Cisco AnyConnect

Virtual private network (VPN) to secure remote access

About Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect is a virtual private network (VPN) software designed to provide remote workforce with secure enterprise-wide network access across multiple locations and devices. Administrators can utilize the platform to identify network usage details and automatically conduct endpoint posture assessments to ensure data security.

Cisco AnyConnect allows administrators to protect VPN access, verify user devices through multi-factor authentication, and block threats across endpoints using the Cisco AMP platform. Information technology (IT) teams can gain visibility into the network's blind spots and vulnerabilities, generate actionable reports, and respond to malware attacks, data exfiltration, and risky user behaviors. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client lets enterprises provide encrypted network access to employees on smartphones or tablets and localize the system's language according to organizational requirements.

Cisco AnyConnect helps organizations enhance network security through secure sockets layer (SSL), IP security Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IPsec IKEv2) and other built-in modules. The platform can be configured to ensure stable network connection during ongoing protocols for standby, hibernation, and IP address changes.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Cisco AnyConnect: 16

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Authentication
  • Data Security
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Policy Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Web Inspection

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(909)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Oscar
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

AnyConnect - Best VPN Client

Reviewed on 20/8/2021

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

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.

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki

Reasons for Switching to Cisco AnyConnect

It has been the most reliable and easy-to-use option for our users. The cost is not much and for the home office it has turned out to be an indispensable and reliable tool.
Myriam
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Cisco AnyConnect - Safe & Convenient WFH Tool

Reviewed on 15/11/2022

Overall, Cisco AnyConnect is user-friendly and a remarkable tool for remote working.

Overall, Cisco AnyConnect is user-friendly and a remarkable tool for remote working.

Pros

Using Cisco AnyConnect is very easy and allows for a secure VPN connection from anywhere. This has made remote working a breeze.

Cons

I sometimes have to log in/authenticate myself a few times with Cisco AnyConnect before a secure VPN connection is established.

Catarina
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Basic VPN software

Reviewed on 12/11/2022

It was a key tool in our tech stack during the remote work periods, particularly during the...

It was a key tool in our tech stack during the remote work periods, particularly during the pandemic. It fullfills it's main purpose, delivering a simple and fast way to establish VPN connections.

Pros

This tool provided a simple, safe and fast way to establish a VPN connection to our client's network. It was a key tool during the pandemic, where all of out team was working from home.

Cons

The VPN connection breaks were sometimes frequent and the information regarding these events was not depicted in a clear way, so that's a thing to improve. Also, some websites connections were slowed down and during momments of huge amounts of network traffic, the connection strength was poor.

Ana
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use for remote working

Reviewed on 16/8/2022

The scale, ease of use, ease of introduction, ease of use for users, etc., will be discussed once...

The scale, ease of use, ease of introduction, ease of use for users, etc., will be discussed once with the Cisco manager and the information system manager, and the above problems and issues will be resolved. We recommend that you consider the advantages.

Pros

You can easily create a VPN environment with a single click on your PC or smartphone. You can also easily select a server to connect to. In addition, by preparing multiple servers, even in an environment where the connection to a specific server is poor, the ability to connect to a VPN by selecting another server is also useful when using software that requires a VPN connection.

Cons

Although a VPN connection can be made, there are cases in which the communication speed drops and video conferences are interfered with.

Alternatives Considered

OpenVPN

Reasons for Choosing Cisco AnyConnect

I used it as a tool for remote work when I was stationed at a certain major company. At first, I used it mainly to connect to my WiFi environment, but it was easy to use because it was easy to authenticate and maintained sufficient speed.

Switched From

FortiClient

Reasons for Switching to Cisco AnyConnect

Small and medium-sized business owners are recommended to recommend the introduction of a work-from-home system. The scale, ease of use, ease of introduction, ease of use for users, etc., will be discussed once with the Cisco manager and the information system manager, and the above problems and issues will be resolved. We recommend that you consider the advantages.
Elif şevval
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

great vpn security

Reviewed on 13/10/2022

i love it in generally

i love it in generally

Pros

I used it for the vpn feature and I can say that I am generally satisfied because it works more stable and faster than the equivalent vpns in the market, you can surf with vpn without slowing down your internet speed..

Cons

Since I use the vpn feature, I do not want to comment too much, but I can say that I find the overall quality extremely successful. I think it does not have a bad feature or use, it is pleasant enough and offers a quality feeling.

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Cisco AnyConnect FAQs

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Cisco AnyConnect offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Cisco AnyConnect has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Cisco AnyConnect supports the following languages:

English

Cisco AnyConnect supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Cisco AnyConnect integrates with the following applications:

Cisco Umbrella, Cisco Unified Intelligent Contact Management Enterprise

Cisco AnyConnect offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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