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Posted October 9, 2012
Recommended if you are a Cisco House
I obtained AAA Identity Management Security at the Sonoran Desert Security Users Group (SDSUG) meeting. The book addresses the two major versions of the Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) platform, 4.x and 5.x and primarily focuses on how to implement, configure, and manage AAA identity management with CiscoSecure ACS 4.X and 5.X. It also covers how ACS integrates with various security solutions such as Identity Stores, VPN, NAS for 802.1X, and Cisco ASA/PIX. The book explains everything with real, practical examples, beginning with basic AAA concepts to advance concepts on ACS 4.x & 5.X. It provides a mixture of scenarios and configuration examples. The book is a nice reference on how on to tie up all the elements of AAA on the various Cisco Devices. PROS: If you are a Cisco house, then this is an excellent book. It focuses on specific Cisco devices (e.g. routers, switches, access points, firewalls) and their AAA configuration with ACS. Each section provides configuration syntax and examples, debug outputs with explanations, and ACS screenshots. The lab scenarios correspond to real-life solutions and is very useful when setting up ACS in your environment. CONS: If you are not a Cisco house, then this book will not be of great use. It does provide a good overview of RADIUS; TACACS; and LDAP but that would not be enough reason to purchase the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.