The Cisco® Secure Access Control System ties together an enterprise’s network-access policy and identity strategy. This highly sophisticated policy-based access control platform delivers:
- Unique, flexible, and detailed device administration in IPv4 and IPv6 networks with full auditing and reporting capabilities as required for standards compliance - A powerful attribute-guided and rules-based policy model that flexibly addresses complex policy needs - A lightweight web-based GUI with intuitive navigation and a workflow accessible from both IPv4 and IPv6 clients - Integrated advanced monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting capabilities for excellent control and visibility - A distributed architecture for medium-sized and large-scale deployments, with up to 22 instances in a single cluster - Capability to connect different nodes (instances) in a cluster to different Microsoft Active Directory domains - Administrator authentication through Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) - API for create, read, update, and delete operations on devices and hosts - Support for the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) - Synchronization of the machine access restriction (MAR) cache among all Secure Access Control System instances in a cluster - Scheduled (automated) reports sent through email - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps for the solution’s health status - Encrypted (secure) syslogs - Capability to disable users after N days of inactivity - Capability to disable users after N failed attempts on a user or group basis - Email notifications to users and administrators N days before their passwords expire
Customers can upgrade to release 5.7 from any previous version. Release 5.7 includes software utilities to migrate data from previous versions.