Cisco VPN Client

Cisco VPN Client 4.9.01.0180

One of the world's leading Virtual Private Network providers

Cisco are one of the world's leaders in VPN technology and Cisco VPN Client is one of their most popular apps, used by thousands of individuals or businesses around the world. View full description

PROS

  • Fast connections
  • Simple to administer and setup

CONS

  • Slow disconnection

Excellent
9

Cisco are one of the world's leaders in VPN technology and Cisco VPN Client is one of their most popular apps, used by thousands of individuals or businesses around the world.

If you can't access your office or need to connect to your office network and admin systems remotely, then a VPN is the simple answer. There's nothing complicated about Cisco VPN Client and the latest version is incredibly stable. Once you've installed it, you'll need to load a profile that corresponds to the VPN network that you want to use. You can do this using the "Import" option at the top of the interface.

After that, you simply need to enter your username and password and you should find that Cisco VPN Client connects incredibly quickly. There are a few additional options while you are connected. "Modify" allows you to tweak your connection settings, "New" allows you to setup a new profile and "Disconnect" obviously disconnects. In fact, disconnection is perhaps the only downside of this client - since connection is so fast, I don't understand why disconnection takes much longer and sometimes it can be frustrating hanging around for it to process the disconnection when you just want to shut down your Mac.

Overall, Cisco set the standards with VPN clients and if you're looking for a simple, solid and secure connection, you can't really go wrong with this one.

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Cisco VPN Client 4.9.01.0180

— User reviews — about Cisco VPN Client

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "@error 51 even with Snow Leopard"

    Please read my previous comments. Cisco VPN is no longer needed on Snow Leopard and Lion. More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2011

  • staci_ann

    by staci_ann

    "error 51 even with Snow Leopard"

    Just installed VPN client 2 days ago. Turned off my machine last night. Could not get back on. Error 51: could not get... More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2011

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "@Lion"

    Please note you DO NOT need to install Cisco VPN client in Lion. Since Snow Leopard, OS X supports Cisco VPN natively. Y... More.

    reviewed on August 8, 2011

  • smiley2000

    by smiley2000

    "VPN Client 4.9 for does not work with 10.7"

    The new Mac OS 10.7( Lion ) does not work with CISCO VPN Client. Users get " Error 51: Unable to communicate wi... More.

    reviewed on August 7, 2011

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "re: Version number"

    The version has now been corrected. Note that Cisco VPN client now works natively in OS X 10.6 and so there is no need t... More.

    reviewed on January 24, 2011

  • I. Bruno Beer

    by I. Bruno Beer

    "The version number referenced in the download link doesn't exist yet."

    The download link says "Download Cisco VPN Client 4.9.01.0490," but the latest version for Mac OS X is... More.

    reviewed on January 23, 2011