Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) vs. NetWitness Network

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers a network-based approach for adaptable, trusted access everywhere, based on context. It gives the user intelligent, integrated protection through intent-based policy and compliance solutions.N/A
NetWitness Network
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
RSA NetWitness Network (formerly RSA Security Analytics) is network detection and response security application from RSA Security company NetWitness.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)NetWitness Network
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)NetWitness Network
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.3 out of 10
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.6 out of 10
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.6 out of 10
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)NetWitness Network
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(59 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)NetWitness Network
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
One scenario I already mentioned is authentication integration. So that works well. We haven't run any situation where it is not suited, so we haven't run into that situation. So I am not really sure that would it work or not. But right now, so far so good.
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RSA Security
It is perfectly suited for large organizations aiming for providing web security to the customers or also if they are interested to setup their own security perations center . It is one of the leading security tools in the market and offers comprehensive capability in dealing with web attacks
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Pros
Cisco
  • The most beneficial thing that I love about it, there are tons of things that I love about ISE and that it does well, but the most fascinating that I feel about is its integration with DNA center or Catalyst Center using PX Grid as the protocol wherein ISE acts as a policy server for the entire campus hand in hand with Catalyst Center to make sure that the policy policy follows the user and also in the background hand in hand with DNA Center or Catalyst Center makes sure microsegmentation is implemented so that east west traffic is blocked and takes care of the campus.
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RSA Security
  • Full packet capture allows look back on security events
  • Packet reconstruction is essential to make sense of packets captured
  • Threat analysis of captured packets provide additional indicators of compromise
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Cons
Cisco
  • I guess the user experience itself, it's sometimes a little bit slow, but this is also dependent on the platform and the scale of the deployment of course. But actually functionality-wise it's really, really good. But yeah, it could sometimes be a little quicker to react on the good front.
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RSA Security
  • The meta part to form the dashboards were a bit complicated
  • The user interface could be made more understandable
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We are so very reliant on Cisco Identity Services Engine at this point that finding another solution would be a big hassle for us.
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RSA Security
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Usability
Cisco
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.
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RSA Security
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
We do have to occasionally reboot the servers when they get low on memory, but we're also a few versions behind. Availability has generally been pretty good though with no major outages in the time that we've had it implemented.
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RSA Security
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Performance
Cisco
ISE performance has never been an issue for us. The system doesn't tend to slow down at all.
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RSA Security
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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RSA Security
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
I did participate in the implementation of Cisco ISE and while there were times when it was confusing and we had a lot of trial and error, overall the experience was fine.
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RSA Security
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
In our case, the entire core of our network is based on Cisco technologies as well as user access. For this reason it was the simplest choice given that both by integration and by knowledge of the platform it was the solution with the least complexity and the best adoption curve offered us.
At the level of capabilities, they seemed really similar to us, each option having some point where it surpassed the others and others where it was surpassed.
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RSA Security
It was more advanced and comprehensive . The personalized dashboards and view was the major likeable difference . The correlation could help us analyze better and was more effective , the drill down features gives more information at one go
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Scalability
Cisco
Yes, we have the ability to scale ISE to however many nodes and clusters we want, but of course this takes time and money for licenses.
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RSA Security
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Cisco ISE is fairly expensive, but I feel that the time it saves our team is well worth it.
  • We have been able to roll this our to all of our teams, and they can each manage their own device and it is really convenient to have each team mange their own devices
  • Once it is deployed and configured, it seems like there isn't much upkeep, so we don't have to hire someone to manage it we do it by committee.
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RSA Security
  • The tool is great and an important part of my tool box
  • The level of administration needed is a little too high
  • Support relationships have to be customer led and prompted
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