We performed a comparison between Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Ruckus Cloudpath based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Network Access Control (NAC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The WiFi portal in Cisco ISE is very useful for WiFi customers."
"So far, we have had no issues with the stability."
"We were originally a Cisco shop and Cisco ISE integrated well with our other Cisco switches and networks."
"The most valuable feature is the ASDM - the user interface makes it very easy to configure the firewall."
"The TACACS and RADIUS have been the most valuable features so far."
"I have found that all of the features are valuable. It is very easy to deploy because we are able to port users directly from Active Directory (AD) and LDAP."
"I like that Cisco ISE is easy to use."
"The endpoint profiling feature is among the most valuable because it keeps me from having to manually maintain a MAC address bypass list to track endpoints. I can have ISE profile them for me and then put them in the right bucket."
"Ruckus technical support is very good and helpful whenever we need them."
"I find the solution to be very rich in features."
"The solution is easy to use, well designed, robust, and has good traffic capacity."
"Also, the menus could have been much simpler. There are many redundant things. That's a problem with all Cisco solutions. There are too many menus and redundant things on all of them."
"The licensing documentation needs to be better."
"The opinion of my coworkers, and it's mine as well, is that the user interface could use some tender loving care. It seems counterintuitive sometimes. If you go to the logs, it's hard to figure out which one you need to look at."
"I would like to see them simplify the dashboard. It's very configurable, but, at the same time, it's not easy to maneuver through it. They should "Merakify" it."
"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."
"Cisco could improve the GUIs on their hardware."
"It should be virtualized because many people have begun migrating to the cloud. They should offer a hybrid version."
"Some of ISE's features need to be more agile. For example, we couldn't integrate our data because Cisco needs your data to be in its own format."
"I believe the solution is missing some great features which are present in other solutions like Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE."
"The hardest part we've had to deal with is trying to find some physical product recently as everything is going like hotcakes."
"The solution could improve by adding more detailed information that customers have available on the dashboards."
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."
Cloudpath Enrollment System is a software/SaaS platform that delivers secure wired and wireless network access for BYOD, guest users and IT-owned devices. It streamlines getting devices on the network and secures every connection with powerful encryption. Cloudpath software gives you granular policy control over what network resources users can access. It lets you deliver a great end-user experience and virtually eliminates helpdesk tickets related to network access. Choose from cloud-based or virtualized on-premises deployment. Cloudpath software supports any user, any device, and any network infrastructure.
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 70 reviews while Ruckus Cloudpath is ranked 7th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 3 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 8.0, while Ruckus Cloudpath is rated 9.0. 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 Ruckus Cloudpath writes "Does what's needed with good technical support and good coverage". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, whereas Ruckus Cloudpath is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Sophos Network Access Control and Forescout Platform. See our Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) vs. Ruckus Cloudpath report.
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