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Pros
"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 user experience of the solution is great. It's a very transparent system."

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"I think it is really good when it comes to the hard token side of things."

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Cons
"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.""I'm working from China currently and the only real issue is that, within the country, there's some concern around Cisco and its ability to offer the solution for the long term. As the United States has banned the Huawei version in their country, we feel there may be retaliation in ours and Cisco will get banned as a countermeasure from the government. The future of Cisco in China is in question. Our local partners are worried about the situation."

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"There are different compliances across the globe; RSA SecurID Access could be more complaint-based."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"I think the price of this solution is reasonable compared to YubiKey and Duo given that it offers the same similar features."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The ability to integrate our Cisco AnyConnect connections to the active directory has been great.
Top Answer: We are running version 2.9 because version 2.9 of the ISE has a persistent license —it's a one-time payment. The latest version (3.1) is only available if you do a yearly subscription. It's a licensed… more »
Top Answer: It perfectly does everything we have been looking for it to do. I have not discovered any feature sets or items that are lacking. It's a much more functional product than the old Cisco ACS that it… more »
Top Answer:  I think it is really good when it comes to the hard token side of things.
Top Answer: I think the price of this solution is reasonable compared to YubiKey and Duo given that it offers the same similar features. For a large company, if there is an agreement and a discount agreed upon… more »
Top Answer: There are different compliances across the globe; RSA SecurID Access could be more complaint-based. For example, it would be nice if the authentication manager was compliant with IRAP in Australia.
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RSA Access Manager
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Overview
Identity Services Engine is a security policy management platform that automates and enforces context-aware security access to network resources. It delivers superior user and device visibility to support enterprise mobility experiences and to control access. It shares data with integrated partner solutions to accelerate their capabilities to identify, mitigate, and remediate threats.

The RSA SecurID Suite combines the separate disciplines of access management and authentication with identity governance and user lifecycle management into one comprehensive suite. It goes way beyond the capabilities of traditional identity and access management systems by using risk analytics to provide identity and access assurance. This helps organizations solve two fundamental challenges:

  • Verifying that their users are who they say they are.
  • Providing their users with the right level of access.
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Sample Customers
Aegean Motorway, BC Hydro, Beachbody, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Cisco IT, Derby City Council, Global Banking Customer, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, Houston Methodist, Linz AG, London Hydro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Molina Healthcare, MST Systems, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Reykjavik University, Wildau University
Milliman, Geisinger Health System, Advanced Micro Devices
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise70%
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Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control with 21 reviews while RSA SecurID Access is ranked 7th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 7.8, while RSA SecurID Access is rated 7.0. 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 RSA SecurID Access writes "Scalable and secure, but could be more compliant-based". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas RSA SecurID Access is most compared with Yubico YubiKey, Fortinet FortiToken, PingID, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator.

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