be disconnected due to your speed. I don't think this is depends on software performance.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to misconfigure

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It has a ton of features to do whatever we need and is generally a very solid product

Cons

Make sure to test/verify your configurations as it is very easy to allow unintentional access when using the dynamic access policies. The client certificate requirement settings are a bit unintuitive as well. It is also very frustrating the ASDM client is essentially required to make changes some of the settings such as the DAP policies. The umbrella DNS client built into the AnyConnect mobility client often causes issues requiring restarts of the local system's wifi or even a reboot.

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Using Cisco Any Connect

Reviewed 5 months ago

This application is used every day, with just a few clicks.

Pros

This software is very easy to use with only a few clicks. I log in to work using VPN on a daily basis. I usually work from home, but I have used Cisco Any Connect when having difficulty with our network at work. There is some setup involved to enter the VPN, but that is relatively easy the first time using the application. I have also added additional VPN addresses which is also very easy. The current setup at work has multiple VPNs to choose from on a dropdown list. The application is also easy for support to check and is easy for the user to check as well

Cons

Not this software but having to sign in every day. The current "clock" is set for 15 hours so there is basically no interruption. If I am unable to connect to the VPN, I do not know if it is a specific connection to that site, or a problem with my Internet connection

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Easy and reliable connectivity with Cisco Anyconnect

Reviewed a year ago

Best Cisco Anyconnect which connects world with just a click

Pros

Work from home has made enormously better by Cisco Anyconnect with his secure ,easy and reliable connectivity remotely anywhere. It is pretty much used everywhere and people are well aware of it since it’s user friendly. I have been using VPN feature and really it’s very nice and no need to worry about hard tokens which had reduced risk of vulnerability and security breach. Super easy to connect remotely specially in this COVID situation . It has multiple routing options and secured completely .Never observed any disconnecting issues while in meeting over 30+ people

Cons

Only cons is that frequently sometimes it gets disconnected and connected automatically and it will last for few mins until it gets stable. It probably disturbs the ongoing meetings or calls which makes me feel little annoying else it’s good