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Senior Software Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
A one-stop solution to streamline security policy management
Pros and Cons
  • "They have recently made a lot of improvements. My clients don't have much to complain about."
  • "It should be virtualized because many people have begun migrating to the cloud. They should offer a hybrid version."

What is our primary use case?

We use ISE for security group tagging in terms of guests and visitors who access the network to make sure that they actually go through this to control their privilege access to ensure they don't actually access the internal network, etc. 

Our clients use ISE as a form of security policy management so that users and devices between the wired, wireless, and VPN connections to the corporate network, can be managed accordingly.

Take a house for example. Sometimes you need to access a room via a certain keyhole, so you use a key that is unique to that door. With ISE, you can segment this process in terms of policy management based on the security tag. You actually grant the user access based on the tagging.

That's the IT trend — saving a lot on operating costs to manage the different users and access methods.

Within our company, we have roughly 200 employees using this solution.

What is most valuable?

My clients are always talking about the segregation capabilities. Segmentation refers to how you can actually segregate employee and non-employee client access. 

What needs improvement?

They have recently made a lot of improvements. My clients don't have much to complain about — it's a one-stop-shop.

It should be virtualized because many people have begun migrating to the cloud. They should offer a hybrid version. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable but there's a limitation of up to 200,000 users. If you have a big number of users, then you have to customize the installation process. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's only scalable up to 20,000 users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I would say Cisco's support has been getting worse. I think they outsource a lot of skillsets.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. They actually provide a lot of help to IT administrators which makes setting it up rather easy.

The whole setup takes about three days because you need to basically configure the network, test the configuration, and then you need to cut over to production. 

What was our ROI?

Our customers definitely see a return on their investment with this solution.

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

I think licensing costs roughly $2,000 a year. ISE is more expensive than Network Access Control.

What other advice do I have?

If you wish to use ISE, you must have a deep understanding of IT. If you don't, setting it up properly will be very complex.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
Assistant Manager-Presales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Well-featured, price competitive, and great technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "I find the solution to be very rich in features."
  • "I believe the solution is missing some great features which are present in other solutions like Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE."

What is our primary use case?

It is a BYOD solution which is a type of network access control solution(NAC). It can be used for guest services for the customer, as a BYOD, or a network access control.

What is most valuable?

I find the solution to be very rich in features. Some examples include great guest authentication, authorization, port-string, and network access control.

What needs improvement?

I believe the solution is missing some great features which are present in other solutions like Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE. One example of an improvement could be regarding mobile device management(MDM) which the solution is lacking. 

In the additional release, I would want the solution to have better integration that would be compatible with third-party solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I find the solution to be stable. It has a policy that is giving new software upgrades to its programs on a quarterly basis. As far as I am using it, there are a few bugs in the SSL certificate and also the certificate duration.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I find the solution scalable. We are looking to expand it to our customers. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have great experience with solutions technical and administrative support because they have their own team in their headquarters. It is very easy and they are helpful. The support is based on a certificate contract on a yearly basis. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the solution was straightforward. 

What about the implementation team?

All the features of the solution are very easy to deploy. It can be deployed on bare metal servers, or over the cloud. 

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

The licensing of the solution is user-based and the price is good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have compared other solutions such as Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE.

What other advice do I have?

The solution has all the training of Cloudpath integration with a controller over their training sites and on YouTube. They provide information on videos about the climate of Cloudpath with the controller as well as the third parties. Anybody who would want to use the solution can access information about it from these platforms. 

I would recommend the solution to other users because it is price competitive and well-featured. 

I rate Ruckus Cloudpath an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor
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