Cisco's New VPN Client for iPhone

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Cisco's New VPN Client for iPhone

by P. J. Connolly

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Cisco AnyConnect for Apple iOS

The AnyConnect Client for Apple iOS is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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