Remote-User Connectivity

Full network access provides network-layer remote-user connectivity to virtually any application or network resource and is often used to extend access to managed computers such as company-owned laptops. Connectivity is available through the automatically downloaded Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, the Cisco IPsec VPN Client, and the Microsoft and Mac OS X Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)/IPsec VPN clients. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client will automatically adapt its tunneling protocol to the most efficient method based on network constraints and is the first VPN product to use the DTLS protocol to provide an optimized connection for latency-sensitive traffic, such as voice over IP (VoIP) traffic or TCP-based application access. By supporting SSL, DTLS, and IPsec-based remote-access VPN technologies, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers unsurpassed flexibility to meet the needs of the most diverse deployment scenarios.