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Cisco ISE Express Now Offers Enterprise Guest for Less

- May 14, 2015 - 3 Comments

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It’s a familiar scene – people sitting in a coffee shop or waiting room, fiddling with their mobile phones – punctuated by a single question. “Do you have Wi-Fi?”  As Wi-Fi has become ubiquitous in everyday life, customers have come to expect some level of access when visiting businesses – from coffee shops to hospitals, from waiting areas to public parks.

Guest access has becomes an essential – almost required – service for practically every business, and, as technology has advanced, their guests expect easy access and a fast connection.  Often times, such services present a pricey proposition to many smaller organizations and cost-conscious institutions.  In response to this, the Cisco ISE team is pleased to announce the release of Cisco ISE Express, a comprehensive licensing bundle that offers Enterprise-level guest services – including hotspot, sponsored and self-registration portals – and RADIUS/AAA for access at an aggressive, entry-level price.

ISE Express is a complete package for guest access, and it’s fast and easy to get it up and running in your network.  The bundle includes Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).  Base licensing for 150 endpoints, an ISE virtual machine, unlimited access to the ISE Portal Builder, a web-based portal customization tool, and a quick installation guide. Cisco ISE includes native design capabilities that allow you to quickly design a portal by adding images (e.g., logos and banners) and selecting a color theme to match a corporate brand. Included with ISE Express is unlimited use of the ISE Portal Builder, a web-based tool that allows users to create highly customized portals in 17 different languages with a suite of 10 designer templates that are easily customizable and easily exportable to Cisco ISE.

For our customers who have been interested in Cisco ISE but haven’t moved forward yet due to budget, man hours, or resources, we feel Cisco ISE Express offers a fantastic opportunity to take that next step and deploy Cisco ISE in their networks for streamlined guest experiences.

For more information about Cisco ISE, go to http://cisco.com/go/ise.  For more details on ISE Express, contact your certified Cisco reseller.

 

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3 Comments

    Sounds like an interesting offering, but where *on the cisco-site* is more information on that system?

    • Hi, I found a PPT on Partner Education Center and also the current SKU but it still is under NPH. I think more information and publicly available documentation will follow, especially when taking into account the release of the ISE Express (announced for general availability in May 2015). I would stay tuned on this. BTW, Awesome step that was taken here. Just a question of my own on this: Can I add Base Licenses to this for customers with a much heavier guest count (restaurants/ theatres, convention halls etc)?

      • PMeyer -- yes you can add Base, Plus, and Apex licenses to the ISE Express VM (virtual machine) for up to 5,000 total endpoints.

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