Cisco AnyConnect review
Cisco AnyConnect is the official encrypted VPN service by Cisco. You can download Cisco AnyConnect on the App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android.
Functionality – 5/5
The Cisco AnyConnect app is driven by TLS and DTLS to provide a stable, optimized connection for all types of corporate traffic. Authentication methods include RSA SecureID, RADIUS, Digital Certificates, LDAP, Active Directory, and multifactor authentication. You can also order individual policies.
Design – 5/5
Cisco AnyConnect latest version has a simple utilitarian interface with all features split into 4 tabs. In the Home section, you can enable/disable VPN, and switch between connections. Other tabs provide account and network settings and additional information. Positions on the menu may depend on your specific plan.
Usability – 5/5
Cisco AnyConnect is a universal business solution that provides permanent secure access to encrypted corporate networks. It’s highly useful for VoIP conferences, virtual desktop sessions, emailing, and almost any other online applications for Android and iOS. The service can adapt the tunneling to particular area conditions and protect latency-sensitive streams in apps for conferencing and remote hardware access. Cisco AnyConnect iOS and Android apps provide the same accessibility level and flexible policies. Yet, you should make sure that you’re familiar with all instructions from the user guide that are available on the official website. Otherwise, you will face difficulties while setting it up.
Cross-platform use – 5/5
You can install Cisco AnyConnect free client on iOS 10.0, Android 5.0, and later versions. Ask the developer about iOS 13 compatibility because it may be not adapted for it. We also had troubles with Android Pie while testing compatibility for this Cisco AnyConnect review. This service is also available for Windows and Mac OS laptops that need to be protected on the go.
The free Cisco AnyConnect app doesn’t enable your device to work within the corporate network if it’s not connected to one of the available or individual plans. Plus, Apex, or VPN Only license is obligatory for users.
The Bottom Line
Cisco AnyConnect is a universal corporate solution that provides secure browsing and file exchange among users independent of their location. The availability of individual certificates makes it useful for enterprises of any scale and specialization. Thousands of companies experience this system and use it without issues.
- Minor bugs may be spotted
- You must be very attentive to set it up properly.
- Universal VPN solution
- Access to internal network resources
- Automatic roaming settings
- 24/7 support team.