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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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"The most valuable feature is the networking. I didn't have a good experience with the networking that Sophos has."

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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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"I would like for them to improve the troubleshooting features. We have some problems with traffic and I can't identify where the problem is coming from. I have to open a ticket with support until it gets resolved. Microsoft doesn't offer enough tools to resolve the issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is stable.
Top Answer: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client would be perfect if it weren't for the fingerprint feature. I don't know how it will read my fingerprint on my computer.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the networking. I didn't have a good experience with the networking that Sophos has.
Top Answer: I would like for them to improve the troubleshooting features. We have some problems with traffic and I can't identify where the problem is coming from. I have to open a ticket with support until it… more »
Top Answer: I would rate it a seven out of ten. It's simple to deploy, it's faster than other platforms, and it's scalable which is an important advantage. In the next release, I would like to see more… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnect
MS Azure VPN Gateway, MS Azure VPN Gateway, MS Azure VPN 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.

A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.

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MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Wireless Company10%
Wellness & Fitness Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 14 reviews while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 17th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "A user-friendly and clean interface, secure with multiple two-factor authentication options, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Has good networking and is faster than other platforms but it needs better troubleshooting features". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and AWS Direct Connect, whereas Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, OpenVPN Access Server, Pulse Connect Secure and AWS PrivateLink.

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