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"There is good integration with third-party systems like antivirus patch management, MDM.""The most valuable features are the ability to retrieve information about Active Directory user names, viewing the log files to see which MAC address tried to connect with the created SSIDs, portal designing for your company, hotspot tools, and creating network rules for WiFi access.""The profiling model included is the most valuable feature.""I've had no issues with scalability. I started using it on two campuses, and now I'm using it across the country and scaling it across subsidiaries in other countries.""At the moment, ISE seems to integrate very well with a number of other technologies.""The interconnection with the ecosystem and the ability to force rules all over the network are the most important features.""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.""The WiFi portal in Cisco ISE is very useful for WiFi customers."

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"The solution offers excellent documentation that is easily available online.""The solution is very good at securing files. For example, if I forward a secure document, it's blocked from others, as I can send it with restrictions in relation to who can open it.""Integration between our departments has been the most valuable.""You can scale the solution up or down by department."

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"The user interface could be improved to make it more user-friendly.""It is a good product, but in order to use all of the functions of the product, you must have a good understanding of the product. You must know how to use and manage it. It is a little bit complicated to configure and manage. It must be simplified to make it easy to manage for end users. In the initial stage, we found ISE complicated for end users. It was not easy to manage it or to write authentication and authorization protocol. They must improve its management and make it easy for end users. The monitoring and reporting capabilities can be improved because end users want to quickly see what is happening in their network. There were some restrictions in working with other vendors. It should also have a better and easy integration with other vendors.""The ISE software needs to be improved so that it is easier to administer.""It would be nice if it could be configured easily by default.""In an upcoming release, it would be nice to have NAC already standard in the solution.""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.""This product doesn't work in isolation.""It should be virtualized because many people have begun migrating to the cloud. They should offer a hybrid version."

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"Technical support could be improved. Sometimes they use a third party that's not so knowledgeable in the product and that can slow down things a bit.""The licensing is quite expensive.""The MDM part of the engine could be better.""We did the deployment with the help of Microsoft's consultants. But sometimes, we found it difficult to educate the application developers to integrate."

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  • "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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    Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, Enterprise Mobility + Security E5, MS Enterprise Mobility + Security
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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.

    Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is the only comprehensive solution designed to help manage and protect users, devices, apps, and data in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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    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
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    Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 36 reviews while Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is ranked 13th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 4 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security 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 Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security writes "Excellent security and documentation with constant updating to protect from threats". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and One Identity Manager, whereas Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Microsoft Intune, IBM MaaS360, VMware Workspace ONE and SailPoint IdentityIQ.

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