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(Video) Integration of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)

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Hemant Sharma is a Wireless Development Engineer at Cisco Systems


Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a next generation product that provides various types of solutions/services in a single box. Example – ACS, NAC, NAC Profiler, NAC Guest Portfolios.




In the first Video you will see:


1. Integration of ISE and WLC.
2. Basic configuration of WLC and ISE. 






In the Second video you will see:


1.     Posturing of wireless client. 
2.     Wireless client association.
3.     Limitation


Please Rate the Videos. PART 1 and PART 2.


Key features of ISE

  • AAA protocols   - it uses RADUIS Protocol for Authentication, Authorization  and Accounting. ISE NAC and WLC uses RADUIS protocol to communicate with each other.

  • Authentication protocols – It supports various types of authentication protocols. PAP, MS-CHAP, EAP-MD5, PEAP, EAP-FAST,  EAP-TLS.

  • Access control – it provides wide range of access control mechanism like - URL Redirect, Vlan Assignment, downloadable access control lists dACLs), and SGA tagging.

  • Posture – ISE verifies endpoint’s posture assessment via either a NAC-client-Agent or web agent. An admin can configure various kinds of posture conditions like – latest OS patches, Antivirus etc.-

  • Profiling – Profiling is for identifying and analyzing end-points in the network, end-points can be any device in the network which try to access network like – iPhone, iPad, laptop, printers etc. ISE comes with several pre-defined profiles for end-points. We can also create our own and we can define specific authorization policy to those profile.

  • Policy model – policy model offers attributes and rule based policies for creating flexible and more specific  access control policy.

  • Guest lifecycle management -  this feature is used to create a lobby admin, in ISE terminology, it is called sponsor user  who can create login credentials for guest user.

  • Platform options  - ISE available as a physical or virtual appliance. It can also be installed on VMware.

  • Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Reporting are easy and user friendly.



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Integration of ISE (Identity Services Engine) with Cisco WLC (Wireless LAN Controller)