Cisco Systems VPN Client is a software application for connecting to a virtual private network. The client makes remote resources of another network available in a secure way as if the user were connected directly to that "private" network.
In July 29, 2011, Cisco announced the end of life of the product. No further product updates were released after July 30, 2012, and support ceased in July 29, 2014. The Support page with documentation links was taken down on July 30, 2016, replaced with the Obsolete Status Notification link (See Also section, below). A suggested migration option for customers is the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
The client is normally distributed with an executable installer and profile file(s), which contain all the necessary information to easily connect to a network.
You can setup Cisco VPN by the learning page ( setup Cisco VPN for windows x, Android, IOS, ...): http://blog.noodlevpn.com/setup-vpn-cisco-openvpn/
The client uses profile configuration files (.pcf) that store VPN passwords either hashed with type 7, or stored as cleartext. A vulnerability has been identified, and those passwords can easily be decoded using software or online services. To work around these issues, network administrators are advised to use the Mutual Group Authentication feature, or use unique passwords (that aren't related to other important network passwords)
Please note: Cisco VPN is security like OpenVPN and Encryption too, but Cisco VPN is a newest VPN service (but ovpn is old) and only Noodle VPN provides the service now.
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