Cisco Systems new appliance Cisco ISE: Identity Service Engine , which can be deployed as an appliance or a Virtual machine basically designed to help Organizations to gain enterprise wide visibility into their network, allowing authentication, authorization, accounting, posture profiling gathering real-time contextual information from the network, users, and devices, and make proactive governance decisions by enforcing policy across the network infrastructure.
The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a next-generation identity and access control policy platform that enables enterprises to enforce compliance, enhance infrastructure security, and streamline service operations. It is an integral part of the overall Cisco TrustSec® solution and SecureX architecture.
The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)is a policy-based service-enablement platform which ensures corporate and regulatory compliance.
Some of the highlights of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE are as follows
- Context-aware enforcement: Gathers information from users, devices, infrastructure, and network services to enable organizations to enforce contextual-based business policies across the network.
- Business-relevant policies: Create and enforce consistent policy from the head office to the branch office.
- Systemwide visibility: Let IT see who and what is on the network for advanced discovery and troubleshooting.
- Flexible architecture: Combine authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, and guest management
Currently the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is available in following models and platforms
|Appliance||Identity Services Engine 3315 (small) 1000-endpoint target|
|Software/virtual machine||1, 5, or 10 virtual machines|
For further info please check the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) home page at Cisco Systems.