The work place VPN moved to Cisco VPN and kindly provides linux users with following parameters
Connection Type: IPSEC
Group Secret: SecrectPass
Use your username and password when prompted.
sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
then configure vpn at NetworkManager (NM) is straight forward. It works well.
right click NM icon -> VPN connections -> Configure VPN -> click VPN tab
add -> choose Cisco Compatitable VPN (vpnc) -> click VPN tab, fill in related info (hostname as gateway)
click IpV4 settings Tab, -> Routes -> check “Use this connection only for ….” -> click OK.
Here you are ready, restart NM and get VPN connected !!