Anonymous UserAssociate Consultant at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The best feature of the Cisco ISE platform is that it is compatible with Microsoft products."
"Easy to use and provides good support"
"The biggest value of ISE is that it can get so granular with gaming systems, versus IoT and BYOD."
"Using this solution gives us the ability to allow proper access to the network."
"The features that do work, work well, and we use it on a daily basis."
"The feature that I most like is that it can notify me whenever someone plugs in their device, which is not allowed. I get notifications for new laptop devices. I think the user interface looks good compared to previous versions."
"The solution cuts down on the repercussions of getting malware or ransomware."
"The implementation is very simple."
"The most valuable features are Password Reset Alerts, Password Sync, and SQL connectors."
"It's a very flexible tool, so you can synchronize multiple sources of data and you have multiple connections to various kinds of systems."
"The main value lies in the simplicity of implementation, as well as its customized look and feel."
"Cisco ISE is complex. The deployment and design of networks with it is so complex. If it could change it would be better."
"An area that could be improved is the agent. The challenge now is that agent and most of the computers have changed. They could think about agent-less deployment."
"I'd like to see an easier way to upgrade to larger versions, as well as more best practices that are easier to locate on their support page."
"There should be a single button that can be pressed to dismiss all of the alarms at once."
"The interface is not very user-friendly and it is not simple to use."
"The software is a little bit complicated to understand in the beginning, meaning the implementation. It needs proper documentation so that we can understand the options more easily."
"The solution can lag somewhat as we have a large database."
"The web interface needs improvement. The new web interface that they have is not as easy to manage and we find it to be very slow."
"The interface is old and outdated, and the design software seems archaic."
"If it could be operated in such a way that anybody could use it, with just the user interface, and there's no need for programming, then that would be a great improvement."
"There's no huge thing missing, because it's already comprehensive. Now and then, however, there might be a minor issue."
"The SMARTnet technical support is available at an additional cost."
"For the Avast virus scan, we pay around USD $95 per machine for five years which includes all updates and technical support."
"The price for Cisco ISE is high."
"The price can be lower, especially for subscriptions. It should be a lot cheaper to have a wide range of customers. The price should be comparable to competitive products like Forescout or Fortinet FortiNAC. Forescout is cheaper for customers looking for a cloud solution."
"There are other cheaper options available."
"The price is okay."
"I think licensing costs roughly $2,000 a year. ISE is more expensive than Network Access Control."
"I think the price is okay."
"You just need to be aware that the more systems you connect, the more license fees you have to pay."
"Micro Focus is flexible when it comes to price. The cost varies from customer to customer. There are no additional costs, though. Everything is included."
Earn 20 points
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control with 20 reviews while NetIQ Identity Manager is ranked 6th in User Provisioning Software with 4 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 7.8, while NetIQ Identity Manager is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) writes "Streamlines security policy management and reduces operating costs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetIQ Identity Manager writes "A flexible tool that connects to multiple and various data sources". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas NetIQ Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Identity Manager, One Identity Manager, ForgeRock and Oracle Identity Governance.
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