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Pros
"I like the ability to share the connections or simply to be able to pass the credentials for a connection to other colleagues without bothering too much about the connection being tracked or about security, because each and every user will require a secret password, so I don't really care about sending the details. It's very secure.""I like that it is really easy to use, it's a simple product. It can connect remotely with a secure network.""I like how I don't need to see the solution or start it up. I just use my computer and have it working in the background. I start my laptop and it's there and working. That's the most important feature.""It's easy to handle. You can have it on Windows, Linux or Mac, that's quite useful.""It is easy to handle, you can have it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.""This solution is stable. There have been no technical issues.""The most valuable feature is the connection feature.""The solution is very easy to use and set up."

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"We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far.""Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience.""The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer.""The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine.""The stability of the solution is perfect.""The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN.""It's a stable solution while it's running. We don't have to work on it a lot. There are not many bugs, so it's easy to use if you deploy successfully. You can be sure of an uninterrupted solution for quite a long time. Citrix is a good product.""What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly."

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Cons
"If they could simplify connections via other machines, like Linux or Mac OS X, it would be helpful.""The logout should be automized and it should have a reminder that you have logged in into a private network.""The hotspots give me connectivity issues occasionally. It could be easier to use if it allowed me to choose the hotspot.""Every two weeks there was a new version to install which was annoying for the users.""It would be useful to have an automatic install process where if you connect and you don't have the latest version, it should be automatically done.""I have been working with the same interface for the last ten years. I would say that it needs some improvements made.""There are situations where the connection drops, and you may not even be aware of it until you try to do something critical.""Behavior analytics and other newer technologies should be integrated into the solution."

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"The load balancing could be improved.""If the solution had a more advanced DNS, it would be an improvement.""I'd like to see support for reverse proxy and more security features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The solution can be a bit pricey.""The dashboard or interface should be more clear in reporting issues. Integration with other applications should be more user-friendly.""The major issue is price. I would also like them to make other aspects more accessible.""I would like to see better configuration of repairs and downloading certification."

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"Sometimes there is a problem with the number of licenses for the end-user. The number of concurrent users is limited due to a valid license.""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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"Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive.""Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market.""I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features.
Top Answer: We are currently looking at automation. It would be good if there is some way to automate it in a fast way. It should be easy to automate. It also has some security issues.
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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnect
Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
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Overview

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.

Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Wireless Company8%
Wellness & Fitness Company8%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Printing Company13%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. Citrix Gateway and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 16 reviews while Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 13 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Plenty of functionality, integrates with Active Directory, and highly scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes " Has the ability to be used in all types of environments, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployments". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Check Point Remote Access VPN, whereas Citrix Gateway is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP and SonicWall Netextender. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. Citrix Gateway report.

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