Compare Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 32 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.8, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "A secure solution that allows for easy sharing of connections or credentials with colleagues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "It could be hard to scale because we will be encrypting and decrypting. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Zscaler Private Access and OpenVPN, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with HAProxy , Citrix NetScaler ADC and NGINX Plus. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Use Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client? Share your opinion.
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
371,639 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
It is easy to handle, you can have it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.It's easy to handle. You can have it on Windows, Linux or Mac, that's quite useful.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.I like that it is really easy to use, it's a simple product. It can connect remotely with a secure network.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.

Read more »

F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.It is a fast and available solution.It is the perfect solution when you have high workloads in your IT environment.It integrates with AWS WAF, which makes it easy to deploy without changes to your infrastructure.It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature.

Read more »

Cons
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.Every two weeks there was a new version to install which was annoying for the users.The hotspots give me connectivity issues occasionally. It could be easier to use if it allowed me to choose the hotspot.The logout should be automized and it should have a reminder that you have logged in into a private network.If they could simplify connections via other machines, like Linux or Mac OS X, it would be helpful.

Read more »

The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager.I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.I would like them to have more flexible models.Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.‚ÄčNeeds to provide a visual interface to follow a customer's activity (from client to BIG-IP to SNAT IP to the chosen server, then back). Today, we are still performing packet captures.We would like to see load balancing between the cloud and the on-premise, a straightforward deployment feature.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
They are expensive.We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.The price is high.We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions are best for your needs.
371,639 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
874
Comparisons
774
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
247
Avg. Rating
8.8
Views
39,221
Comparisons
30,904
Reviews
29
Average Words per Review
398
Avg. Rating
7.9
Top Comparisons
Compared 16% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnectBIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
Learn
Cisco
F5
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.

The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.
Offer
Learn more about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Learn more about F5 BIG-IP
Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireServiceRiken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Top Industries
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise61%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise49%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
371,639 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Enterprise Infrastructure VPN reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email