ISE 2.1 Visibility Features

ISE 2.1 was released this past June and contains a number of visibility enhancements.  Some of these enhancements include Context Visibility, Dashboard customization, and the Visibility Wizard.  All of these allow ISE administrators to gather detailed information about what users and devices are on the network.  Check out for more for more details!


Updated Meraki and ISE Integration Guide

How-toI’m please to share that an updated version of the Integrating Meraki Networks with Cisco Identity Services Engine Guide has been posted to  Cisco Meraki has an open beta available for existing customers that will allow tighter integrations between Meraki MR Platforms and Cisco Identity Services Engine.  With these new features, Meraki wireless networks will be able to utilize features such as MDM enrollment, device posture assessment, advanced wireless guest services, and native 802.1X supplicant provisioning!  Check out the video demo below.


SISAS 300-208 for CCNP Security

CCNP SecurityI had the privledge of being a technical editor for Aaron Woland and Kevin Redmond on the CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 certification guide that was recently published. There is a lot of great information on Cisco ISE and all the the working components that enable companies to deploy 802.1X, BYOD, Guest Services and more.  Want to learn how to scale ISE deployments?  Maybe understand certificate base authentication or endpoint posture assessment?  CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide will help you understand whats needed for a successful Cisco ISE deployment.

This book covers one of the four certifications exams needed to obtain the CCNP Security certification.  To obtain CCNP Security certification (as of this writing), you must have a valid CCNA Security or CCIE certification and pass the 300-206, 300-207, 300-208 and 300-209 written exams.


New blog!

Lost the old blog due to server failure.  Very sad and frustrating since I had a good 6 years worth of content.  At the end of the day, I learned a very valuable lesson about backing up your data!