What is Cisco AnyConnect VPN client?


Cisco AnyConnect


People connect to the Internet from several public locations, such as airports and cafes, they had no acceptable use of policy enforcement, minimal protection against malware, and are at a higher risk of data loss. Cisco offers AnyConnect Secure Mobility to extend the network perimeter to remote endpoints, enabling the seamless integration of web filtering services provided by the Web Security Appliance.

When researching security options that are available from Cisco, one of the words that are hard to miss is AnyConnect. Cisco has developed the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client as a “next generation” Virtual Private Network (VPN) client. AnyConnect is not limited to providing VPN access, it has a number of other capabilities that enable an enterprise to secure the endpoint truly.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN client provides the remote access connectivity portion of AnyConnect Secure Mobility. The connection is secure because the user and device must be authenticated and validated before being provided access to the network. When a user opens a VPN session using Cisco AnyConnect, the AnyConnect client connects to the adaptive security appliance using SSL. The client authenticates with the adaptive security appliance and is assigned an internal IP address on the network.

How does Cisco AnyConnectVPN work?

Remote and mobile users use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure VPN client to establish VPN sessions with the adaptive security appliance. The adaptive security appliance sends web traffic to the Web Security appliance along with information identifying the user by IP address and user name. The Web Security appliance scans the traffic, enforces acceptable use policies, and protects the user from security threats. The adaptive security appliance returns all traffic deemed safe and acceptable to the user.

You can see how to set up the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on your computer and smartphone :