Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Your firewall and antivirus software defend the perimeter of your organization. Now it’s time to ward off internal network threats, including insider attacks. An IBM report found 60% of breaches were conducted by internal actors. Exert control over what, how, who and where people can connect to your network with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). It’s an internal layer of security, governing how people interact with your network.
Gain Granular Control Over Devices
Once in place, every device on your network will talk to ISE. If someone is accessing your network from their laptop, their username and password are passed to ISE. ISE works with network devices to create an all-encompassing contextual identity. Attributes include user, time, location, threat, vulnerability and access type. A highly secure access policy can then be enforced based on the identity’s business role. This enables IT administrators to apply precise controls over who, what, when, where and how endpoints are allowed on the network.
ISE Prevents Data Leaks and Helps You Pass Audits and Avoid Fines
Any organization with strict compliance requirements benefits from Cisco ISE. Often, fines are levied not because a breach occurred, but because a business did not have proper controls in place to stop a breach from occurring. The penalties can be devastating for entities that need to comply with GDPR or those operating in the financial, biopharma, healthcare and defense industries. Our clients in these sectors rely on ISE to demonstrate to regulators they have systems in place to secure internal networks and proactively prevent data leaks.
Any security-minded organization looking to simplify compliance can scale ISE to meet their needs. You can set up one appliance to run every ISE role, or you can designate primary and secondary appliances to build in redundancy. Our engineers will work with you to determine the right ISE architecture for your business. Your solution will be based on the number of devices connecting to the network and your redundancy needs.
Expertise You Can Trust
Customization and scalability make ISE a valuable but complex solution. As a result, few IT providers include it as a service. We offer ISE because we want businesses to have the highest quality security tools at their disposal. Although other products promise similar levels of protection, they lack the functionality of ISE.
Cisco ISE is a critical component of other certifications, like Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). Multiple engineers on our team participate in continuing education to maintain CCIE credentials. We use our expertise and experience from previous ISE deployments to assess your environment and define your needs. As you explore ISE, we provide an inclusive quote for the service. You’ll know the full capabilities of the product and won’t be presented with costly add-ons later.
Don’t Neglect Internal Security
The ability to set up specific permissions authorizing what people can or can’t do and block devices from accessing your network are forceful demonstrations of how seriously you take security. ISE is a specific example you can show auditors and provides peace of mind that your business is well protected.
Contact us today and start strengthening your internal defenses: 877.676.0146