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Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access by Aaron Woland, Jamey Heary

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Chapter 15. Device Posture Assessment

The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) supports posture assessment of clients. Posture assessment allows you to inspect the security “health” of your PC and MAC clients. This includes checking for the installation, running state, and last update for security software, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, personal firewall, and so on. It also ensures the operating systems (OS) are patched appropriately. In addition, ISE posture policies can check for additional custom attributes, like files, processes, registry settings, and applications just to name a few. Taken together, these features provide ISE with the ability to determine the security “health” of a client that is trying to access your network. ISE uses ...

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