AnyConnect is Virtual Private Network (VPN) software. A VPN is required to securely connect to UB services from off campus, such as My Virtual Computing Lab and UBfs Myfiles, or to Departmental VPNs or AdminVPN.
Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of downloads.
You must be located off campus and first establish a connection to the Internet through your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Spectrum or Verizon, in order to use AnyConnect.
You can run AnyConnect from a foreign country, but only if your ISP is not running a proxy server.
OpenConnect is an open source alternative to AnyConnect. No support or assistance is available to help configure or use OpenConnect.
Cisco officially supports the following versons of Linux:
Red Hat 7.x and 8.x, 18.04, 20.04, 22.04 (all 64-bit).
While the AnyConnect client may work on other distributions and versions, no support is available except for those versions listed above.
AnyConnect can be downloaded by UB faculty, staff and students who have paid the Comprehensive fee.
AnyConnect may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports. You are responsible for using AnyConnect in accordance with the requirements of U.S. law, and you hereby certify that you will comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of the Department of Commerce or other United States authority, and not export or allow the re-export of AnyConnect in violation of any such restrictions, laws or regulations.
For further information, consult the Bureau of Industry and Security Web site.