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Following up on our Data Center launch on Sept. 12, there have been significant enhancements to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution, the industry recognized SSL/VPN solution. With a track record of leading the traditional VPN market, Cisco hit market milestones in the past with built-in features to the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, such as network access manager that offers administrators the ability to control which network end points are able to connect to and other built-in modules that enable web security either through the on-premises Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) or the cloud-based Cisco Cloud Web Security offering.

Now, with AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1, Cisco continues to help enterprise customers with their business transformation needs (ie-BYOD) securely.  As long as ‘consumerization of IT’ continues to gain inroads into the corporate network, IT professionals will seek investments in tools that will help support their attitude change from mandate to choice.  Having a mobile DNA has been a significant attribute for Cisco as AnyConnect continues to support one of the broadest OS (desktop and mobile) and browser portfolios in the market today.

Along with the ability to scale and meet this onslaught of consumer devices for our business customers, Cisco continues to grow with our customer needs.  With the recent release of AnyConnect 3.1 and Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.0, Cisco customers now have the ability to support next generation IP addresses, IPv6, and, basically, their employees can continue to connect from any device from anywhere.  Additionally, this release supports the next generation security for highly sensitive data, which meets NSA’s Suite B requirements.  As a follow up to support growing BYOD needs, IT professionals now have the ability to differentiate device access by allowing both user and device authentication certificates with EAP- Chaining.  And lastly, Cisco continues to invest in the optimal end-user experience by offering additional features like, Enterprise Connection Enforcement, where public wireless network access is controlled and prioritized accordingly to those identified and approved by the IT administrator.  Additional end-user enhancements have been delivered as validated by one of our customers:

“Deploying VPN with the AnyConnect 3.1 client has been non-problematic – it just works.”

Dick Visser, System & Networking Engineer, Terena   

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