Today, thousands of Cisco customers are using the Identity Services Engine for guest and BYOD access. Naturally they want their users to have a great experience with great looking portals that’s consistent with their company brand.
Custom portal creation typically requires technical and design expertise that’s scarcer than you would think. That can put IT in a bit of a bind when they’re trying to provide a quality service to their users. That’s why we created the cloud-based ISE Portal Builder which allows ISE customers to easily create guest and BYOD portals for free instead of paying someone to do it. To date, more than 3,000 ISE customers have used the ISE Portal Builder to create over 7,000 custom portals without special technical or design skills.
When we first designed this tool, we envisioned that it would be mostly used by smaller companies, but we’re seeing it used by Fortune 50 companies as they seem to have just as hard a time finding the talent and expertise to develop their portals.
How did this save over $17 million? Portal creation can be costly and vary from $500 to $50,000. Instead of paying an average of $2,500 for each portal, ISE customers are saving a lot in design costs in addition to having customized portals without a bunch of operational bugs.
Customers tell me they like the ISE Portal Builder because it’s fast and easy to create brand-customized portals that look like they were done by a professional. In case you didn’t know, the ISE Portal Builder is a drag and drop WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) design tool built for people with limited or no design or technical skills. You can create all of your guest and BYOD portal pages using templates or from scratch, translate them into 17 languages, and further customize by language or page and share them with others to comment on or change.
When a design is finished, you can upload it to ISE. The whole process is relatively easy, but if you have problems we provide excellent support.
Here are a few samples, but if you are a Cisco customer please go and take a look at the tool.
Create Guest Sign-on Pages in English
Modify BYOD Success Page in Arabic (and 16 other languages)