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Mar 4 2017   7:07PM GMT

What’s new in Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2? – Series 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

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Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2 comes with lots of new features, in our previous post we did discussed about

  • Enhanced Visibility
  • Next-level Posture Capabilities

The new enhancements doesn’t stop here, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2 has much more to offer. Some of the enhancements which we will be highlighting in this post are

  • Easy ISE Setup for Wireless

Yes the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2  eases the setup for Wireless networks, in past the ISE setup for wireless took great amount of time, as one needs to configure ISE, WLC and portal builder. Often multiple team members were involved to complete the necessary tasks.

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2  comes with a built-in wizard which captures all of the data required for wireless deployments, which certainly reduces human errors .

Cisco claims with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2  one could save the great amount of time and one can deploy ISE for wireless in as little as 10 minutes. This seems to be a great enhancement which Cisco has added with ISE 2.2, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.2  comes enabled with three different use cases

  1. 802.1X for wireless
  2. Guest services for wireless
  3. BYOD services for wireless

 

figure-1-1-cisco-ise-wireless-deployment

Source: Cisco Systems

This new enhancement ensures the faster setup of ISE and intuitive process minimises human errors. This certainly makes life easier for an ISE administrator.

  • Improved Posture Visibility

With improved posture visibility,  ISE 2.2 is capable of delivering enhanced application, user and device inventories. ISE 2.2 application libraries have been expanded with wider array of applications such as  P2P apps, patch management apps, anti-spyware, anti-virus, and anti-malware programs, and much more.  This empowers an administrator with greater visibility and more granular control over those applications as they can not only see the potential problems but also they can kill or uninstall the suspicious/ malicious  applications from end user end points.

figure-1-2-ise-posture-vibility

Source: Cisco Systems

Certainly the improved posture visibility offers  extensive visibility, great control and continuous monitoring features to an ISE administrator.

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