Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) Review

Profile Sets help organize how AAA is handled by grouping, like traffic into separate subroutines.


What is most valuable?

Profile Sets help organize how AAA is handled by grouping, like traffic into separate subroutines.

How has it helped my organization?

We implement this for customers is various verticals. Most of the time oit is in Education. It really helps secure, classify and manage users including guest and BYOD users.

What needs improvement?

The product has improved with its evolution. The initial setup, though, is extremely complex.

For how long have I used the solution?

10 years. I have used this since it was Cisco ACS

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

As the product matures I encounter less and less problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The produt scales well.

How are customer service and technical support?

Excellent. TACis quite knowledgable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Microsoft IAS/NPS, Funk, and Aruba ClearPass. ClearPass is the only product in the same league as Cisco ISE.

How was the initial setup?

ISE is extremely complex. With the functionality and flexibility it offers that is to be expected.

What about the implementation team?

I am the vendors's partner.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing and pricing is a complicated calculation, so it is best to really understand your customers' needs. Also team up with the right resources at Cisco for help.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

various
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We resell this product and the services associated with it. I have used several other RADIUS/security products from various vendors.
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