Cisco AnyConnect can be found in the Cisco folder located in the Applications folder (/Applications/Cisco/). Navigate to /Applications/Cisco/ and open 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client'. To authenticate with Duo, enter vpn.mit.edu/duo and click the button labeled Connect. Enter your MIT username and password then click the button labeled OK.
This article shows you how to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client version 4.3 on a Mac Computer. Prior to installing click here to review the Guidelines and Limitations section of the release notes.
AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a modular endpoint software product. It not only provides Virtual Private Network (VPN) access through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Internet Key Exchange version2 (IKEv2) but also offers enhanced security through various built-in modules.
If you are using a Windows computer, click here to view an article on how to install AnyConnect on Windows.
AnyConnect client licenses allow the use of the AnyConnect desktop clients as well as any of the AnyConnect mobile clients that are available. For further details on licensing, click here to jump to the section on licenses.
To try out AnyConnect on mobile devices:
When installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, errors may occur and troubleshooting may be needed for a successful setup.
AnyConnect (This document uses AnyConnect version 4.3 Link to download)
Mac OS Catalina (10.15) is compatible with AnyConnect 4.8 and later
Mac OS Mojave (10.14) is compatible with AnyConnect 4.7.04056 and below
Step 1. Download AnyConnect here.
Note: Install the AnyConnect Pre-deployment Package for the MAC operating systems.
Step 2. Double-click the installer.
Step 3. Click Continue.
Step 4. Go over the Supplemental End User License Agreement and then click Continue.
Step 5. Click Agree.
Step 6. Choose the components to be installed by checking or unchecking the corresponding check boxes. All components are installed by default.
Note: The items you select in this screen will appear as options in AnyConnect. If deploying AnyConnect for end-users, you may want to consider deselecting options.
Step 7. Click Continue.
Step 8. (Optional) Click Change Install Location to manually specify the path to install AnyConnect.
Step 9. Click Install.
Step 10. (Optional) Enter your password in the Password field.
Step 11. Click Install Software.
Step 12. Click Close.
You should now have successfully installed the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Software on your Mac computer.
As of March 2019, using RV340 series routers version 184.108.40.206 and later no longer require server licenses. Now you will need only a client license to download and use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. A client license enables the VPN functionality and are sold in packs of 25 from partners like CDW or through your company's device procurement.
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If you have not yet updated your firmware, please do so now. Do not delay. Click here to visit the downloads page for the RV34X series.
For further information and community discussion on AnyConnect licensing updates, click here.
For AnyConnect Licensing FAQs, click here.