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Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) helps the operation to automate.
We are resellers. We provide and deploy solutions for our customers.
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) helps the operation to automate.
It works very well with the network, router, and switches. It is able to enforce the policy and assigns the traffic a Security Group tag.
A Google user is able to enforce access throughout the router and switches ensuring the traffic going through has the same policy.
When you push out the policy, it is able to populate the entire network at one time.
It's quite good, the market is using this solution.
This solution has enhanced features that make it difficult to use. To make it easier, it should be made without PxGrid.
It should be able to work with third-party routers and switches. We want to work in an environment where there are multi-vendors that require PxGrid.
Their software-defined access is not easy to implement. You have to have a good understanding of how to implement it. It would be helpful if they could make it easier for the customer to adopt.
Third-party integration is important, as well as the continuous adaptation feature, which is the AIOps. It would be helpful to include the AIOps.
They are currently on version 3.1.
If the customer has more than 200,000 users, the performance becomes a bit laggy.
In terms of scalability, it's available on the cloud, but I have not yet tested the features on the cloud.
It is used mainly by our customers, who use it for their entire infrastructure. They have anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 users.
Technical support could be better. They outsource the support.
We are brought all around the world, it is similar to following the sun.
Currently, I am using SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) from Silver Peak.
To complete the installation, you need to be technically knowledgeable. The setup could be easier.
For the content, and the technologies it is made to be a bit more complex.
The technology is good, but to use some of the other features, and capabilities, they request that we purchase the Cisco DNA Center. As a result, the bundled price is a little high.
Once you purchase the DNA, you will need the SNA then the license, overall it's very expensive.
If, however, you implement Cisco ISE without the DNA and the SDA, the price is reasonable.
To avoid running into any complications when getting this solution up and running, you should get technically trained and comfortable with it before applying it.
I would rate Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) a seven out of ten.
I am not certain if I am using the latest version. It is the one which is made for TV.
We use the solution to access control. Prior to any device being authenticated on the network, a person must login to the solution's site for authentication purposes.
While the solution has a host of features, we only use the one involving access control.
We are looking into further uses for it. My aim is to deploy it across all three of our sites and not just one.
There is much room for improvement, especially after having perused the documentation on the solution's website.
The solution lacks properly knowledgeable support, especially internationally, and this is why I am exploring other applications.
I would need time to expand my knowledge of the solution and consult with the Cisco engineers before I could point to other pain points.
I have been using Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) since 2015.
So far, we have had no issues with the stability.
There should be more knowledgeable support, particularly in the international sphere.
I have no doubt that we will get there. They contacted me yesterday, which makes it likely that by weeks-end we should be able to build a structure and do many things with the solution. This would allow me to know where I am standing, explore further and even examine the possibility of implementing some of Cisco's other features.
We did not use other solutions prior to the current one and will likely not explore others in the future. The current one should be fine.
The installation was straightforward, although it will likely involve a more complex implementation in the future.
As the previous installation was not complex, it did not take long.
I believe I have paid around $1,000 in licensing fees. The license is annual.
We did not really explore other options prior to using the solution. We considered Fortigate, but found it to not be very straightforward, which is why we decided to go with the current solution.
While we have focused on the access control aspects of the solution, the documentation demonstrates that it has many more features, so I would like to explore it further.
We are customers of Cisco.
At the moment, we have around 250 users making use of the solution.
I rate Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) as a five out of ten. This is because I wish to explore further any additional features that can add value to our organization, especially on the IT security side.
We use Cisco ISE for 802.1 network authentication.
ISE integrates well with other Cisco products.
This solution does not provide us with enough visibility into our network. We would like to see additional information that it does not show. In general, the reporting is not very useful.
ISE needs to have better integration with third-party products.
A basic profiling engine would make a good addition because device profiling is very important.
This product requires the use of agents and ideally, I would like an agentless version. I think that they should get rid of them because they are hard to manage and deploy. Also, they are not useful.
The interface is not very user-friendly and it is not simple to use.
I have been using the Cisco Identity Services Engine for six years.
