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Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda SSL VPN vs. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature would be that you can actually narrow down your session to one application on one server, which is really nice.""It's a stand alone system that functions well."

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"Some of the main features of the solution are it has the ability to integrate with our Active Directory to allow each user to have one less password to have to remember and it has great functionality.""Advanced malware protection helps us to prevent any virus from contaminating computers. We also have DLP for prevention. And AnyConnect has a feature that lets us do some sandboxing to evaluate files that arrive from the outside. So before opening them, we can check them with the sandbox.""You don't have to think about it very much. It just works.""Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is very stable.""The most valuable features are that it is really secure and very easy to use.""The ability to add multiple two-factor authentication options for the user to choose from when they log in has helped increase the security of our network, especially with so many people working remotely.""I think Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is stable.""The solution is very easy to use and set up."

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Cons
"Since it's not going to be getting any more software updates as per the end of this year, we have to move off to a different product..""Reporting could be improved."

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"Sometimes when you are on the VPN, it can be a little bit slow.""Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client would be perfect if it weren't for the fingerprint feature.""The configuration from the client-side would be useful. Right now, it's not centralized. There should be a lock so that it can only be configured from one place.""All I care about is being connected and I know that we've run into versioning issues in the past.""The support could be more proactive in their recommendations. I noticed that the Cisco support agents tend to leave customers to do what they need to do in many ways, and you can choose how you want to do it. However, it would be great if they could proactively be involved in best practices and let other customers know how most people are doing it.""Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a stable solution. However, there have been times it has not worked and I needed to call our IT department. It could be more stable.""Behavior analytics and other newer technologies should be integrated into the solution.""The setup is a bit difficult to handle on the server-side."

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"The pricing depends on the requirement, so proper planning and an RF analysis help to properly size the solution and get the best pricing.""The licensing costs are reasonable.""We pay for an annual subscription. Additionally to the subscription, we thought in order to connect this solution to the Active Directory we had to purchase a Cisco ACS, Access Control System. It turns out we did not actually need it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature would be that you can actually narrow down your session to one application on one server, which is really nice.
Top Answer: Since it's not going to be getting any more software updates as per the end of this year, we have to move off to a different product. They could recontinue the product so that we can keep using it.
Top Answer: The use case is just for IT staff. When the front end stuff goes down, we have a secure solution through which we can come in through the back and fix the front end facing stuff.
Top Answer: Some of the main features of the solution are it has the ability to integrate with our Active Directory to allow each user to have one less password to have to remember and it has great functionality.
Top Answer: We pay for an annual subscription. Additionally to the subscription, we thought in order to connect this solution to the Active Directory we had to purchase a Cisco ACS, Access Control System. It… more »
Top Answer: There is one very specific improvement that could be done regarding users logging in. When a user logs in with an expired password we did not know that the password reset function would prompt them… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnect
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Overview

Your army of road warriors and remote workers require a quick, flexible, reliable and completely secure way to connect to your internal enterprise applications, information and network resources. They want to do this from anywhere in the world, at any time and from any suitable device. The Barracuda SSL VPN provides the security and connectivity to deliver this access, via a web browser or virtually any mobile device.

As mobile workers roam to different locations, an always-on intelligent VPN helps AnyConnect client devices to automatically select the optimal network access point and adapt its tunneling protocol to the most efficient method. This may include voice over IP (VoIP) traffic, TCP-based application access, or Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol for latency-sensitive traffic.

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MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Educational Organization9%
Government9%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Wireless Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda SSL VPN vs. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Barracuda SSL VPN is ranked 17th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 13 reviews. Barracuda SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Barracuda SSL VPN writes "Great flexibility with the added advantage of being a stand alone system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Plenty of functionality, integrates with Active Directory, and highly scalable". Barracuda SSL VPN is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall SMA and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, whereas Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Fortinet FortiClient, OpenVPN Access Server and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Barracuda SSL VPN vs. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client report.

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