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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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"We don't need to connect anymore. It is automatically connected when you log on in Windows.""The ZPA is a unique feature which offers VPN along with all the additional security needed."

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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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"SCMP support would be one of the biggest improvements in my opinion. More speed improvements are also required.""It's an expensive solution."

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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.""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."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: The ZPA is a unique feature which offers VPN along with all the additional security needed.
Top Answer: This is a great solution, I'm just searching for an alternative because the costing or the commercials for this type of solution tends to be a little high, although we have been using it for a year… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case of this product is as a VPN solution. I'm the head of IT infrastructure and we're a customer of Zscaler.
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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.

Zscaler Private Access delivers policy-based, secure access to private applications and assets without the cost, hassle, or security risks of a VPN. Using the Zscaler App, users can now get all of the benefits of Zscaler’s Cloud Security Platform for Internet traffic, as well as granular, policy-based access to internal resources from a single point.

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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
NOV, Growmark, Paychex, MAN Energy Solutions
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Wireless Company8%
Wellness & Fitness Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 16 reviews while Zscaler Private Access is ranked 5th in ZTNA as a Service with 2 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while Zscaler Private Access is rated 7.0. 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 Zscaler Private Access writes "Big lack of support for SCMP network systems and the bandwidth speeds are limited". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Remote Access VPN and F5 BIG-IP, whereas Zscaler Private Access is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cloudflare Access, Okta Workforce Identity, F5 BIG-IP and Pulse Secure Pulse SDP.

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