Compare Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. OpenVPN

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 5 reviews while OpenVPN is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 11 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.8, while OpenVPN is rated 9.0. 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 OpenVPN writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Zscaler Private Access and OpenVPN, whereas OpenVPN is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, F5 BIG-IP and Sangfor EasyConnect. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. OpenVPN report.
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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.

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The features I have found to be most valuable are the levels of encryption I can enact and the compression I can apply to improve throughput.Provided the easiest UX for our end-users and had the greatest interoperability with all the operating systems we used, including but not limited to: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Linux.The compatibility with almost any Linux operating system, and how easy it is to write scripts and generate keys for people to use and log in. I found it easy to deploy quickly.A valuable feature for us is its ability to see the new Citrix server as a local server within the company. And it allows us to test abroad.It can securely do remote product updates... just as if it was on our LAN.You can do local subnet blocking.Provides privacy and cryptography for my network communication.It allows our employees to work remotely across Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms.

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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.

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If there was a Graphical User Interface to help streamline the configuration, I believe OpenVPN would probably venture more into the non-geek realm as it were.The upgrade path from older versions was more difficult than we wanted to tackle, so we ran an older version of the software for longer than I wanted. Patching, updating, and migrating to newer versions was a problem for us. That said, we were on a rather old version that I inherited yet it worked rock solid.If someone's key is not working, or if we had to remove someone's permission from it, or maybe an employee left the company and we had to take their key out, that seemed a little bit more complicated than it had to be.I think right now the GUI part of it is locked out behind the pay wall. It could use something that gives it a very basic, minimal, graphic interface for logging in, for the community version. That would probably be a good step forward.If we had to create something for someone who was not necessarily tech savvy, I had to set that up on their computer, I had to write "read me's" and other things so that they could install their client and then connect to the VPN by themselves. So it was hard to set up for people who are not tech savvy.I would like to see a simpler interface, so that we can make the connection between the local network using the LAN IP.I would be more happy with the idea of licensing to have a reduced price with longer, grouped, annual fees. We have a lot of other software that does the same thing. It's a little higher price if you're going with a shorter stint, but there's a reduction in price for three- and five-year contracts.They may have this already, but it would be nice to be able to get more notifications if a site drops unexpectedly.

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With regard to setup cost, pricing and/or licensing, the simple answer is that you'll need to set aside some time to learn it and experiment with it.At one point I had to purchase addition connection licenses. I was very pleased with the pricing and licensing; so much easier than navigating the confusing jungle of Microsoft and Cisco licensing and pricing. That alone made the product a delight to manage.Begin with the community version and upgrade to paid one if the need arises.The product's pricing is good value, definitely. It is one of the best features, I would say. Evaluate the product before seeing which type of licensing is good for you. I think there is a good evaluation method available for OpenVPN, so you can just evaluate if it meets your needs. Then go forward with the right licensing policy.I would say the product's pricing is a good value. I would recommend to other companies to implement it. I've seen other software, in tandem with the service, to be very expensive.The Pro Edition has a reasonable price per user.It is free, you buy support.

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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnect
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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.

OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.

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MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
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