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Cisco Identity Services Engine Express License Bundle

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Enterprise-Level Guest Access for Less

Wi-Fi has become ubiquitous in everyday life, and customers have come to expect internet access when visiting a business, whether they are in the corporate headquarters, branch, waiting area, or remote. Providing Wi-Fi service has become essential, and as technology has advanced, guests want easy access and a fast connection.

ISE Express Infographic

ISE Express Infographic

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Guest Portal Builder

Giving guests Wi-Fi access is easy with Cisco ISE. (3:21 min)

Features and Capabilities


Guest Access Licensing Bundle

Cisco Identity Services Engine Express, or ISE Express, is a comprehensive licensing bundle that offers enterprise-level guest services, including hotspot, sponsored, and self-registration portals. It also provides RADIUS authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) for the endpoints.

The bundle includes Cisco Identity Services Engine Base licensing for 150 endpoints, an ISE virtual machine, unlimited access to the ISE Portal Builder, a web-based portal customization tool, and a quick installation guide.

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This bundle offers an appealing entry point for deploying Cisco ISE in your network. Not only can you buy additional guest licenses (up to 5,000 total), but you can also expand ISE services at a later date. For example, you can add licensing for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or advanced-policy use cases.

ISE Portal Builder

The Cisco ISE Portal Builder includes native design capabilities. You can quickly design a portal by adding images (logos and banners, for example) and selecting a color theme to match a corporate brand. You have unlimited use of the ISE Portal Builder, a web-based tool that helps you create highly customized portals in 17 languages with a suite of 10 designer templates that are easily customizable and easily exportable to Cisco ISE.

Key Considerations

Cisco ISE Express is restricted to a single instance and cannot be run as a distributed solution or in a high-availability configuration. Nevertheless, it offers an easy introduction to Cisco ISE. It can be sold by non-Authorized Technology Provider Partners, and it can support up to 5,000 endpoints on the included virtual machine server. IT administrators will discover that deploying and configuring guest access for Cisco ISE is a simple and streamlined process.

Support

For general ISE technical questions please check the ISE community: http://cs.co/ise-community.

For comments and questions on the setup and wizard, visit: https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-66329.

For technical questions on ISE and the wizard please check the Cisco ISE community.

Specifications at a Glance

Cisco ISE Services, Licenses, and Software

Cisco ISE Feature or Service

Cisco ISE Express Bundle

Standard ISE Licenses

Base

Device Admin

Plus

Apex

Mobility

Basic RADIUS AAA, including 802.1X, MAC Authentication Bypass

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Web authentication (local, central, device registration)

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

MACsec (all)

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Guest portal and sponsor services

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Representational state transfer (monitoring) APIs

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

External RESTful services (CRUD)-capable APIs

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Security group tagging (Cisco TrustSec SGT)

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

ISE VM license Included

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum nodes per deployment

1

50

Maximum endpoints per deployment

5,000

500,000

Wireless guest setup wizard

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

ISE Portal Builder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

High-availability or distributed deployment

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Device administration (TACACS+)

Requires upgrade*

 

Yes

 

 

 

Profiling

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Profiler feed service

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Device registration (My Devices portal) and provisioning (for bring-your-own-device [BYOD] initiatives)

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Context sharing (Cisco pxGrid)

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Cisco Endpoint Protection Services (EPS)

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Posture (endpoint compliance and remediation)

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Enterprise mobility management and mobile device management
(EMM and MDM) integration

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Cisco AnyConnect Unified Agent Posture (requires Cisco AnyConnect Apex license)

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Wired access control

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 


*Customers who would like to expand beyond the constraints of ISE Express (by, say, adding more ISE nodes, or going beyond 5000 endpoints), should purchase the ISE Express Upgrade. The upgrade will convert their ISE Express node to a "normal" ISE Base license.

Get Rapid Deployment

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Download: Wireless Guest Setup Guide

Tried and True

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