Cisco Secure Access Control System

Enhanced Network Access Device Management

Meet the new demands for access control management and compliance. Support the complex policies that these demands require. With the Cisco Secure Access Control System you can define powerful and flexible policy rules in an easy-to-use GUI.


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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Secure Access Control System will complement your existing infrastructure. Use it to enhance visibility and control across the domain. You can centrally manage access policies for device administration and for wireless and wired 802.1X network access scenarios.

  • Receive support for two distinct protocols: RADIUS for network access control and TACACS+ for network device access control
  • Use multiple databases concurrently for exceptional flexibility in enforcing access policy
  • Enjoy more power and flexibility for access control policies that may include authentication
  • Get integrated monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting components, accessible through an easy-to-use web-based GUI

Specifications at a Glance

For physical platform support of ISE, please refer to the Cisco Secure Network Server data sheet.

End-of-Life Chart

Version End of Sale End of Life End of Software
5.8 Active - -
5.7 2-May-16 2-May-17 31-May-19
5.6 16-Feb-16 15-Feb-17 28-Feb-19
5.5 15-Apr-15 14-Apr-16 30-Apr-18
4.2 27-Oct-11 26-Oct-12 31-Oct-14
3.3 29-Aug-06 29-Aug-07 28-Aug-09

Migrating to Cisco ISE

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Cisco ISE Data Migration Guide

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