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"The user interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are that it's reliable, convenient, and easy. It always works if configured well.""The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.""The solution is very stable.""I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.""The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.""It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.""The setup and installation was easy."

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"It is easy to use.""It offers more platform support, like Apple, Android, and Microsoft.""The VPN we are using is good and working quite well.""Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment."

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"In terms of what needs improvement, it should have better integration. Although, it might have already been taken care of.""I would like for it to have support for the Dutch language. I typically use English in 99% of our communications but for some people, it matters.""The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.""The pricing needs to be better.""It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.""Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.""I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.""The servers should be more user-friendly."

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"In the next release, I would like the ability to work offline with remote access.""Every time that I have a new phone or computer, it takes a little longer to deploy it.""If they had dashboards or a report for managers or executives, then it would allow them to see the status and have it make sense to them.""It gets out of sync with Active Directory or whatever it might be, whatever the authentication piece is on Active Directory, and they just reset it on the backend. I never have to contact the vendor."

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"I would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.""The pricing of the solution is reasonable""There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"There are additional costs for maintenance."

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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.

Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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Sample Customers
MST SystemsMaine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company22%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
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Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 3 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 9.0. 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 Symantec VIP Access Manager writes "It's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP, Citrix Gateway, AppGate and SonicWall SMA, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Duo Security, Okta Workforce Identity, Yubico YubiKey and Pulse Connect Secure.

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