Cisco Releases AnyConnect SSLVPN client for iPad

Securely connect iPads to the corporate network

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility SSLVPN iPad client will soon release to the Apple App store. Before the iPad specific version releases though you can use the iPhone version of AnyConnect on any 4.2+ version iPad. The AnyConnect client allows your iPad users to VPN back to a Cisco ASA headend device located at your office or corporation. The client supports both an auto launch on-demand mode and a manual switch it on when needed mode. The on-demand mode will bring up and connect the client in the background whenever the iPad needs to send info to a protected network. Here are some screenshots from the iPad AnyConnect

The following AnyConnect 2.4 features are supported: • Tunnel Protocols – Cisco SSL Tunnelling Protocol (CSTP) – Cisco DTLS Tunnelling Protocol (CDTP) • SSL Cipher Suites – AES256-SHA – AES128-SHA • DTLS Cipher Suites – AES256-SHA – AES128-SHA • Client Certificate Authentication • Routing Policy – Tunnel All – Split Include – Split Exclude • Rekey • Network Roaming • TLS Compression • Cisco Profile Support • Profile Update • IPv6 over IPv4 • Post-Login Banner • Dead Peer Detection • Tunnel Keep-Alive • Backup Server List • Default Domain • Cluster Support • DNS Server Configuration • Private-side Proxy Support • Network Change Monitoring • Statistics • Graphical User Interface • Pre-login Banner • AnyConnect Secure Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) • Certificate Import In addition, the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is compatible with the Apple iOS Connect on Demand feature and certificates enrolled directly on to the iPhone including those enrolled with AnyConnect SCEP. Check out the Apple App store in the near future for the iPad version of the client.

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