IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Cisco`s New VPN Client for iPhone
Cisco's New VPN Client for iPhone
by P. J. Connolly
Cisco AnyConnect for Apple iOS
The AnyConnect Client for Apple iOS is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
AnyConnect Up and Running
The AnyConnect client maintains a list of recently discovered VPNs; when its connected, an indicator appears on the bar at the top of the screen.
AnyConnect Client Setup Is Simple
The AnyConnect Client for Apple iOS allows manual configuration to a particular server, or a specific access group; in this case, we connected to the eweek group.
AnyConnect Explains What's What
The clear and concise help screens in the AnyConnect client for Apple iOS can potentially reduce calls to the help desk.
Block Malware with AnyConnect
Its important to explain to users why they might be blocked from accessing certain sites; AnyConnect will inform users when sites are determined to be security risks.
Keep Users from Going Astray
IT organizations can customize the screens that users see when they try to access blocked sites, and keep track of persistent probers of boundaries.
Just Don't Go There
Sometimes, a site may not present a security risk, but it might offer content or software that could facilitate a violation of access policies.
AnyConnect Policy Deployment with ICU
Apples iPhone Configuration Utility (ICU) release 3.1 allows the provisioning of phones with profiles that support AnyConnect; proxies used with the VPN connection can also be included in the profile.
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