Compare Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. SonicWall SMA

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 10 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while SonicWall SMA 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 SonicWall SMA writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks , Zscaler Private Access and OpenVPN Access Server, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway and Cisco IOS SSL VPN. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. SonicWall SMA report.
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Pros
The solution works very well. You just click and it's working.The setup is quick and easy on the client-side.The solution is very easy to use and set up.The most valuable feature is the connection feature.This solution is stable. There have been no technical issues.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.

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The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.It is faster than other security options when using remote connections.The most valuable feature of this solution is they have IT consultants that know SonicWall.This solution has many options for remote desktop and access.

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Cons
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 setup is a bit difficult to handle on the server-side.Behavior analytics and other newer technologies should be integrated into the solution.There are situations where the connection drops, and you may not even be aware of it until you try to do something critical.I have been working with the same interface for the last ten years. I would say that it needs some improvements made.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.

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The solution could integrate better with other platforms.The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising.The overall menu is not very user-friendly and it could be easier.This is an expensive solution and I think that the price could be improved.

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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.

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I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software is free. It is already built-in with the box.The cost of the licensing is based on the maximum number of concurrent users, and it costs a lot to add them.

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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnectSonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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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.

SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireServiceUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company8%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government20%
Construction Company11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company9%
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