Cisco ACS Server
Network security threats are increasing exponentially. Companies need an access management control system in the network. RADIUS is an authentication service that tells the network access devices (Routers, Firewalls or Wireless LAN controllers) whether a particular connecting user should be allowed and which corporate resources will be accessible and under what conditions, such as data download or bandwidth limits and time of day constraints
Cisco Secure ACS is an access control server that operates as authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server allows users to access corporate network resources via inside or outside the company network.
Cisco Secure ACS advantages
- Cisco ACS gives more control to authenticate user credentials with 802.1x security deployment in wired and wireless network. 802.1X provides greater network visibility because the authentication process that links a username with an IP address, MAC address or switchport
- ACS provides access control and accounting for firewalls, VPNs, switched and wireless LANs
- ACS runs as an application on a windows platform and provides easy of management for users accesses through the use of specific roles and groups