Cisco beefs up Identity Services Engine

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Adds self-provisioning functions.

Cisco has added self-provisioning functions to its Identity Services Engine (ISE) in a move it claims will go beyond bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.

It said enhancements to ISE improved self-provisioning of a user's device and policy integrations with mobile device management (MDM) solutions.

With this integration, IT can use ISE to define policies that help ensure mobile devices are enrolled in MDM and gain visibility and control over endpoint access based on policies such as requiring a pin lock, disallowing ‘jailbroken' devices, or remotely wiping the data on lost or stolen devices.

It is updating its wireless LAN infrastructure with the release of Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2 and with the capability to support up to 3000 access points and 30,000 clients.

Also scheduled to be launched this year is ISE 1.1MR, which will offer users a step-by-step process to self-provision their own device.The integration with MDM is scheduled to be available globally by the end of this year.

To enforce compliance on mobile devices, Cisco was working with several MDM vendors including AirWatch, Good Technology, MobileIron and Zenprise to integrate their solutions with ISE.

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