Today’s remote-access VPN deployments require the ability to safely and easily extend corporate network access beyond managed desktops to different users devices, while protecting these endpoints and key corporate resources from ever-evolving threats.
Secure Remote Access, powered by the Cisco ® ASA Series SSL/IPsec VPN Edition enables organizations to securely and seamlessly provide resources access to a broad array of users, contractors, and business partners on the largest variety of mobile and fixed endpoints.
Supporting a wide range of deployment and application environments, the ASA Series delivers maximum value to your organization with the most comprehensive set of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and IP security (IPsec) VPN features, performance, and scalability in the industry. The solution, comprised of a single unified platform: the ASA 5500 series and the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, enables organizations to use a powerful combination of seamless controlled access and market-proven, best-of-breed firewall, intrusion prevention inspection and web threat prevention that enables mobile workers to be productive while protecting corporate interests. With inclusive support for unrestricted full-network access, as well as controlled access to select web-based applications and network resources, the platform provides the flexibility required by any VPN deployment.
Deployment flexibility – Extends the appropriate remote-access VPN technology, either clientless or full network (SSL/TLS, DTLS, IPsec IKEv1 or IKEv2) access, on a per-session basis, depending on the user group or endpoint accessing the network, its security posture, and administration’s policies.
Comprehensive network access – Broad application and network resource access is provided through Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility client, an automatically downloadable network-tunneling client that enables access to virtually any corporate application or resource.
Granular control – Empowers network and IT management to provide and monitor controlled access to corporate resources and applications.
Seamless connectivity – The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client automatically connects or disconnects a user session based on the user’s location and network availability, providing a transparent secure connectivity experience to the roaming worker, who in turns gains in productivity and flexibility.
Consistent security – Enables high scale secure mobility protection by extending location-aware security policies to every transaction when using AnyConnect Secure Mobility with integrated web security. The user’s location and the nature of the corporate resources accessed (for instance, an enterprise/”in-house” application versus a SaaS application) define the level of Acceptable Use Policies, malware protection and Data Security policies. AnyConnect is optimized for use with the Cisco IronPort® Web Security Appliance and the Cisco ScanSafe cloud-based Web Security service. Both deployment options provide Cisco’s industry leading usage policy enforcement and protection of enterprise resources from both known and zero-day malware.