Cisco VPN Client Software Download Availability

Limited-distribution VPN client software has been replaced

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Cisco no longer actively develops or releases new versions of the obsolete Cisco VPN Client software. Cisco distributed this software only through limited channels. Specifically, it was provided with some business security products or was only downloadable through business-to-business accounts. The software was not intended for the average consumer's use.

Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client is the current software that replaces older Cisco VPN clients. While older software versions supported only SSL, AnyConnect VPN currently supports both SSL and IPsec (with appropriate Cisco licensing). Cisco offers mobile app versions of this software named Cisco AnyConnect. The free downloads are available at the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon's App Store.

System Requirements of Cisco VPN Client Software

Cisco VPN Client ran on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP or newer versions of Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Solaris Unix

VPN Servers Supported

The Cisco VPN Client was compatible with the following VPN servers from Cisco:

  • Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Software 3.0 and later
  • Cisco IOS Software 12.2(8)T and later
  • Cisco PIX Firewall Software 6.0 and later

VPN Tunneling Protocols Supported

PPTP, L2TP, L2TP/IPsec, and several other forms of IPsec related to ESP, NAT, UDP, and TCP.

Cisco VPN Client Restrictions

The Cisco VPN Client was incompatible with