IDA (ISE Deployment Assistant)

Our ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) reduces Cisco ISE rollout time in a wired infrastructure. 

Our ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) reduces Cisco ISE rollout time in a wired infrastructure. 

ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) is a downloadable application designed to accelerate the deployment of Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE).

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a network administration product that enables security and access policies for endpoint devices connected to routers and switches. The first step for any potential ISE implementation is to determine if the current network devices are compatible with ISE.

SecurView has developed ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) to help achieve network readiness when deploying Cisco ISE services. IDA 2.3 provides additional support for generating configuration templates for rolling out ISE in enterprise environments.

“ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) automates Readiness assessment, Configuration of network access devices, and Troubleshooting during Cisco ISE deployments.”

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SecurView has released ISE Deployment Assistant (IDA) version 2.3 with the following new features and abilities:

Template Archive/Renaming:

Admin/Users can archive Templates that are obsolete  Admin/Users can rename templates if necessary.


Filter result count:

All filter options in IDA now show the record count resulting from the application of the filter.

Template assignment summary:

The “Manage Device” configuration screen now displays a summary of templates assigned at the global/interface level. It also shows a warning if the device has any archived templates assigned to it.

Performance improvement:

The “Manage Device” configuration and the “Readiness Assessment” screens now load faster.

Report enhancements:

The Validation Report now includes the listing of device IP addresses.

Template Assignment to Trunk interfaces:

Configuration templates can now be assigned to trunk interfaces.  Users may now override any warnings that are issued.

Advanced endpoint analysis:

During staging, you can now select an option to conduct a more detailed analysis of a device.  As a result, additional information is retrieved to enable better control over interface selection.  When this new option is chosen, IDA will fetch the following information for each interface:

  • Endpoint MAC addresses with respective VLAN numbers
  • CDP platform
  • LLDP system description
  • Voice VLAN


Advanced filter options

When advanced endpoint analysis is selected, IDA now provides additional options to filter the interfaces. The options include –

  • CDP
  • LLDP
  • Endpoint MAC address (by value and OUI)
  • Number of endpoints
  • Type of endpoints
  • Voice VLAN