ISE 2.1 - Configuration of AMP & ISE Integration

This post is going to go over the integration of ISE 2.1 and AMP for Endpoints. ISE 2.1 introduces the concept of a "Threat Centric NAC" which allows you to configure vulnerabiltiy and threat adapters to send high fidelity Indicators of Compromise (IoC), Threat Detected events, and CVSS scores to ISE so that threat-centric access policies can be created to change the privilege of the endpoint accordingly. 

StealthWatch and ISE Integration with CA-Signed Certificate

In this blog post, I'll go over StealthWatch and ISE integration with pxGrid. With this integration, ISE will share contextual information such as username and device information with StealthWatch and it adds the ability to do rapid threat containment to quarantine misbehaving endpoints. I'm going to use a CA-signed certificate in this post and later I'll add a post with self-signed certificates. 

StealthWatch ProxyWatch with WSA

In this blog post, I'm going to go over ProxyWatch with StealthWatch. Many enterprises utilize proxies to protect their networks. They provide protection at the cost of visibility to other security solutions. ProxyWatch is a licensed feature that allows StealthWatch to see the translated address and associate it with the other side of the proxy conversation which provides more accurate troubleshooting and forensics. It's a bit like NAT stitching for proxies. 

StealthWatch Introduction

Lancope was founded back in 2000 and is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to protect enterprises against today's top threats. The StealthWatch System uses NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of network telemetry to detect a wide range of attacks from a variety of threats including APTs, DDoS, zero-day malware and insider threats. Lancope was just recently acquired by Cisco late last year but the company itself had a very close relationship with Cisco prior to that and thanks to that relationship, it integrates quite well with a variety of existing Cisco solutions. In this first post, I'm going to dig into some of the components of the StealthWatch System.

ISE 2.0 - Profiling

In a perfect world, you could authenticate your hosts onto the network with either dot1x or going through a guest portal but the reality is that not every device connected to your network will have the ability to navigate the guest flow or utilize dot1x. Unfortunately, most of us don't live in a perfect world and have to connect devices to our networks such as phones, IP cameras, printers, badge readers, access points, etc so for that reason, profiling comes in. What ISE will do is gather a series of attributes from the NADs that the endpoints are connected to and based on those collections of attributes, ISE is able to make a determination of what kind of device that endpoint is