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The iPad is one of the hottest gifts for this holiday season. Kids and adults alike are hoping to receive one as a gift from others or as a gift for themselves. It will be a busy time for the App Store for sure and many of the adults will probably be trying to use their iPad to access corporate email or other information.

Cisco’s gift for those users is Cisco AnyConnect for the iPad, making that corporate user more secure. The market-leading secure mobility client, positioned as a leader by Gartner in the recent 2010 Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs , is now available on the Apple App Store free of charge. Companies with AnyConnect Essentials or Premium VPN licenses on their Cisco ASA 55000 can now allow their employees to connect using the iPad. Companies can now realize the value of Cisco Secure Mobility and Borderless networks. They can connect anyone, anywhere—securely, reliably, and seamlessly.

Although the AnyConnect client for the iPhone has been available since October, the new client for the iPad is optimized for better use of the device while still providing the secure mobility that customers come to expect from Cisco. iPad users now have seamless and secure network connectivity for email and calendaring, as well as full intranet access, including web browsing and connectivity for any application on the device requiring corporate IP access. A full suite of authentication options are available, for both user identity including digital certificates to aid in creating a more transparent user experience. In addition, Cisco AnyConnect supports VPN on-demand, when users need it and the ability to auto-resume when switching between WiFi and 3G Internet connections.

With AnyConnect now available for both the iPhone and the iPad, Cisco helps make those cool mobile devices safer for the enterprise. Once you unwrap your new iPad, you can download the client from the Apple App store.

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  1. You call it “Cisco’s gift”. I loaded the software and got the message “no license.” So your holiday message not withstanding, it seems you want us to buy something. An offer to sell me something is not what I’d call a “gift.”

    -jim warner, UCSC

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