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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"It is very effective and I am satisfied with how it works and with its performance.""A reliable and stable solution for remote network access.""It's a stable solution.""It is very simple to use, and it allows me to get into the university's network from my home, which is very useful for me.""It is a product that is very robust and durable."

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"I can safely say this is one of the best solutions I have seen for VPN access. It can achieve what other vendors may not be able to. This product will train you about exactly what an SSL should be. You can leverage it to do whatever you wish, the way you wish to do it. This is the solution if you want a perfectly scalable product for your enterprise that can help your mobile users and integrate with the latest technologies.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops.""It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features."

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Cons
"The administration should be improved.""The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them.""The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported.""When many people are using the internet at home, which is usually right after dinner, this type of service is a little bit hard to use. The internet becomes quite slow, and sometimes, I have to stop using this application. I am not sure if this issue is because of the application or my internet provider.""It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops and desktops as well."

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"Zero test FDP (Fraud Protection and Prevention) should be improved.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity.""We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"The cost of the product is high, but worth it because of the utility and great product support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is a product that is very robust and durable.
Top Answer: Only its mobile-based application is available right now. We cannot use it, for example, on laptops. That's the only drawback. It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops… more »
Top Answer: We are solution providers. We provide remote access solutions, internet access, and Voice over IP for our customers, as well as IT operational support. We use this solution to access their on-premises… more »
Top Answer: It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features.
Top Answer: We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that… more »
Top Answer: We are using it as a remote access solution for our users and partners.
Ranking
3rd
out of 11 in SSL VPN
Views
4,823
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3,264
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
374
Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 11 in SSL VPN
Views
7,730
Comparisons
5,355
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
543
Rating
8.0
Comparisons
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Overview
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.
The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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Sample Customers
MST Systems
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Large Enterprise47%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 5 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 3 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "The flexibility enables us to design solutions well, save effort and cost, and better support customers". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Citrix Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Zyxel VPN Client, SonicWall SMA and Symantec VIP Access Manager, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall SMA, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and VMware Workspace ONE. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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