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Pros
"You don't have to think about it very much. It just works.""I think Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is stable.""The ability to add multiple two-factor authentication options for the user to choose from when they log in has helped increase the security of our network, especially with so many people working remotely.""The solution works very well. You just click and it's working.""The solution is very easy to use and set up.""The solution is quite stable.""The solution has good performance. It is a simple tool to use, once I turn on Windows it automatically starts to use the VPN.""The setup is quick and easy on the client-side."

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"Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution."

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"Even when your internet speed is good, once you connect to the VPN the speed gets automatically reduced, which is worrisome.""The setup is a bit difficult to handle on the server-side.""Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client would be perfect if it weren't for the fingerprint feature.""Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a stable solution. However, there have been times it has not worked and I needed to call our IT department. It could be more stable.""Sometimes when you are on the VPN, it can be a little bit slow.""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.""We were going to use the Cisco AnyConnect with hardware tokens. However, right now, it's very complicated in terms of delivering the hardware token to the customer. That's why we are looking for a software token right now.""I think that the addition of single sign-on functionality would be helpful."

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"I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

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"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.""The pricing depends on the requirement, so proper planning and an RF analysis help to properly size the solution and get the best pricing."

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"Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."

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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 »
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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.

Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service helping organizations to secure their network, cloud and application access, and protect their most valuable resources. Incorporating the highest standards of Zero Trust Security, Perimeter 81 seamlessly applies adaptive policies, based on device, identity and location, so that only authorized users are granted access to critical corporate resources. A pioneer in software-defined access technology, Perimeter 81 is among the first solution that can fully secure access to both managed and unmanaged devices. Unlike traditional hardware-based network security providers, Perimeter 81 provides greater network visibility, seamless on-boarding and automatic integration with all the major cloud providers. Furthermore, the solution can be fully deployed across a company’s network in less than 15 minutes, giving companies of all industries and sizes the power to be securely mobile and completely cloud-confident.

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MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
Aqua Security, Cognito, Multipoint
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Wireless Company7%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 13 reviews while Perimeter 81 is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.8, while Perimeter 81 is rated 10.0. 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 Perimeter 81 writes "Affordable, secure, and allows me to manage all user access in one platform". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Fortinet FortiClient, OpenVPN Access Server, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Perimeter 81 is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Cato Networks.

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