This is a stable product. The features that do work, work well, and we use it on a daily basis.
I would say that this product is scalable because we are using it in our central headquarters, in addition to several branch offices.
We do not pay for Cisco SMARTnet, so we did not contact technical support.
Prior to using ISE, we were using a solution by Trustwave. It is a different product because it uses Name Poisoning methods. It was an interesting solution but we changed because the price of support is too high. We opted to instead purchase a new product.
The initial setup is not simple. I don't consider our deployment to be complete because we were unsuccessful at trying to use the majority of the features. The fact that we can't solve these problems is why we are searching for another solution.
We had assistance from a consultant for the deployment.
Internally, we have a team of five administrators who manage this product.
The SMARTnet technical support is available at an additional cost.
I am currently doing research on Fortinet FortiNAC because I find that Cisco ISE is not a very powerful tool.
My advice for anybody who is considering Cisco ISE is to first run a proof of concept to see that all of the features work well. In my opinion, you have to see all of the features.
I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
The RADIUS Server holds the most value.
The TACACS feature in ISE is good.
We also use the Posture feature to control the environment.
The product features are quite good.
One of the main issues in Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is that it lags excessively.
Sometimes Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) just doesn't work properly, due to misconfiguration.
I would like to see the product simplified more, especially with the configuration.
I have been working with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) for approximately two years.
We are using version 2.7 Patch 2.
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is easy to scale.
I have approximately 450 Apex end-based licenses.
Currently, we don't have plans to expand.
Technical support as always is one of the best.
The initial setup was a bit complex. It took us three to four weeks to complete the setup and get it up and running. We had help from the reseller.
It was deployed by a vendor.
It was installed by a vendor.
It's a bit expensive, especially the licensed product.
The hardware is purchased one time.
The support license is reasonable, but when compared to other products, such as ClearPass or Fortinet, the base license for users is much lower in other products. In general, Cisco is more expensive.
I would like to see one license based on one user. We do not need to use multiple licenses in order to have multiple features in the product.
One of the issues in ISE is that if you need more features you have to have multiple licenses per user. One user can have three or four licenses.
It would be beneficial to have a single license that included all of the features.
We are currently trying to deploy Fortinet network access control. The support from Fortinet is disappointing.
We are in the testing phases, but there is a good possibility that we will go with Fortinet.
We have not used it yet. We will try the POCs this week coming.
I would suggest having an experienced engineer implement the product. If there is an error when implementing, you will experience many issues, especially lagging.
If it was well implemented I would rate it a nine out of ten, because it's good.
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is used in large enterprise companies. In our company and with our implementation, I would rate Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) a four out of ten.
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.
My clients are always talking about the segregation capabilities. Segmentation refers to how you can actually segregate employee and non-employee client access.
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.
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.
It's only scalable up to 20,000 users.
I would say Cisco's support has been getting worse. I think they outsource a lot of skillsets.
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.
Our customers definitely see a return on their investment with this solution.
I think licensing costs roughly $2,000 a year. ISE is more expensive than Network Access Control.
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.
I'm using Cisco ISE for integration. We are currently using it for 82.X, but we are planning on using it for a different use case in the next couple of quarters.
The core point is that Cisco ISE is the same globally compared to FortiAuthenticator. Whether I deploy in China, the US, South Africa, or wherever, I'm can get all the capabilities. It allows me to directly integrate with 365, and from a communications point of view, that is a good capability.
Cisco ISE could be simplified somewhat. I would also prefer certificate-based authentication over confirmation-based authentication for all the processes. It's possible for us to do a workaround, but the process needs to be simplified.
I've been using Cisco ISE for more than a year.
Cisco ISE is stable.
I haven't really tried to scale ISE, but I don't think we'd face any challenges with hard gentle scaling.
We have a good relationship with Cisco support. However, when they do a new release, they take their time. I don't have much of an issue with Cisco support itself, but working with their customer success team and those types of things can be a challenge. It's not just the response time. It's the total resolution time. They'll respond quickly, but when they get the particular fix, it's a challenge.
