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

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Features

Total features of Cisco AnyConnect: 13

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(891)
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
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

AnyConnect - Best VPN Client

Reviewed on 20/08/2021

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.
Melanie
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Used as Remote Employee

Reviewed on 02/08/2022

Using Cisco AnyConnect allows me to work remotely and securely from any where. I am able to access...

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.

Nikki
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Any Connect

Reviewed on 15/06/2022

Pros

I thought that the integration went relatively well.

Cons

This takes a alot of bandwidth, especially when used with a vpn

Nachiket
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Cisco AnyConnect - Best Remote Connection software for Corporates

Reviewed on 28/04/2022

My overall experience with Cisco AnyConnect has been really good. I use it daily to connect with...

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and powerful VPN tool

Reviewed on 29/06/2022

It's a great and powerful tool for VPN in a professional environment.

It's a great and powerful tool for VPN in a professional environment.

Pros

I have been using AnyConnect since I started working remotely due to the pandemic in March of 2020. I never have had any issues with it. It is fast, the UI is simple and straight-forward. It just works. It works with DUO 2-factor authentication which is great.

Cons

For my case specifically, I have to re-connect every 24 hours, which can be a little annoying because I tend to leave my work computer on during the work week so I don't have to re-open everything where I left off. If I get disconnected from the VPN, it will exit out of all of my windows explorer windows so I have to be aware of that before I stop working for the day that I don't forget any windows I left open.

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Cisco AnyConnect FAQs

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Cisco AnyConnect offers the following pricing plans:

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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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