Make sure you reboot after installing VPN If you have the profiles on a PC or a disk, just copy them into the following directory:
/etc/CiscoSystemsVPNClient/Profiles/ . No need to import them
Although this is a 5 year old post, I would like to add comment
This problem can occur if the path to the pcf file contains characters from a language that is not supported by your local.
This happened with me because my locale is Arabic and the file path had a Danish letter