We performed a comparison between Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Aruba Networks, ForeScout and others in Network Access Control (NAC).
"In terms of features, I think they've done a lot of improvement on the graphical user interface — it looks really good right now."
"Authentication is the most valuable feature because it puts our company at another level of security."
"The most valuable feature is 801.1x and another very good feature is the TACACS."
"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."
"At the moment, ISE seems to integrate very well with a number of other technologies."
"I like the guest access feature, which has been important for us."
"It has allowed us to pull in multiple authentication databases, then centralize them into a captive portal system."
"RADIUS is the best feature because it supplies authentication to our entire campus."
"RSA Identity Governance and lifecycles are good for the access certification and auditing sections."
"The data collection is excellent and easy to do. It does not require a lot of configuration nor does it require rules to be written like other competitors do."
"Migration could be better. Right now, we back up with the new version, and it requires a lot of licensing and other things. Whenever we choose a product, it's very difficult because we have to meet the requirements of each feature. There is no standard feature, so the best system that we bought may not fit the solution. We have to look at every feature that the customer uses. If you compare it with other products like Aruba, it's not the same. With Cisco, I have to read all about the features on this version and the licensing required for the product. In Aruba, that thing is covered when you get one license because it covers almost everything. It could also be more scalable."
"The solution is not so user-friendly."
"I would like to see the product simplified more, especially with the configuration."
"It does a good job of establishing trust for every access request. We have had a little bit of a challenge with profiling, but we are probably about 80% there."
"The UI and UX could be more seamless and easier to use."
"I would like to see integration with other vendors, and the RADIUS integration needs to be improved a little bit."
"It is too complex. It should be easy to use. We are not such a big team. We only have three engineers to work with this, and we don't use all of the functionality of the product. Its range of functionality is too wide for us, and this is the reason why we are thinking of switching to a more simple product. We have shortlisted a Microsoft solution. We have a big footprint for Microsoft products, especially in security. As a global strategy, we try to leverage to the maximum what is possible around Microsoft."
"Deploying to a machine, as opposed to a dedicated appliance, can be a bit difficult."
"This product is missing a lot of features which other competitors are providing. One of the key features that are missing right now is risk scoring. Additionally, there is not much scope for customization - everything is hard-coded and predefined, so it does not allow the developers to make many modifications."
"RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle could improve out-of-the-box customization."
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."
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 68 reviews while RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle is ranked 19th in Identity Management (IM) with 2 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 8.2, while RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle is rated 5.6. 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 RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle writes "Lacking customization, poor support, but useful auditing". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, whereas RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, One Identity Manager, Saviynt, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Fortinet FortiToken.
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