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Get Cisco AnyConnect or Try 7 Great Secure VPN Alternatives

Learn how to use and download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client with your mobile device or set up for Windows and Mac.

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The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is an enterprise-grade remote-access application that pairs with Cisco's servers to provide a secure connection to a company's remote services. The Ciscomore

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is an enterprise-grade remote-access application that pairs with Cisco's servers to provide a secure connection to a company's remote services. The Cisco software lets administrators provide a secure connection, manage which enterprise services users can connect to, and block network access for devices not running the proper software.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client?
According to Cisco, to legally use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, it must be paired with licensed Cisco equipment and software. If you can't use the Cisco client but still want to use a VPN, you have a handful of methods to make a secure connection over an unprotected network.
Does Cisco have mobile clients for its AnyConnect VPN?
Cisco has mobile VPN clients available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry devices. Cisco advises working with your VPN administrator to configure the AnyConnect VPN mobile client.
What can I use instead of the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client?
If you can't use the Cisco client but still want to use a VPN, you have a handful of methods to make a secure connection over an unprotected network from free to paid..

Best free VPNs

If you need a VPN infrequently, say, when staying at a hotel, then you can find a free VPN with a monthly data cap or that is supported by advertisements.

Avira Phantom VPN

Avira Phantom VPN

Avira distinguishes itself with a low-key approach, a clean and compact interface, and a wide variety of optional settings.

TunnelBear VPN puts a friendly face on security, helping you protect your privacy via a bear-themed private network. The solid (and entertaining) free version has a monthly data cap.

Best paid VPNs

For a VPN without a data cap or that allows you to connect to servers in regions outside where you live, then you can subscribe to VPN service that either provides both the client and the service or just the service that you can use a third-party client to connect to.

OpenVPN for Android

OpenVPN for Android

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If have lined up a VPN service, such as a subscription to iVPN, and just need a mobile client to connect, the open source app OpenVPN for Android is respected and free.

VPN by Private Internet Access

VPN by Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access' VPN is a simple-to-use way to secure your Internet traffic. If you want to adjust your level of encryption, it offers a useful collection of security settings.

OpenVPN Connect

OpenVPN Connect

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On the iOS side, OpenVPN Connect is another open-source and free-to-use client for connecting to a VPN service you already subscribe to.

IVPN

IVPN

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IVPN provides a feature-rich package of security, privacy, customer support, and connection types.

Private Tunnel VPN

Private Tunnel VPN

Private Tunnel, from the makers of the open-source OpenVPN protocol, offers an affordable way to keep your Internet traffic safe and private.

Cisco AnyConnect

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client provides a secure connection to remote services.

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco has VPN clients for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry devices. According to Cisco, to legally use its AnyConnect VPN client, you need to pair it with licensed Cisco equipment and software.