Chapter 6

Cisco Identity Services Engine Architecture

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Up to this point in the book, we’ve looked generically at several key components of a network security architecture, highlighting fundamentals such as AAA, identity management, and EAP/802.1X. This chapter looks specifically at Cisco’s Identity Services Engine. It provides a general description of Cisco ISE, the various personas that ISE can assume, physical and virtual instantiations of ISE, and several common Cisco ISE deployment scenarios.

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