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"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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"Remote connectivity is its most valuable feature.""The return on investment was very reasonable. It was low cost and it functioned, so the return on investment was excellent.""It's pretty stable, and I don't have any problems with it.""The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment."

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"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 initial setup was probably more complex. The configuration was somewhat unclear.""Everybody else is doing AI, machine learning, self-healing, next-generation features. It needs more next-generation features. Everybody else is doing AI, machine learning, self-healing, next-generation features. It needs more next-generation features.""I haven't found that that solution does anything amazing.""Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time."

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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."

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"Licensing was free up to ten users and after that, it was pretty reasonable.""Anyone can download this product for free, but you have to have a FortiGate gateway that you are connecting to.""An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price."

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Top Answer: The solution works very well. You just click and it's working.
Top Answer: The licensing is based on one, three, and five-year terms. It's a one-time fee with no hidden costs. For example, you won't find that you'll have to pay more for support later.
Top Answer: 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. The solution could use some sort of… more »
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnectFortiClient

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.

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.
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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireServiceBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider29%
Wireless Company14%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company14%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider27%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. Fortinet FortiClient and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 11 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 19 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Lightweight and stable with good connectivity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler Private Access, OpenVPN Access Server, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN and AT&T VPN, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and CrowdStrike Falcon. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.

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