Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Competitors and Alternatives

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Suresh Kotian
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to set up and use, offers multi-factor authentication, and technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the OpenVPN Access Server was one of the products that we used for our customers. It is used to create remote desktop connections into the cloud network, where people who are working from home can share resources with people in the office. When people are working in an office then they have a local network, and OpenVPN expands the network for use externally. We are no longer using this solution because of complaints raised by our customers about security vulnerabilities. The server is now shut down.

Pros and Cons

  • "There is support for multi-factor authentication."
  • "The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had."

What other advice do I have?

Personally, I like this product and our decision to shut down the server is in response to decisions made by our customers. I have not found any issues with it, myself. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
MichaelZhang
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to setup, priced well, and you can automatically assign VPNs to specific users

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is as a firewall. I have two Fortinet perimeter firewall boxes in my local data center. The two boxes also provide the SSL VPN functionalities, intended for authorized users only. Not everyone in my organization has access.

Pros and Cons

  • "When the user gets authenticated, I can assign a different VPN or network to each user."
  • "I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication."

What other advice do I have?

If you are thinking to adopt the Fortinet SSL VPN, you have to consider the security level, because, by default, FortiClients can only integrate with FortiToken with a very limited license that will give you two. You can purchase additional FortiToken licenses for the MFA, or you can change to another solution, or the final option is to have the security level compromised, where the users just have user passwords to get authenticated. If users share their password with other users then the account is compromised. You cannot use multifactor authentication to prevent or to mitigate that risk. If…
Takao Kobayashi
Project Manager at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Facilitates remote access and working from home, but the token software will no longer be supported

What is our primary use case?

We are solution providers. We provide remote access solutions, internet access, and Voice over IP for our customers, as well as IT operational support. We use this solution to access their on-premises server from outside locations for situations such as working from home.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a stable solution."
  • "The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported."

What other advice do I have?

I can't say that I would recommend this solution at this time because the support for the Token software is expiring soon and Cisco IOS SSL VPN would have to be upgraded to another solution similar to Token. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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