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Cisco Identity Services Engine Case Study



This case study of AT&T is based on a May 2017 survey of Cisco Identity Services Engine customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Cisco ISE provides visibility and control over our network and assists our clients to implement secure access policies across all device types wireless and wired. The functional and integration capabilities are endless.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Identity Services Engine:

  • Purchased Cisco ISE for the following reasons:
    • Preference and trust in Cisco Systems, Inc.
    • Integration with other Cisco products and technologies
    • Superior user and device visibility
    • Range of capabilities
  • The following IT trends are driving the need for Cisco ISE:
    • Secure Network Access
    • Malware
    • IoT
    • Mobility
    • Cyber Security

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of Cisco Identity Services Engine that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is using version 1.4 of Cisco ISE.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Cisco Identity Services Engine:

  • Enables organizations to:
    • See users and devices on their network
    • Secure access
    • Manage guest services
    • Provide BYOD or enterprise mobility
    • Ensure endpoint compliance (i.e. Posture)
    • Contain threats
  • Evaluated the following vendors before purchasing ISE:
    • HPE Aruba
    • ForeScout
  • Achieved the following outcomes using Cisco ISE:
    • Provide actionable intelligence on the users and devices on the network
    • Minimize the risk of unsecured devices entering the network
    • Comply with regulatory requirements
    • Give employees the flexibility to work anywhere on any device securely
  • Is currently very satisfied with ISE.
  • Finds the following Cisco ISE features to be most valuable:
    • Integration with Cisco and 3rd Party Solutions
    • New Guest Enhancements

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Cisco Identity Services Engine by TechValidate.

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