Cisco AnyConnect* Delivers Stronger, Simpler VPN Security Mobile Productivity: Solution Spotlight

Cisco AnyConnect* Delivers Stronger, Simpler VPN Security Mobile Productivity: Solution Spotlight
December 2013
Mobile Productivity: Solution Spotlight
Cisco AnyConnect* Delivers Stronger,
Simpler VPN Security
Russell Rice, Senior Director, Secure Access & Mobility Group, Cisco
Russell Rice explains how Cisco AnyConnect* Secure Mobility Client–based solutions
enhance the VPN experience.
Today, companies around the world are grappling with how to deal
with the risk of workers using mobile devices, especially those that
are personally owned. One of Cisco’s goals is to provide IT with
security controls that enable a seamless mobile experience.
An important element to protecting access is ensuring that an
organization can securely identify both the user and the device, and
do so without overburdening the user with constant requests to
manually authenticate. That is where Cisco and Intel have teamed up
to provide a great solution.
A “No-Password” VPN Experience
Enhancements in the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™
processor make the sign-in process even easier. When
organizations are using Intel Identity Protection Technology1
with Public Key Infrastructure (Intel IPT with PKI) and running
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client with Cisco* Adaptive
Security Appliance (Cisco ASA), they can enable secure two-factor
authentication without the need for additional VPN login credentials.
4th generation Intel Core vPro processors deliver a “no-password”
VPN experience so that users can simply log into their device and
connect to the VPN through their AnyConnect* client without
having to enter another password. The Cisco ASA authenticates
against the certificate and eliminates the need for a dedicated VPN login password.
With AnyConnect* solutions running
on Intel® architecture-based mobile
devices, users have simpler access
to the tools and information they
need to stay productive.
Faster Two-Factor Authentication
At the heart of the no-password VPN experience is a two-factor
authentication technology that does not compromise on security.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client–based solutions work
together with Intel IPT with PKI to deliver hardware-enhanced
authentication security across the enterprise, helping to reduce
costs and minimize risk. Intel IPT with PKI works on two levels:
• It prevents screen scraping with hardware-based protection that
hides a user’s keystrokes.
• It stops illegitimate users from logging in. It does this by generating
a secure token for each user or device that validates that a trusted
person (not malware) is logging in from a trusted device.
Cisco and Intel: Securing a Mobile Future
Cisco is committed to providing the tools to make sure that the right
user, on the right device, is granted the right level of network access—
from any location. And this is accomplished by providing organizations
with the seamless connectivity, visibility, and control of all users and
devices, at all times.
Additional Resources
To learn more about Cisco AnyConnect* Secure Mobility
Client–based solutions, go to cisco.com.
To find out more about mobile devices based on Intel®
architecture, visit intel.com/mobileproductivity.
I’m pretty excited about what Cisco and Intel have been able to
put together to create stronger mobile security. With AnyConnect
solutions running on Intel architecture-based mobile devices, users
have simpler access to the tools and information they need to stay
productive, while IT gains the comprehensive, built-in security2 that
the business requires. The solution also helps keep operating costs
down by reducing requests for IT support.
Moving forward, Intel and Cisco will continue to work together to
make mobile security even better. This includes broadening the
footprint of mobile devices and improving the experience for both
virtual and application-centric technologies.
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1
No computer system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel Identity Protection Technology–enabled system, including an enabled Intel processor, enabled chipset, firmware,
software, and Intel integrated graphics (in some cases), as well as a participating web site/service. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting
damages. For more information, visit http://ipt.intel.com/. Consult your system manufacturer and/or software vendor for more information.
2
No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on select Intel Core processors may require additional software,
hardware, services, and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your system manufacturer for more details. For more information,
visit intel.com/technology/security.
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