Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client gets ARM64 support

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What you need to know

  • Cisco AnyConnect now supports Windows 10 on ARM devices.
  • The update brings support for VPN client, DART, and customer experience feedback.
  • VPN support is important for enterprise customers.

Cisco AnyConnect has a new update that brings support for Windows on ARM devices like the Surface Pro X. The update brings AnyConnect to version 4.8.01090 and adds support for VPN client, DART, and customer experience feedback. The ability to connect to a VPN is vital for many enterprise workers, and Cisco updated its AnyConnect software the same week the Surface Pro X came out to ensure compatibility.

Windows 10 on ARM devices can run ARM64 applications natively and 32-bit software through emulation, but many applications won't work on these devices at all without being recompiled or updated. Some well-recognized applications like Adobe Lightroom do not work on Windows 10 on ARM devices. There's a push from Microsoft to close this gap, however, and to get developers to recompile apps for ARM64.

A page summarizing the update to Cisco AnyConnect outlines support for Windows 10 on ARM as well as other changes.

Microsoft-supported versions of Windows 10 for ARM64-based PCs. Support is for VPN client, DART, and customer experience feedback only.

The update also brings the ability to clone VM with AnyConnect, UDID regeneration, standalone NVM, and protection from the AnyConnect Umbrella Secure Web Gateway to other Windows 10 devices.

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