IIS Review

Authentication for network appliances became easy to do but the monitoring needs improvement


What is most valuable?

  • Easy to set-up
  • Good to maintain

How has it helped my organization?

This made the security set-up easier and authentication simplified.

What needs improvement?

  • Logging
  • Monitoring

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used Microsoft NPS for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered but always gor for two machines as one isn't enough and isn't fault redundant.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Haven't needed it yet.

Technical Support:

Haven't needed it yet.

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

Yes, we used RSA Radius. It was very hard to maintain and outdated.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, it's a feature of Windows Server and a basic knowledge of the radius principles are enough.

What about the implementation team?

In-house implementation.

What was our ROI?

Pretty good. Authentication for network appliances, load balancing products and wireless devices became easy to do.

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

It came with the Microsoft contract.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we were unhappy with RSA Radius so we went for the 'free' solution.

What other advice do I have?

It has many features, make sure they satisfy your needs.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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