We performed a comparison between Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is very stable."
"You don't have to think about it very much. It just works."
"We have plans to increase the usage of this solution, it can scale well."
"The most valuable feature of the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is its ease of use and simple interface. It's always available as long as I have a good network connection."
"The solution is quite stable."
"The solution is very stable."
"It's a very scalable solution. We are using the maximum licensing they offer, and it's very affordable given the value."
"It's fairly easy to set up."
"It has helped a lot to protect our organization from external attacks, especially XSS or XSRF types of attacks."
"The web application firewall feature is the most valuable and useful feature. It is a leading industry product when it comes to load balancing. Its user interface is very simple. There isn't a steep learning curve. When we initiate someone to F5, they start using it quickly."
"The product is quite flexible."
"The most valuable feature is customization."
"F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is a stable and reliable solution."
"The most valuable features are DNS, APM, and ASM. Additionally, it is easy to use and you have a lot of flexibility to use the solution within a network."
"The most valuable features are the WAF and the big IP."
"I have found F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to be stable."
"We don't have the correct visibility to see the quantity of licenses we are consuming or not consuming."
"There are times the WiFi connectivity has disruptions and you have disconnections. It doesn't work with two connections. I have two switches back and forth sometimes. It doesn't have a failback scenario feature. However, on the gateway side, it does, but on the user device, it doesn't have that kind of option. It would be nice to have this feature."
"I would like to see improvements in regards to the connectivity speed."
"The solution could offer tighter integration with endpoint protection to make it easier to use when routing security applications from other vendors."
"They can redesign the reset password, reset function, and user interface."
"The GUI needs to be upgraded."
"If there's any cloud version available, instead of on-premise, that would be ideal."
"When using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client when my laptop goes into sleep mode the VPN wants me to enter the password again. I should not have to enter the information again. If the laptop is on and it is not switched off, the password should be in the VPN saved and secured."
"Currently, the product offers everything we need. I can't recall any features that may be lacking."
"It would be good to have better traffic and better data. It would be nice to have more granularity to see packets in terms of the header details, the analytics, etc. It would be nice if that was also part of it and to have analytics added to the traffic."
"A lot of functions that are attributed to iRules can actually be simple profile changes. iRules do have a certain performance impact. Therefore, instead of writing simple iRules, they can create certain profiles for classes that will perform the same function."
"There are not very many areas for improvement, but the price is high."
"Lacking in free training to help users understand the product more, so they would know how to correctly use it. Like other vendors and their products, becoming more proactive is an area for improvement."
"The user interface could be improved in F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager."
"If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it."
"It reaches a point where scaling is no longer possible."
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility is a unified agent that provides different security services to help empower and protect organizations. It offers the visibility and control you need to figure out who and what is gaining access to your extended company before, during, and after an attack.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility is an endpoint security platform that includes remote access, posture enforcement, and online security features. It provides your IT department with all of the secure access options it needs to deliver a reliable, user-friendly, and highly secure mobile experience. It not only allows VPN access via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), but it also provides additional security via built-in modules, such as Cisco Network Access Manager, Cisco
AnyConnect ISE Agent, and Cisco AnyConnect Web Security Client.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Features
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to be customized and its reliability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Hakan T., Senior Solution Sales Consultant at a tech services company, writes, “Every time I have to connect to the network I use this solution. It is a customizable solution, it makes life easier for me. It makes the global workforce work much easier and more secure.”
Another PeerSpot reviewer, a Product Manager and CMOS Image Sensors at a manufacturing company, mentions, “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client works well, we don't have any issues with it. The most valuable feature of this solution is that it works all of the time.”
F5 BIG-IP LTM optimizes the speed and reliability of your apps via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on app and server and connection management conditions, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves application and infrastructure responsiveness. BIG-IP LTM's architecture includes protocol awareness to control traffic for the most important applications. BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers and delivers SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, to protect the user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server.
BIG-IP LTM provides enterprise-class Application Delivery Controller (ADC). You get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and advanced scaling technologies that deliver performance and reliability on-demand. The highly optimized TCP/IP stack combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show LTM's TCP stack delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 49 reviews while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.4, while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Easy to use, stable, has no connectivity issues, and allows users to work from home". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Great support, helpful documentation, and is user-friendly". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Zscaler Private Access, Fortinet FortiClient and Pulse Connect Secure, whereas F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler and Fortinet FortiADC. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) report.
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