Cisco Identity Services Engine


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

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 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. See how


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.

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

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.


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Healthcare provider protects users, devices


"Hospitals must have robust safety processes in placeā€¦.With Cisco ISE, only authorized personnel can use mobile devices to access a drug cabinet. Additionally, pharmacy inventory tracking is automated by stock level and by prescriber."

Gareth Siddell, ABMU Network Manager

News and events

Get 360-degree visibility

Cisco Stealthwatch and ISE deliver unmatched network visibility (2:12 min)


Even better access control

See what's new in the latest version of Cisco ISE. (2:44 min)


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.

See how it works

Technology partners

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

See what's possible

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


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