January 14, 2022
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
We use Cisco ISE for many different things in our organization. We use it for radius authentication for wireless clients, VPN clients, device authentication as well as TACACS authentication of our Cisco switches, routers, wireless controllers, and firewalls. We also use Cisco ISE for our guest wireless authentication portal.
- ISE is extremely good at authentication. It is easy to use and policy can be created in such a way that authentication can be secured.
- ISE is really good for guest wireless within your organization. It's not only simple to create guest accounts but it's also simple for the end-user. The options that are available are endless.
- ISE is great at logging. The logging aspect of ISE makes it easy to search through the logs when issues arise and find things easily which cuts down on troubleshooting time.
- 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.
- ISE has helped us stay secure in our authentication methods.
- ISE has helped us stay reliable.
- ISE has helped with troubleshooting issues.
We have used Microsoft NPS but found it to be hard to craft policies and it didn't have near the options that ISE had.
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If a colleague were to ask me what to use as an authentication server I would only recommend Cisco ISE. The in-depth policies that you can create make it extremely handy when you want to make an authentication rule as specific as possible. Even if only needed a simple RADIUS server I would still recommend Cisco ISE over anything else.