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"The way we can trust this solution is the most valuable. We have no issue with this product. It is a competitive product. You need to have a very good and deep knowledge of the product to take the full benefits of all the features, but it is a good product.""The most valuable features are authentication, we have more granular control on the access policies for the administrators. The solution is easy to use, has a center point administration, and has a good GUI.""The most valuable feature is the integration with StealthWatch and DNA as one fabric.""There is good integration with third-party systems like antivirus patch management, MDM.""At the moment, ISE seems to integrate very well with a number of other technologies.""Technical support is okay.""The feature that I most like is that it can notify me whenever someone plugs in their device, which is not allowed. I get notifications for new laptop devices. I think the user interface looks good compared to previous versions.""The user experience of the solution is great. It's a very transparent system."

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"I like IdentityIQ's granular attachment management and certification customization features.""Deployment takes a bit of time, however, once it's done properly, everything becomes very organized and easy to use.""The community is very active and when I had questions about an issue, I was able to find the resources.""Access certification and provisioning are two of the solutions most valuable features.""The basic concept is most valuable. I like how they have designed the solution. They create an Identity Cube, and then they do all the processes and configuration around the Identity Cube.""It provides a lot of out-of-the-box functionalities. You don't have to do too much custom development like other solutions such as Microsoft or NetIQ. It also has a lot of out-of-the-box connectors for different sources, directories, databases, etc. Its cloud version is working very well, and its pricing is okay. Its value for money is fine for most of the customers. It is also very flexible. They have frequent new releases and patches for fixing errors and things like that.""Certifications and user provisioning features are the most valuable.""The solution is stable and reliable."

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"Segmentation can be improved.""The solution is not so user-friendly.""The solution configuration is complicated for setting the infrastructure. They have improved over the years but there is still a lot of room to improve. When comparing the simplicity to other vendors, such as Fortinet and Aruba they are behind.""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.""The user interface can be improved.""The solution lacks properly knowledgeable support, especially internationally, and this is why I am exploring other applications.""The installation is not straightforward, it took us approximately one month.""The initial setup was a little bit complex. It's not that simple because it requires a lot of prerequisites for the solution to get a hold on."

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"What it doesn't do is provide notice in the event of a vulnerability or offense from the security.""The connectors are far too manual. This needs to be automated a bit.""The interface should be simple and easier to use.""It is too technical. You need really good technical skills in Java and other technologies, which are hard to find. If they can make it easier so that things can be done with a few clicks, it will be great.""The price of IdentityIQ could be lower. There are additional costs when you buy the licenses, and they force the customers to pay for them.""The report functionality and dashboard of the access manager could be improved.""Compared to at least one other product some of the administrative tasks could be easier or more intuitive.""The solution, in general, is quite expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "SailPoint is higher in price as compared to Saviynt. The initial cost of SailPoint is very high. There are additional costs to the standard licensing fees."
  • "Its price is okay. It provides good value for money. It is subscription-based. You can go for a one-year or three-year subscription."
  • "The price of the solution could improve, it is not priced well for smaller businesses to afford."
  • "It is a costly solution. Its cost, for sure, should be reduced."
  • "You do pay one price for the license but that price depends on what you choose to include as far as the optional modules go."
  • "Usually, the cost of deploying about 5,000 licenses or 5,000 users, would be the equivalent to the cost of the license, which would be reaching up to around $90,000."
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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.

    SailPoint is the leader in identity security for the cloud enterprise. We’re committed to protecting businesses from the inherent risk that comes with providing technology access across today’s diverse and remote workforce. Our identity security solutions secure and enable thousands of companies worldwide, giving our customers unmatched visibility into the entirety of their digital workforce, and ensuring that each worker has the right access to do their job, no more, no less. With SailPoint at the foundation of their business, our customers can provision access with confidence, protect business assets at scale and ensure compliance with certainty.

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    Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 36 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 1st in User Provisioning Software with 11 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 7.6, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.2. 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 SailPoint IdentityIQ writes "End-to-end Identity Management and Access Governance solution that shows why its a Market leader". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Sophos Network Access Control, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Saviynt, ForgeRock, Microsoft Identity Manager and RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle.

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