In the previous versions, the setup was okay. But as they add more capabilities, it gets more complicated to deploy and maintain the solution. We expect these complexities as part of the roadmap and evolution. We have to set the policy definitions manually because there is no discovery process to define what needs to be authenticated. When a new device is added, we might have to configure something so that it's integrated or set up some data flows of the service we need to do it. These are some of the maintenance activities that we must do to keep it live. We have a good IT team that numbers around 25 people and serves a decent number of customers.
Customers respond to a low price. From the point of view of integration, Cisco ISE hikes up the cost of security, but otherwise, I think it should be okay.
I rate Cisco ISE nine out of 10.
We are a system integrator and Cisco ISE is one of the products that we sell and implement at our customers side. I have built ISE's POC and provided training to our customers.
I also used real rent lab which was including; Active Directory integration, network access and core switches, access points, wireless access controller, and end points. (some end points have cisco client - anyconnect, and have not), and Web Server for creating wireless authentication portal solution end to end
The AAA features were awesome and have important attributes, and also the security groups (SGTs) concept to enforce policies for each group of users, regardless they coming via wired or wireless network devices. also i see the guest authentication is very rich and easy tom implement
Cisco ISE offer one central point to create different policies for different group of users and enforce policies to each entity regardless it connected to network through wired or wireless network devices. it provide in this way more mobility and wireless-wired converged network. Also it integrates very well with network devices to control ports configurations services authentication and authorization. ISE also integrate with DNA center and stealthwatch to enable customer have SDN (Software defined Network) Fabric.
Combines authentication,authorization,accounting(AAA),posture,and profilerinto one appliance
Provides for comprehensive guest access management for Cisco ISE administrators.
Enforces endpoint compliance by providing comprehensive client provisioning measures and assessing the device posture for all endpoints that access the network,including 802.1X Environments
EmploysadvancedenforcementcapabilitiesincludingTrustsecthroughthe use of SecurityGroup Tags(SGTs) and Security Group Access Control Lists (SGACLs)• Supports scalability to support a number of deployment scenarios from small office to large enterprise environments
The ISE software needs to be improved in role to be easier to administer. SOftware enhancement required to have easier way to find the featured required to implement and also need enhancement of features sorting. Completing processes can be complex when try to implement some solutions. also steps are complex and the troubleshooting as well. As an example, if you intend to make AAA policy and enforce it on a group of users, you will find the software very confusing................................
I have been using Cisco ISE for three months.
We did not use another similar solution prior to this one.
The initial setup was fine.
The price for Cisco ISE is high.
We did not evaluate other options before adopting this solution.
The .1x authentication schema is the most valuable aspect of the solution. It makes it possible to have multiple policies and it can still adapt to us. We can authenticate and calculate our trajectory and so on. The policy is very easy to put in place. It's got to be easy due to the fact that we have more than 200,000 devices.
The implementation is very simple.
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 solution might require two authentications. They should make a new authentication to authenticate both the device and the users. Right now, we are authenticating the PC, the workstation, but not as a user. A good addition would be to authenticate the user separately to get more information.
I've been using the solution for five years.
The solution is stable. I haven't witnessed bugs or glitches. It doesn't freeze or crash. It's reliable.
The solution is quite scalable.
We started with two clients and we've since scaled up to 20 clients.
Cisco ISE was the first full solution we've used.
The initial setup wasn't complex for us. We found the process of implementing the solution very straightforward.
For our organization, in terms of deployment, the first implementation took one month, and for the global implementation took six months.
For maintenance, a company needs one or two people to handle it, one of which should be full-time.
The pricing is okay. It's reasonable for functionality, however, if you're going to implement it as a full-stack with Cisco Connect, and a work station, and so on, it's very high.
I'd advise other companies to really take care in regards to the network devices that they want to authenticate.
For most of the cases, the biggest rooms are the easiest to manage, however, the smallest ones require specific implementation in all devices. It is very tricky due to the fact that you are obliged to put in place the rules that are not so secure and that's why it's very important to know what devices are connected on the network.
I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.