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42 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Guardicore Centra is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

88%
18 Ratings
8.0

Guardicore Centra

80%
1 Rating

Usability

7.3

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

73%
2 Ratings
9.0

Guardicore Centra

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

5.9

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

59%
8 Ratings
9.0

Guardicore Centra

90%
1 Rating

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

Guardicore Centra

This is the best possible solution for enterprise-level organizations where server counts will be in the thousands. To manage these and understand the communication can be very cumbersome without this tool. Ease of creation map zone and application-wise can be relaxing to OS teams and support teams as well. There is no limit to labeling schema of servers and it gives the freedom to do so.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

  • Network traffic flow within environment of organization.
  • Creating maps for visibility and drill down is a key feature.
  • Labelling of servers can be done via running script.
  • Alerts can be sensitized for the traffic not seen.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

  • Limited support to legacy infrastructure.
  • Integration with third party is a bit tedious.
  • Awaiting support for Kubernetes in the next version.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

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

Guardicore Centra

Guardicore Centra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The solution is deployed throughout the organization. Teams are working and integrating it with the help desk tool wherever required. Helps in identifying the network traffic flows in lateral movement and east and west as well. Allows policies by default and later fine-tuning to be done to narrow it and enforce blocking action. Exporting reports from the tool is easy and can be observed for any issues.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

Guardicore Centra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has been available 24*7. It also depends on criticality but support is available. Also, the right expertise from the team helps in identifying the issue quickly and this helps in less production downtime if required. The ticket is resolved with RCA.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

1) No limit to labeling schema.2) Ease of creating maps with respect to zone, environment, subnets, etc.3) Ease of creating policies and publishing the same.4) Deception 5) Integration with monitoring tool (grafana)6) Changes in the agent can be considered if there are legacy systems, time-consuming but can be achieved with the right information.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Guardicore Centra

  • Blocking unwarranted traffic can really boost security of organization.
  • Alerts can be triggered to SIEM servers and help in timely action.
  • Need to be very careful before configuring and publishing block policies in the production environment.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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