Next-generation secure network access

Gain awareness of everything hitting your network. Provide access consistently and efficiently. Relieve the stress of complex access management.

Features and benefits

See and share rich user and device details with ISE

See and share rich user and device details

Users and devices are shown in a simple, flexible interface. ISE shares details through the Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) with partner platforms to make them user, device, and network aware. (1:51 mins.)

Control all access policies from one place

Control all access from one place

Simplify access across wired, wireless, and VPN connections. Policies are cascaded across all types of access points and enforced by Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation.

Stop and contain security threats

Stop and contain threats

Reduce risks and contain threats by dynamically controlling network access. ISE can assess vulnerabilities and apply threat intelligence. It can also contain a suspicious device for remediation. We call this Cisco Rapid Threat Containment.



Our open, software-driven approach leverages Cisco ISE. Constantly adapts. Constantly protects.

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How to deploy

Cisco ISE has a flexible and highly scalable license model that aligns to your desired outcomes.

Choose a deployment model

AAA, 802.1X, guest? BYOD, pxGrid, mobile device management?

Choose the number of endpoints

ISE can scale to up to 500,000 concurrent sessions and up to 1.5 million endpoints per deployment. The best in the industry.

Choose a machine

Our physical and virtual appliances are based on the Cisco UCS C220 server and configured to support ISE.

Get deployment services

Get up and running fast without disruptions. Our Security Plan and Build Services offer advanced support.


Secure Network Server 3515

Secure Network Server 3515

Support for up to 7500 concurrent sessions in a single standalone appliance or per appliance in a multiappliance cluster

Secure Network Server 3595

Secure Network Server 3595

Support for up to 20,000 concurrent sessions in a single standalone appliance or up to 40,000 concurrent sessions per appliance in a multiappliance cluster

Virtual machine

Virtual machine

Supported on KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi environments



3 ways to learn about ISE




3 ways to learn about ISE

See how it works through simulations, webinars, and business case demonstrations.

Visit the ISE Community

Join your peers and Cisco experts in the Cisco ISE community.  Get valuable resources, ask questions, and share your expertise.


Cisco Services help you integrate technologies, migrate from other solutions, and optimize your existing solutions so you get the strongest possible security.

Medical networks that analyze and learn

Sentara Healthcare case study

"Our Cisco network ensures we always have seamless wired and wireless communications between nurses, pharmacists, and other medical experts, with everyone connected to the correct patient data."

Chad Spiers, Director of Information Security, Sentara Healthcare

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Read what others are saying about Cisco ISE

Listen to what others are saying about Cisco ISE

"With Cisco ISE, you get more visibility of connected users and devices. It's allowed us to transform our guest user experience and empower employees to provide guest access."

Kev Matthews, IT Specialist, Virgin Media

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News and events

See what Gartner says about network access control

See what Gartner says

Check out the 2017 Market Guide for Network Access Control.

Stop WannaCry ransomware

Stop WannaCry

Find out how ISE deals with ransomware threats. (PDF - 2 MB)

SC Magazine winner

SC Magazine winner

Cisco ISE was named best NAC solution for the second consecutive year.

Related products and technologies

Cisco Medical NAC

Improve healthcare security and strengthen ransomware protection.

Cisco TrustSec technology

Easily control access to your network while maintaining compliance.

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Technology partners

Partner platforms can reach into the Cisco network infrastructure with ISE.

See what's possible

IoT Threat Defense

How secure are your IoT devices? Defend your business with Cisco's new IoT Threat Defense.

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Network with your peers and learn more about security topics that interest you.



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