Cisco Secure Client for Windows

Cisco Secure Client is Virtual Private Network (VPN) software required to securely connect to UB services from off campus, including My Virtual Computing Lab and UBfs. Cisco Secure Client is the recommended VPN client at UB.

Operating System: Windows 11 (64-bit) and current Microsoft supported versions of Windows 10 x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)

Applies To: UB students, faculty and staff using UB VPN; UB faculty and staff using Departmental VPNs or AdminVPN

Last Updated: May 30, 2023


For older operating systems, see unsupported legacy versions of AnyConnect.

Windows 11, Windows 10

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of installations.

(Last updated 5/30/2023)

Windows 11 ARM Client

Some devices are ARM-based, and should use this download instead of the standard Cisco Secure Client download. This download has not been tested at UB.

(Last updated 5/30/2023)

IT Staff:

You may also download the optional Start Before Login module for the ARM client.

Install Cisco Secure Client

You must be your computer's administrator to install this software.  

These instructions are for the standard version of Cisco Secure Client, not the version for ARM-based devices.

  1. Download Cisco Secure Client.
  2. Double click on the Cisco Secure Client software icon.
  3. Click on Next on the Welcome screen.
  4. Click on the bubble beside I accept the terms in the License Agreement.
  5. Click Next on the End-User License Agreement screen.
  6. Click Install on the Ready to Install screen.
  7. Depending on your computer’s security level you may be prompted by Windows to allow the Cisco Secure client to change your PC. Accept the prompt to continue.
  8. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Connect with Cisco Secure Client

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.