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Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Solution Engine is a rack-mounted, dedicated platform supporting a comprehensive identity-based networking solution for Cisco intelligent information networks. As an important component of the Cisco Identity- Based Networking Services (IBNS) architecture, Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine extends access security by combining authentication, user or administrator access, and policy control from a centralized identity-based networking framework. This gives enterprise networks greater flexibility, mobility, and security, resulting in user productivity gains. Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine 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 ACS is available in two options: the Cisco Secure ACS for Windows software kit, and the Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine appliance. Cisco Secure ACS is the leading authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) platform in the market; it is deployed by 90 percent of the top 500 Cisco customers and by more than 20,000 customers worldwide. Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine is a ready-to-use, security-hardened server focused on exclusively running the Cisco Secure ACS services. Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine provides customers with dedicated, exclusive service for AAA that reduces the support and day-to-day management requirements of Cisco Secure ACS systems in the network.