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OS X VPN client and Cisco ASA
Authored by: bailey_ca on Aug 30, '07 08:17:02PM

A bit off-topic:

My employer, no matter how often I bugged them, refused to allow IPSEC access to our Cisco VPN any way other than the official Cisco client because a.) they didn't like the security risks and b.) they didn't want to be forced to support anything other than the official client.

If, like me, you despise how clunky, ugly, and intrusive the Cisco GUI is, I highly recommend Shimo. It's a GUI front-end that replaces Cisco's GUI, resides in your menu bar, and uses the Cisco-supplied command-line tool.

For me, this was just as good as using the built-in OS X client, as my only complaint was I wanted something a bit more integrated. You do still need to install the full Cisco VPN package and delete the Cisco VPN Client afterwards; I'm not sure why, but it took me a while to figure out!

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OS X VPN client and Cisco ASA
Authored by: cerniuk on Sep 03, '07 07:30:34AM

for the most part, the larger enterprise red flag has been the inability to enforce policy on the built in clients... specifically the ability to prohibit split tunneling. We have over 250K users and a fair number of them would like to "share" the corporate VPN to the rest of their home wireless network.

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