Beta version of Cisco VPN client for Windows 7

Update (2010-05-03): Cisco VPN Client 5.0.07 has been released.

Regardless of the supposed focus of my blog, its most popular post still remains the Cisco VPN client in 64-bit Windows 7. This requirement is obviously so common that Cisco decided to implement the 64-bit client natively; it’s currently in beta testing. Philip Remaker left the following comment at my original post:

Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available! In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments. A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms. Please communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to cvc-beta@cisco.com.

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility

Software Access: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=281940730 (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a Cisco.com SMARTnet™ enabled login.

9 comments:

  1. Strange the release notes still say:

    Advisories for Windows 7 and Vista Users

    Unsupported Features

    The Cisco VPN Client for Windows 7 and Vista does not support the following features:
    ....
    •64-bit support

    For x-64 support, customers should explore with their Cisco sales representative the use of the next-generation Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

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  2. so, whats new about this that is not on AnnyConnect?

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  3. It was about time ... THNX for letting us know! O:-)

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  4. Awesome! Thanks for the heads up.

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  5. luismg, this is not the Anyconnect client but the traditional IPSEC client.

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  6. Sort of brilliant. After all, it's still just potential and not real. Anyone have any information about the timeline for an actual public release, or how to get a hold of the beta client (for non-official testing)?

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  7. 5.0.7 has been released... See http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/vpn_client/cisco_vpn_client/vpn_client5007/release/notes/vpnclient5007.html for the release notes.

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  8. Hay versiones Freeware/GPL/GNU de herramientas Cliente VPN ? >:o

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