Cisco® Secure Access Control Server (ACS) is a Product Details
As an important component of the Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) architecture, Cisco Secure ACS extends access security by combining authentication, user or administrator access, and policy control from a centralized identity networking framework, allowing for greater flexibility and mobility, increased security, and user productivity gains. Cisco Secure ACS supports a wide array of access connection types, including wired and wireless LAN, dialup, broadband, content, storage, voice over IP (VoIP), firewalls, and VPNs.
Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) for Windows provides a centralized identity networking solution and simplified user management experience across all Cisco devices and security management applications. Cisco Secure ACS helps to ensure enforcement of assigned policies by allowing network administrators to control:
^^Who can log into the network
^^The privileges each user has in the network
^^Recorded security audit or account billing information
^^Access and command controls that are enabled for each configuration’s administrator
The Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine is a highly secure, OS-independent, and dedicated platform that offers a highly manageable access-control solution with an increasingly reduced setup and troubleshooting time.With Cisco Secure ACS, you can manage and administer user access for Cisco IOS® routers, VPNs, firewalls, dialup and DSL connections, cable access solutions, storage, content, voice over IP (VoIP), Cisco wireless solutions, and Cisco Catalyst® switches using IEEE 802.1x access control.
• Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) support
• Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST) support for wireless authentication
• Downloadable IP access-control lists (ACLs)
• Certification Revocation List (CRL) comparison for EAP-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) authentication
• Machine Access Restriction (MAR) complementing 802.1X machine authentication
• Network Access Filtering (NAF) as a new shared-profile component
• Cisco Security Agent integration in Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine
• Replication enhancements for allowing more granular user and group components selections