I've got a lot of clients with mobile devices that want to connect to our corporate network which uses Cisco Anyconnect. How can my clients connect to our VPN using a mobile device?


Cisco provides a special application for iphone devices or for android devices. Unfortunately Windows Phone isn't supported yet.

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    It should also be noted that you buy one license to enable the Mobile functionality, and it uses the AnyConnect Premium or Essential user count licensing. – Josh Crowder May 7 '13 at 21:29
  • Josh is correct, you will need a mobile device license. Refer here for more information. Cisco has good documentation to get started including sections on special considerations for the supported device types. – Stephen_Santos May 7 '13 at 21:40

This is just a guess, but wouldn't a non-proprietary solution (perhaps the mobile version of something like OpenVPN) be a possible solution?

While some mobile phone OSes (Palm OS, etc.) do not support OpenVPN, it is available for Maemo,[11] Windows Mobile 6.5 and below,[12] iOS 3GS+ devices,[13] jailbroken iOS 3.1.2+ devices,[14] Android 4.0+ devices, and Android devices that have had the Cyanogenmod aftermarket firmware flashed[15] or have the correct kernel module installed.

Perhaps some training would be required for your clients, but as an amateur, it seems to me like it might technically be a feasible solution.

  • Maybe. One isn't forced to use Cisco's anyconnect clients. I'm not aware of any free 3rd party alternatives, 'tho. – Ricky May 18 '13 at 22:54
  • Well the question is about a Cisco environment :) – Lucas Kauffman May 19 '13 at 16:55

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