Can I use AnyConnect to connect via IPSec to a Cisco ASA 5505 VPN?

Can anyone tell me if I can use the AnyConnect to connect using IPSec and not SSL VPN?  My initial research gives me mixed results; some say 'yes' and others say 'no.'  I have not yet found any clear answer.

We have an ASA 5505 that is configured and working properly.  The users currently use the Cisco VPN client utility to connect using the IPSec.  We are trying to address some compatability problems with the VPN client not working on Vista and 64-bit machines.  This is where AnyConnect comes in.  We would prefer not to purchase additional SSL VPN licenses if possible and utilize the current 25 IPSec licenses.

If this is possible, could you please provide some info/steps on how to make this work?

Thanks in advance.
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harbor235Commented:

As of release 2.3 Cisco's Anyconnect is a SSL VPN client, if you need ipsec you need to use Cisco's VPN client. The release notes specifically state IPSEC is not supported.

"This release does not include IPsec support"   (Located in the intro section)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/vpn_client/anyconnect/anyconnect23/release/notes/anyconnect23rn.html#wp878382

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YockosAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I saw that, but I was curious if there was a way to make it happen based on a suggestion from a trusted, knowledgeable individual who claimed to have used AnyConnect with IPSec.  He did not configure it, but verified that it was AnyConnect and not Cisco VPN Client.  So I am assuming that it worked in earlier versions.
So, I will need to make sure that any Vista 32-bit users have the 5.X version and 64-bit O.S. users will need to use the AnyConnect and we will have to purchase additional SSL VPN licenses if we want more than two concurrent connections.

Thanks again!
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harbor235Commented:


I assume the limitation is the encryption libraries complied into the browser, currently most browsers use SSL libraries.

harbor235 ;}
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YockosAuthor Commented:
Quite possible, but that is a little above my skill level.  Thank you for your assistance, Harbor235.
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