"Profiling is one of the most valuable features. We have a lot of different devices between cameras, access points, and laptops that get plugged in."
"SGTs are valuable because they make it easy to enforce policies, instead of pushing them across all the other platforms."
"They have recently made a lot of improvements. My clients don't have much to complain about."
"For my use cases, the in-depth troubleshooting into why a client can't connect or why they failed, is very valuable. I can go back to someone and say, 'Hey, it's not my network. It's their certificates or user error,' or something else."
"The access policies, and all of the policies in Cisco ISE, are important to us."
"The way the ISE works is you can get into defining. Let's say, in my case, I've got a Windows laptop and I've got an Apple product and those have unique identifiers, unique back addresses. It would say that this in my profile so I could get to those apps with either device, 24/seven. That's how granular the ISE or these NAC Solutions can get."
"The user experience of the solution is great. It's a very transparent system."
"Typically, the installation is pretty simple."
"The API is a great way to get information from other tools."
"Compatibility and integration with other vendors is what needs to be improved in Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine)."
"The solution lacks properly knowledgeable support, especially internationally, and this is why I am exploring other applications."
"There are always some things that I would request."
"This product doesn't work in isolation."
"Deploying to a machine, as opposed to a dedicated appliance, can be a bit difficult."
"The solution is not so user-friendly."
"It would be nice if it could be configured easily by default."
"In an upcoming release, the solution needs to be more agentless and more independent. Additionally, there could be improved integration with other next-generation solutions, such as Palo Alto, Fortinet, or Check Point."
"The service macmon offers is already great."
Cisco ISE is an all-in-one solution that streamlines security policy management and reduces operating costs. Cisco ISE delivers visibility and access control over users and devices across wired, wireless, and VPN connections.
Identity Services Engine enables enterprises to deliver secure network access to users and devices. It shares contextual data, such as threats and vulnerabilities, with integrated solutions from Cisco technology partners. You can see what is happening in your network, which applications are running, and more.
Features of Cisco ISE
Benefits of Cisco ISE
Cisco’s holistic approach to network access security has several advantages:
You can get ISE as a physical or virtual appliance. Both deployments can create ISE clusters that create scale, redundancy, and requirements.
Cisco ISE has four primary licences. Evaluation for up to 100 endpoints with full platform functionality. The higher tiers are Partner, Advantage and Essential.
Reviews from Real Users
"The user experience of the solution is great. It's a very transparent system. according to a PeerSpot user in Cyber Security at a manufacturing company.
Omar Z., Network & Security Engineer at an engineering company, feels that "The RADIUS Server holds the most value."
“Whether I deploy in China, the US, South Africa, or wherever, I 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," says Rammohan M., Senior Consultant at a tech services company.
Hassan A.,Technology Manager at Advanced Integrated Systems, says that "The most valuable feature is the integration with StealthWatch and DNA as one fabric."
With macmon Network Access Control you always know which devices are connected to your network and where. It provides profound protection for your corporate network and is a centralized security authority that protects your network against intrusion from unauthorized devices, and ensures the complete overview of all your devices.
UFOs (unknown frightening objects) are a thing of the past, as all your devices such as PCs, printers, laptops, medical and technical devices are identified at any time, efficiently monitored and protected against unauthorized access. Guest and employee devices (BYOD) can be easily and securely authorized via the macmon guest service using dynamic management of network segmentation.
To protect your network against unauthorized access, macmon provides two efficient product bundles as well as additional Add-Ons.
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 68 reviews while macmon Network Access Control is ranked 6th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 1 review. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 8.2, while macmon Network Access Control is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) writes "Secures devices and has good support, but needs a better interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of macmon Network Access Control writes "Communicates well with third-party products, offers good security, and has helpful technical support". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, whereas macmon Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC and Forescout Platform.
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