Cisco is proud to release Cisco Secure Client (formerly AnyConnect) version 5.0!
This release features:
- Updated documentation
- Updated visual look and feel
- Updated branding
- Support for non-Active Directory-based user identity types (Azure AD)
- SecureX integration - Device Insights when installing with the Unified Connector module
- Download the software directly from the SecureX Device Insights page, pre-configured and ready to go!
- Manage cloud updates
- Track-based (production, beta, etc)
- Explicit version selection
- Manage multiple update profiles, allowing the maintenance of different versions across different groups of the enterprise
- Manage client profiles from the cloud!
- AnyConnect VPN
- Secure Firewall Posture
- Network Visibility Module
- ISE Posture
- Network Access Manager
- Secure Endpoint
- more to come!
As of version 5.0, Umbrella will no longer publish auto updates for the Umbrella dashboard. 4.10 (AnyConnect) branded releases will continue to be published. At the end of life release of 4.10, Umbrella auto update will release a one time update to the current 5.0 release.
Updates in 5.0. Updates in 5.0 are available from the cloud under Insights -> Cisco Secure Client on the SecureX portal. These updates are silently applied and version selection is available - with granular selection by profile! See Umbrella's Help.
There are now two ways to access the Cisco Secure Client:
- The Cisco software portal
- Deploy with full packages for head end and pre-deploy methods
- Optional Cloud Connector (Connector is required for all cloud features)
- Deploys the same way as "AnyConnect" branded releases
- SecureX Device Insights
- Cloud features enabled by default
- Cloud management of profiles
- Easy cloud updates
Cisco Secure Client is generally feature equivalent to AnyConnect 4.10.05085. This release does not contain any new Umbrella changes released in 4.10 MR5 builds above this release build (e.g. 4.10.05095). The following known issues will be addressed in 5.0 MR1.
- On some dual stack networks, the Umbrella roaming module will intermittently reset state into "checking connection status" due to an issue loading the local DNS search suffixes into the domain bypass lists. The symptoms include:
- Queries intended to bypass Umbrella on the local network search suffix list may be temporarily sent to Umbrella public DNS resolvers before failing over to local DNS
- Failover is automatic if the public response is NXDOMAIN; however, local resolution may be impacted if the domain resolves publicly.
- Temporary solution: Add these domains to the internal domains list on the dashboard.
- For Active Directory users, the client may allow a mis-attribution of user on a multi-user device. Multi-user devices by design will pass no user information.