Cisco Secure Solution Engine
An appliance version of Cisco Secure ACS exists. The Cisco Secure Solution Engine is a rack mountable, dedicated platform that provides nearly the same functionality as the Windows versions of Cisco Secure ACS. The Cisco Secure Solution Engine version 3.2 is a
Certain features are a little different with the appliance as opposed to the software versions of Cisco Secure ACS. These include the following:
The Cisco Secure Solution Engine is a rack mountable 1U box with an Intel ISP 1100 motherboard, 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 processor with 1 GB memory, and two 10/100 Ethernet interfaces. The Solution Engine also has a 40 GB Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard drive, a floppy drive, and a CD-ROM. A serial interface is also present. The parallel port, video, keyboard, and mouse controllers are not used.
The Cisco Secure product line has undergone massive improvements and renovations since the initial release dates. With each new version, more and more functionality and capabilities are being built in to provide a high-
In upcoming chapters of this book, you are given the opportunity to install and deploy an ACS, become familiar with the interface, and explore the
Chapter 5. Deploying Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows Server
In this chapter, you learn the following topics:
Welcome to Cisco Secure Access Control Server, authentication, authorization, and accounting management. In today's networks, it's not good enough to simply install a network; you must secure it as well. As you progress through this book, you learn how to deploy and manage a Cisco Secure Access Control Server (CSACS). You also examine some working examples that can be used as a guideline in your day-to-day management of ACS.
In this chapter, you prepare for and deploy an ACS device in your network. You learn where to obtain the ACS software, the required resources, and the process of installing ACS on a server in your network.