Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA)
Unlock your network’s full potential. Drive IT and business innovation.
Intent-based networking, ushering in a new network era.
Increasingly, the agility of an organization’s network determines the agility of the business. All too often, a rigid network holds back the organization’s ability to flourish in an era of change. Cisco DNA provides a complete intent-based networking system that is constantly learning, adapting, and using contextual insights to make sure the network continuously responds to dynamic IT and business needs. Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven architecture that turns vision into reality.
Cisco DNA Subscriptions
Get networking essentials, including base automation, monitoring, and easy management.
Get all Cisco DNA Essentials features plus Cisco SD-Access, Encrypted Traffic Analytics, and Cisco DNA Assurance.
Network Management Made Simple
Cisco DNA is a controller-based architecture. Having Cisco DNA Center at its core, Cisco DNA provides the policy, automation, and analytics required to adapt to change, simplify and scale operations, and protect against degradation and threats. It provides 360-degree open platform extensibility to vastly increase the network’s value by opening the way for new and innovative applications, processes, and solutions that are required today, and those that will be needed in the future.
Features and benefits
Intent-based networking (IBN) built on Cisco DNA takes a software-delivered approach to automating and assuring services in your campus and branch networks and across your WAN. Cisco DNA can help you to streamline operations, analyze and resolve issues faster, and increase user productivity by optimizing application performance.
Automate, analyze, and optimize
Translate business intent into network policies, and use automation and AI/ML analytics to help achieve business outcomes.
Detect, contain, and mitigate threats
Get complete visibility into user activity, devices, things, and traffic to enforce zero-trust security.
Deliver the multicloud world
Provide consistent and secure application delivery in today's highly distributed hybrid and multicloud environment to optimize the user experience.
Centralize design and management
Take control of your network and orchestrate functions with onsite and cloud-based network controllers.
Products that help you unlock the full value of Cisco DNA
Use a single dashboard to automate processes and optimize performance with analytics.
Build a network with switches that constantly learn, adapt, and protect.
Simplify your WAN architecture and make it easier to deploy, manage, and operate.
Get secure connectivity with centralized management that keeps costs low.
Cisco Zero Trust Promotion
Get a free year of Cyber Vision and DNA Center when purchasing qualifying Cisco switches
Security everywhere, turning the network into a sensor and enforcement system that identifies and contains risk and threats, even in encrypted traffic
Centralized, cloud-enabled management to design, provision, enable policy, and assure network services
Open platform capabilities that allow the network to understand the needs of the business and integrate the network into IT and business processes
Automation to simplify operations and accelerate policy enforcement consistently and reliably across all devices in access, campus, and WAN networks
Assurance to proactively predict performance and remediate problems through machine learning and correlations for business insights and operational efficiencies
Intent-ready physical and virtual infrastructure to make sure all your switches, routers, and access points can support the latest software innovations, today and into the future