We performed a comparison between Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and SonicWall SMA 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.
"Especially during the COVID pandemic, this solution has allowed us to work from home without security concerns."
"It is reliable and easy to configure, and the Cisco Firewall can last for many years."
"It is easy to scale."
"Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client's most valuable feature is the ability to connect to our enterprise applications, on-premise applications, and cloud any place in the world"
"The ability to add multiple two-factor authentication options for the user to choose from when they log in has helped increase the security of our network, especially with so many people working remotely."
"What I like most about Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is that it's easy to use, and that is its main advantage. You can use it without the need for any setup because it's centrally pre-installed, so you just need to log in with your username and password. I didn't experience any problems with the solution in terms of losing connectivity. It works very well every time."
"Technical support is always helpful."
"The dashboard and interface are fine."
"Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup."
"I am very satisfied with the technical support."
"What I like best about SonicWall SMA is the relationship between its features and its price, because the solution is both affordable and functional."
"The performance is good."
"I think they ask for a fair price."
"SonicWall SMA allows us to provide CML-based access to any user."
"Even when your internet speed is good, once you connect to the VPN the speed gets automatically reduced, which is worrisome."
"You do need technical expertise to set up the product."
"I'm not noticing any missing features."
"We don't have the correct visibility to see the quantity of licenses we are consuming or not consuming."
"Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client could improve by adding faster connectivity."
"The support could be more proactive in their recommendations. I noticed that the Cisco support agents tend to leave customers to do what they need to do in many ways, and you can choose how you want to do it. However, it would be great if they could proactively be involved in best practices and let other customers know how most people are doing it."
"It would be good to have some improvements to the quality of service."
"I would like to see improvements in regards to the connectivity speed."
"The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface."
"User interface could be improved."
"The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."
"I'd like to see the product maybe polish keyboards in Bookmark."
"The only thing that they could try to improve is the support for enterprise customers. Normally enterprises and SMBs can create a ticket, but for enterprises, SonicWall SMA needs to provide a global view, and this is what's currently missing. It's not even a question of timing. It's a question of the global vision because currently, it's lacking. They concentrate on the topic, but not on the means and not on the global picture. In most cases, there's something wrong with the integration of SonicWall SMA with other products, so that could also be improved."
"SonicWall's reporting isn't good. Reports should be part of a data plan. The login mechanism should be improved. It would be helpful if the client could use an agent to log in. An agent-server model would improve the performance of the RDB, which consumes a lot of bandwidth."
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.”
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 43 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 14th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.4, while SonicWall SMA is rated 7.6. 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 SonicWall SMA writes "Has a good relationship between features and pricing, as it's both affordable and functional". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Cisco IOS SSL VPN and Fortinet FortiClient, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Fortinet FortiClient, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Pulse Connect Secure and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. SonicWall SMA report.
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