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Cisco Anyconnect client?

HI Experts,

I am hoping you can help guide me.

I will start by saying I am NOT a Cisco person.

In saying that, We are currently using the VPN client The Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client 2.5.  We purchased this in September last year.  This was done prior to my arrival at my current company.

It does not work on Windows 8.1.  When I called Cisco, our support has also expired and they said our devices did as well.  They were just purchased last year?  They said we would have to contact our reseller to renew.

Here is my question so I hope it makes sense.

Do we need to upgrade the switches and this VPN client just to support Windows 8.1?  I am very confused which direction to go to see what we need to purchase and where to support this.  I am not allowed to download it from the portal when logging into my account.

The president of the company is on 8.1 and purchased it on his own :P

Thanks,

Karen
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use NCP Secure Entry on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit machine. It is nearly bomb proof and works through double NAT type of arrangements. I find that my Executive Clients like the performance and reliability. www.ncp-e.com
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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I downloaded the client and will have to test it when i get home but I am not sure if that answers my question.  Does the switch have to be upgraded to allow connectivity from windows 8.1 clients and/or to upgrade to the cisco any connect client?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The hardware box should not necessarily have to be upgraded. I connect from NCP to different boxes and different levels of firmware.
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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
well that's good, ok I will try it tonight and let you know.  I have installed it.
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Soufiane Adil, Ph.DCommented:
John,

Where in the website can I find that sharing software is not allowed?

Soufiane
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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
Thank you John, this worked beautifully!  

I am confused on pricing and is it cheaper than renewing the any connect?  I really don't understand this, it looks like we just purchased it less than a year ago, on the receipt is says we only had 90 days to download it, which we did but less than a year later we need the later version.
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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
This worked perfectly thank you.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@klsphotos  - NCP is entirely separate from Cisco so the pricing they have is for single license (my own use) and volume licensing (applies to some of my clients).  I am glad this worked for you. I really like the NCP product.
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Soufiane Adil, Ph.DCommented:
Thanks John :)
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