SISE Upgrade-What's New in Version 2.1



In this course, you will learn about the new features available in Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.0 and 2.1. The intention is not to provide a complete overview of ISE but to provide a delta ISE 2.1 two-day course (see SISE - Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine v2.1� if a comprehensive ISE course is desired). You will get hands-on experience with labs that cover multi-AD integration, BYOD using an iPAD, posture integration using the Cisco AnyConnect Unified Agent, guest access management, and enhanced TrustSec.


Engineers who need to understand the new features of ISE v2.0 and v2.1


  • Previous knowledge of ISE versions 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 is required
  • If you do not already have in-depth experience of a previous ISE version then you should complete the SISE v2.1 course

Learning Objectives

New features of the Cisco Identity Services Engine v2.0 and 2.1

1. Introduction to ISE - Features and Capabilities

  • Briefing on AAA, Profiling, Guest, BYOD, Posture, MDM Integration, and PxGrid Integrations
  • What's New in Version 2.0
  • What's New in Version 2.1
  • ISE License Options
  • ISE Scaling, Deployments, and Platforms

2. ISE for a Multi Active Directory Environment

  • Integrate Cisco ISE with AD
  • Integrate Cisco ISE with Second AD
  • Easy Connect Access for Integrating ISE and AD in a Non 802.1X Environment

3. Implementing BYOD

  • BYOD Process Overview
  • My Devices Portal
  • MDM Integrations

4. Implementing Guest Access

  • Configure Guest Access
  • Sponsor Configuration
  • Guest Report

5. Enhancing TrustSec Capabilities

  • MACSec
  • New Automated TrustSec Integration with a New Interface

6. TACACS Integration

  • TACACS+ Device Administration Work Center
  • Authenticating and Authorizing Device Administration


  • High-Level Discussion
  • Integration with StealthWatch

8. Additional Features in ISE 2.0 and 2.1

  • NAD Profiles and Third Party
  • Authentication VLAN
  • Location Awareness and MSE Integration