Cisco Identity Services Engine

Intuitive network security for the digital age

The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers a network-based approach for adaptable, trusted access everywhere, based on context. It gives you intelligent, integrated protection through intent-based policy and compliance solutions. And it is all delivered with streamlined, centralized management that lets you scale securely in today's market.

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Intent-based networking offers a quantifiable ROI

Cisco ISE provides streamlined, scalable network access to help realize a stronger security posture. The average ISE customer has seen…


$1.6M saved by avoiding security events over three years


200 fewer hours spent remediating major network security events


98% reduction in time to implement network changes

Key benefits

Give your internal customers the access they want and need

Ensure ubiquitous access. Automate device onboarding. Relieve tension between IT and users.

Complete endpoint visibility

Get the full contextual identity and profiles of all users, devices, and applications on your IT and OT networks.

Maximize your security and contain breaches

Safeguard your network. Reduce attack surface. Harmonized, automated threat protection.

Streamline your network management

Automate complex changes intuitively. Embed compliance standards. Integrate disparate solutions.

The path to next-generation secure network access

ISE transforms your network with the capabilities needed to handle today's digital demands.

Software-Defined Access

Leverage ISE and Cisco Catalyst Center to automate end-to-end segmentation. Separate user, device, and application traffic without redesigning the network.

Cisco Security Services

Get your ISE deployment started on the right track with Cisco Security Services.

Companies redefining secure network access with ISE

Sentara Healthcare

With 300-plus care sites, including 12 hospitals, Sentara Healthcare provides a highly secure digital care environment using Cisco ISE.

Victoria University

For Victoria University, world-class Wi-Fi unlocks access to opportunities across a vibrant campus community.

Wipro Limited

Wipro chooses Cisco Catalyst Center and ISE to empower its smart operations and network security.

See what the industry says about ISE

Cisco ISE is the NAC Leader

Frost and Sullivan recognized Cisco ISE with Network Access Control Market Leadership Award.

Gartner recognizes Cisco ISE

See Gartner's insights in the new 2018 Market Guide for Network Access Control.

2018 SC Media Winner

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

Integrate disparate solutions

Cisco ISE Technology Partners

Improve your operations and network defense with contextual data and enforcement.

Cisco Security Technical Alliances

See all the technology partners that integrate with Cisco security products.

Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid)

This open, scalable, and IETF standards-driven platform helps you automate security to get answers and contain threats faster.

Why Cisco ISE?

Digital trends are causing enterprise networks to expand to wherever users are. As employees demand seamless access to work resources from more devices, accessing more third-party applications than ever before, businesses must defend against a myriad of security threats.

Identity Services Engine (ISE) reduces the complexity inherent in managing and securing the evolving enterprise network. Cisco ISE is recognized as one of the industry's leading integrated and open platforms that helps provide comprehensive visibility of all users, devices, and applications that are on the network, as well as technology integration, automation, and granular policy control. With Cisco ISE, your organization will have a centralized security solution that automates context-aware access to connect trusted devices with trusted services.

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