Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is Cisco Systems’ security application featuring VPN client support. It replaces the erstwhile Cisco VPN Client.
The security that VPN connections provide are useful, especially when using public networks and Internet hotspots to get business done. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client functions on Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and also Linux systems. The client’s VPN component lets end users control choices for reconnecting the VPN automatically when the connection drops. It also lets local network access during non-split tunnel sessions. And blocks connections to unknown, untrusted servers. There is also a mobile app variant of this tool, which can be downloaded for free on iOS, Android and also Amazon’s Appstore.
Installing and Using the VPN
To use Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, you should install the software and also configure a profile for every server connection. To work, the profiles need server-side VPN support. Typically, universities and businesses pack in pre-configured profiles as a component of their software installation packages. When the VPN client is launched, a window pops up showing a catalogue of installed profiles. To start a fresh VPN session, you must choose a profile from the catalogue and hit the Connect button. You would then be asked to provide your login credentials to complete the authentication process.