How to download the Cisco VPN Client software

If you are trying to download the Cisco VPN client 4.x or 5.x then prepare for the bad news. You can’t. Not unless you are a registered customer that is.

Where can I download the Cisco VPN Client software?

A. You must log in and possess a valid service contract in order to access the Cisco VPN Client software. Cisco VPN Client software can be downloaded from the Cisco Download Software ( registered customers only) page. If you do not have a valid service contract associated with your Cisco.com profile, you cannot log in and download the VPN client software.

In order to obtain a valid service contract, you can:

  • Contact your Cisco Account team if you have a Direct Purchase Agreement.
  • Contact a Cisco Partner or Reseller in order to purchase a service agreement.
  • Use the Profile Manager ( registered customers only) in order to update your Cisco.com profile and request association to a service agreement.

See the Cisco VPN Client FAQs for further information.

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