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Cisco Secure Client (Windows) - Installation and Connection

This document details the Cisco Secure Client installation for those with access to high risk systems or data from on or off campus



The Secure Client VPN client requires that your computer be provided by the University and managed by IT.

Installing Secure Client using Software Center (Faculty/Staff)

Clients requiring VPN access who need to install the Cisco Secure Client can do so by searching for "Secure Client" in the Software Center.

Students, faculty, and staff can use the Software Center application to install software on a campus provided HP laptop. Please note that installations can only be performed while connected to UW-Stout's network and are not available on student or personal laptops.

  1. Open the Software Center by searching for Software Center within the Start Menu or Search box.

    Start menu for software center

  2. In the Applications menu, click on the application you want to install.

    Software Center

  3. Click the Install button.

    Software Install

  4. The application will start to download and progress to the installation. Software Center will provide notifications on the progress of the installation.

    Software Status

Note:  Software availability on this list that is determined by your login.  Not all titles are available to everyone, as some are restricted by license and/or department.  If you believe a title is missing please put in a self-service help desk ticket with the name of the title you are looking for.

Installing Secure Client using Company Portal (Students)

How to install software on Student PCs using the Company Portal.
  1. Click on the Company Portal Icon in your Start Menu.

    Start Menu Company Portal

  2.  Company Portal will open.  By default it displays the Home tab.  This will show you featured software, as well as the newest software added to the Company Portal.

    Company Portal

  3. To view all available apps, click the Apps tab on the left hand side.

    Apps Tab

  4. To install an application, please select the app you want and then click the Install button.

    Secure Client Company Portal

  5. Wait for the installation to complete.
Secure client compnay portal installed

Using Secure Client VPN

Once the client is installed, you can launch it from the Start Menu or the Notification Area of the Windows Task-bar (near the clock).

Secure Client Start Menu


KeywordsCisco Secure Client VPN anyconnect   Doc ID46883
OwnerTenchi X.GroupUW Stout
Created2015-02-05 16:26:55Updated2023-12-06 12:32:56
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