During the pandemic I work from home on my own devices via the employer’s VPN. I am aware of the usual privacy risks this represents for me.
My employer used to provide a Server Address, Account Name, Password and Shared Secret to use its VPN. This could easily be configured using the operating system’s own networking capabilities on macOS or iOS.
Recently my employer changed their policy and now requires the use of an opaque tool called “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client” to establish VPN connections. Does this tool cause additional security or privacy risks for me when using it on my own devices?