Threat Containment with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

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Your ISE Journey for Threat Containment

Set up Cisco threat containment for network security visibility and analysis that ensures your systems, servers, devices and applications are safe against the latest known or potential threats. Requires ISE Base, Plus or Apex licences.

The resources on this page will assist you in setting up threat containment. Use the content groupings below to begin your setup. Your journey doesn’t end with the Use phase. Stay tuned for additional resources to help you engage, adopt and optimise.



You have probably already set up your Smart Licensing account and planned for ISE setup – but if not, start here.


As you begin to scale and enhance, use these resources to expand and optimise your Threat Containment setup.

Success Measures

Wondering whether you have set up threat containment successfully? Once you have completed configuration, navigate in ISE to:

  1. Operations > Threat Centric NAC Live Logs
  2. Operations > Reports
    Choose from the Threat Centric NAC reports in the left menu.
  3. Context Visibility > Endpoints > Vulnerable Endpoints (ISE 2.1+)

Upgrade to the latest ISE Software version

ISE upgrade best practices

Learn best practices, tips and tricks for a smooth ISE software upgrade.

ISE installation and upgrade guides

Read the latest guides to help you prepare for your upgrade, understand different upgrade methods, and access troubleshooting FAQs.

ISE release notes

Ready to begin your upgrade? Read the latest ISE release notes to understand how to upgrade your software to the latest version. 

ISE Monthly Webinars

Get real-time answers to your ISE questions: Sign up for an online webinar.

Communities and Services

ISE on Cisco Community

The Cisco Community offers a vibrant peer-to-peer network focused on ISE. Join today for quick tips and expert answers.

Cisco Advanced Services

Cisco Advanced Services offers hands-on assistance for setting up Cisco ISE and configuring it to meet your goals.

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