January 30, 2024


What’s Trending? How about NACs

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Recent industry-wide data from Forrester has shown that not only are NACs not dead. How does Cisco ISE figure in?

May 2, 2022


ISE business value and ROI uncovered in Forrester study

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Looking to deploy ISE? Forrester conducted a study to uncover the business value and ROI of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and revealed a 191% return.

October 16, 2018


Why ISE Continues to Win

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Frost and Sullivan recently announced Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) won their 2018 NAC Market Leadership Award.

February 11, 2015


Cisco Annual Security Report 2015: Secure Access for Defending Against Threats

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Cisco recently published their Annual Security Report (ASR) for 2015 and there was quite a bit of interesting information on what happened in 2014, but also trends for 2015. We saw the rise in the number of highly publicized attacks in 2014 and the fact that C-Level Executives are under a lot of pressure to […]

December 23, 2014


Network Access Control Sure Isn’t What It Used to Be…

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Chances are you might be reading this blogpost on a device other than a laptop or desktop computer.  I’d also wager that the device you’re using to read this post handles double-duty – that is, you use it for both work (e.g., checking email, reviewing confidential documents) and play (e.g., Vine, Flappy Bird, social media). […]

November 11, 2014


New White Paper from Enterprise Strategy Group on the Evolution of and Need for Secure Network Access

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Mention Network Access Control (NAC) to some security or network operations engineers, and they just might grimace.  Why?  Most people still associate NAC with a set of technologies that were complicated to deploy and implement effectively. Today, however, those nightmare assumptions are far removed from the reality.  In this newly released white paper, Jon Oltsik, […]

January 23, 2014


Security Realities of IoT (Internet of Things)

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Are you a security professional or IT professional just resolving the security issues with BYOD (bring-your-own-device)? Watch out, BYOD was a precursor or warm up exercise to the tsunami just hitting your shores now. The SANS Institute just completed a survey on the security viewpoints on IoT, predominantly with security and IT professionals. 78% of […]

November 6, 2013


Cisco ISE in the lab.

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My company is in the very early stages of an MDM BYOD project.  As part of that we are looking at the Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) as a central piece.  I am about half way through my testing and I thought that I would pass on some of what I have learned so far.  […]