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    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    88%
    18 Ratings

    Gigamon

    N/A
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    Usability

    7.3

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Gigamon

    N/A
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    Support Rating

    5.9

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    59%
    8 Ratings

    Gigamon

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Overall, management is not terrible if you have a stable network that is not overly complex. If you don't, this product will take considerable time to plan for an effective solution. I will say support is not very helpful, so if you need assistance after the initial sales rep assisted setup, good luck and be prepared to spend hours on the phone.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Pros

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • Manage high-privilege access to communications equipment. It allows to be granular in the permissions, to have it integrated with the LDAP users and, most importantly, to audit what tasks each user performed.
    • Profile users and devices and assign privileges and access levels based on that combination. It greatly improves the user experience, since it does not depend on the network it is in, but on the access levels it has depending on the device. It also allows self-managed guest access with approval flow, which is essential for our business.
    • It has also allowed us to automate actions based on findings from StealWatch, Umbrella, AMP, etc.
    Sebastián Sarasate | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Cons

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • ISE could really make improvements on software updates and patches. The updates and patches typically take a very long time to install.
    • ISE could improve some of its technical documentation on how to implement certain features that ISE can offer.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Gigamon

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 7.3
    Based on 2 answers
    For us the solution is very easily useable on its own. Perhaps that has to do because we started using ISE in the 1.2 days and have seen it grow during the years. Policy creation, etc. is all very visible and thus easy to use. Deployment of multiple nodes is also incredibly easy and flexible. You can easily add or remove nodes as you wish.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Support Rating

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 5.9
    Based on 8 answers
    Cisco support is second to none, both in terms of how you access support but also the knowledge of the individual support teams. If you focus on one technology and provide "manufacturer support" then you can rest assured that you are accessing Cisco's top individuals.I feel like this is a USP for Cisco support.
    Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco ISE is very well designed and information is provided in very logical and consistent form in the WebGUI, which cannot be said about Aruba ClearPass or others. Policy design and flow are far clearer than in Aruba ClearPass, Microsoft NPS, or FreeRadius. Cisco ISE scalability is far greater than ClearPass or others. Cisco support is second to none which guarantees appropriate support in case of a failure or a bug.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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    Return on Investment

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • ISE has allowed us to handle the sticky problem of giving IoT/gaming student devises network access. It allows hands-off management for roughly 2,000 users.
    • Attempting to get posturing and profiling working consistently has been a bear. The workflow is so convoluted it took dozens of man-hours to get it working in a test environment.
    • Centralized TACACS access to NADs has shaved 10-20% of our time spent configuring various boxes.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gigamon

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