AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

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MerakiMed
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AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

I heard that AnyConnect compatibility with Meraki MX is coming soon. Does anyone know when it will be available and what needs to be configured on the back end?

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UCcert
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Hi @MerakiMed , reach out to your Meraki AM to discuss the Beta programme.  And yes, it would mean running Beta firmware for a period 😕

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
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UCcert
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Hi @MerakiMed , believe this is currently on Beta 16.x.

 

With regards what’s needed at the backend....an MX 😁

 

I would expect a separate Anyconnect subscription is also required.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
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I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
MerakiMed
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Thank you. I'd really like to be able to use the AnyConnect. But that would mean putting beta code on the hub devices. Hmm. 

UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Hi @MerakiMed , reach out to your Meraki AM to discuss the Beta programme.  And yes, it would mean running Beta firmware for a period 😕

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

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RomanMD
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

As far as I was told, the closed beta program is literally closed. They have enough networks for tests.

The open beta should be due first quarter 2021. 

Bsalami
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Hello All,

 

It's been a long wait, but finally we are happy to announce that AnyConnect is now available on the Meraki MX as a  public beta feature on the MX16.X firmware.

To learn more about AnyConnect on the MX please visit AnyConnect on the MX

 

Thank you all for your patience!

MerakiMed
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

This is good news and I'm looking forward to testing. One question however: 
In the AnyConnect on MX vs ASA document below - in the Authentication 

section - nothing is mentioned about RADIUS nor Active Directory authentication

of users. Is that an oversight? I searched the document for radius and active directory

/AD and not spotting anything. Ideally I'd also like to be able to use Azure 2FA.

Not sure if that's on the horizon. 

If I go to the Dashboard and look at Client VPN I see RADIUS. Does that apply to 
AnyConnect connections?

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/AnyConnect_on_ASA_vs_MX?mt-draft=true

RomanMD
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

Radius and Active Directory are both available.

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RomanMD
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Re: AnyConnect for Meraki Client VPN Access?

@Bsalami Indeed good news!!!

The question now is, how much development should we expect further - like Certificate based only authentication, custom DNS name usage, etc.?

 

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