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"It is pretty stable.""The flexibility of the tool is valuable. It is very robust. It has a very robust configuration capability."

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"It's a stable solution.""Cisco certainly has a really strong support team.""The solution is very reliable.""I have found that Cisco IOS SSL VPN is stable.""Cisco VPN is easy to connect.""It is very simple to use, and it allows me to get into the university's network from my home, which is very useful for me.""It is a product that is very robust and durable."

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"On the cloud, when you make some changes, it may be difficult.""One thing that kind of sticks out to me is the ability to do a proper non-split tunnel. VPN tunnel-wise, it is not really a true unsplit tunnel, but I think that's just because of the way it's designed. A split VPN basically allows your system to talk to other systems without being forced down the tunnel. A VPN running in a non-split tunnel mode forces all the traffic down the tunnel to wherever you're VPNing to. It forces the traffic down so that the traffic is subject to the firewall and rules that you have in your corporate environment and such. It helps to prevent remote malicious folks that may be talking directly to that box from piggybacking into the corporate environment through it. They do it partially, but it would be nice to see more of an enterprise-level solution there."

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"In addition to Cisco, we work with other solutions on behalf of our customers, such as Fortinet for FortiGate, but this latter solution can achieve the same results at a lower price.""The flexibility of configurations could be improved.""It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops and desktops as well.""When many people are using the internet at home, which is usually right after dinner, this type of service is a little bit hard to use. The internet becomes quite slow, and sometimes, I have to stop using this application. I am not sure if this issue is because of the application or my internet provider.""Sometimes the connection drops, and we don't like that. I'm not sure the reason, but sometimes it will take time to connect or it will disconnect fast.""The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported.""The company sets the policies for the default location, and destination, which the VPN connects. If there is a problem with one of those locations, which happens sometimes when I travel I need to have an option to select a different available location. Currently, I am unable to see that from a user's point of view."

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  • "It is a pretty expensive tool. It is maybe about $20,000 per year for a hundred users or so."
  • "We pay $100 per user per month. One license for the site is around $17."
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  • "FortiGate does not charge the client a licensing fee, although Cisco charges clients a couple of dollars per year for each license."
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    Top Answer:The flexibility of the tool is valuable. It is very robust. It has a very robust configuration capability.
    Top Answer:It is a pretty expensive tool. It is maybe about $20,000 per year for a hundred users or so.
    Top Answer:It comes down to cost. It is a pretty expensive tool. One thing that kind of sticks out to me is the ability to do a proper non-split tunnel. VPN tunnel-wise, it is not really a true unsplit tunnel… more »
    Top Answer:My company installs the solution for our customers so they can remotely connect to their networks. We have a staff of 70 technicians and provide end-to-end service from procurement to deployment.
    Top Answer:It is important to understand the technology and know the product rather than focus on a specific concepts from a specific OEM. If you know the technology on a broader scope, it is easier to configure… more »
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    Appgate SDP is a Leader in the Forrester 2021 ZTNA New Wave, positioned highest for current offering. The Zero Trust access solution delivers complete enterprise user and workload coverage from a unified policy engine. This includes your remote and in-office users, connected devices, hybrid and multi-cloud workloads, microservices and on-prem and legacy infrastructure.

    As the industry’s most comprehensive ZTNA solution customers benefit from:

    • Drastic attack surface reduction by cloaking all ports 
    • Stronger authentication based on identity and contextual risk
    • Multi-tunneling technology that microsegments users, workloads and resources providing least privileged access
    • Extensible 100% API first technology, that enhances and integrates with your technology stack
    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.
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    Sample Customers
    United States Air Force  FINRA Weight Watchers Rackspace  DataDog SageNet  Verdant Norwegian Cruise Line  VoiceBase  The Third Floor 
    MST Systems
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business53%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%

    Appgate SDP is ranked 2nd in ZTNA with 2 reviews while Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 7 reviews. Appgate SDP is rated 9.6, while Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Appgate SDP writes "Very capable, flexible, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "An excellent brand with good support". Appgate SDP is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Waverley Labs Open Source Software Defined Perimeter, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Forescout Platform, whereas Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), Fortinet FortiClient, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).

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