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A better way to control your network

Cisco DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

Features and capabilities


  • Complete control from a single dashboard
  • Granular views of the network, services, and devices
  • Device lifecycle management
  • Import maps and configurations for Cisco Prime or APIC-EM

Automation with Cisco DNA Center

  • Automated device discovery
  • Drag-and-drop policy creation
  • Zero-touch device deployment
  • Automated quality of service (QoS)


  • Everything as a sensor
  • Context-guided analytics
  • Over 150 actionable insights
  • Guided remediation


  • Threat detection and response
  • Stealthwatch and ISE integration
  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics
  • Highly secure segmentation

How Cisco DNA Center works

Your programmable network infrastructure sends data to the Cisco DNA Center Appliance. The appliance activates features and capabilities on your network devices using Cisco DNA software. Everything is managed from the Cisco DNA Center dashboard.

Unlock innovation with Cisco DNA software

A Cisco DNA software license is required for each router, switch, and wireless access point.
Licenses are available in three tiers depending on required features.


  • Basic automation
  • Network visibility


  • Everything in Essentials
  • Advanced automation
  • Life cycle image management (SWIM)
  • Analytics and assurance
  • API/SDK integration


  • Everything in Advantage
  • Encrypted traffic analytics
  • Policy segmentation

Count on Cisco DNA Center for automation, analytics, and security

Automate for scale

Reduce the time spent on provisioning and change management from days to hours.

Prevent downtime

Get network performance insights and guided issue remediation. Spend less time on mundane troubleshooting tasks.

Secure your access

Quickly detect and respond to threats, before hackers can steal data or disrupt operations.

See how Cisco DNA Center simplifies network management

The network is now open for business

5 reasons why Cisco DNA Center is the platform for digital business

Cisco DNA Center Platform

Unlock your network's full potential with an open platform for intent-based networking.


The open platform to fuel innovation

Get 360-degree extensibility to integrate the network into your IT processes and to support new digital innovations. Customize the network your way, and support your use cases now and into the future.

Cisco DNA Center partner solutions

Learn about exciting new solutions that Cisco partners are building—solutions that transform slow processes into automated workflows. Deliver business intent across the network, or manage third-party devices.

Getting started with the platform

Cisco customers and partners can get hands-on access to the API catalog, SDKs, learning resources, and more. Experiment and build customized solutions that drive IT and business innovations.

Intent-based networking demands an open platform​

Learn how intent-based networking becomes an innovation engine and integration point across the organization.

Cisco DNA Center Assurance

Spend less time troubleshooting. Assurance constantly checks alignment of network operations with intent.

Migrate with ease and confidence

Our experts help unleash the power of an open platform with comprehensive design, network, and software integration.

News and events

Cisco Training on Demand course

Explore features and advantages through the Cisco DNA Center Assurance workflow.

Creating a world of possibilities

See how Cisco DNA Center now provides 360-degree open platform extensibility and unlocks new opportunities for IT innovation.

Save with Cisco DNA Starter Bundle

Bundle to save 25% on Cisco DNA Center Appliances.

Building intent-based networks with DevNet

Start coding with open APIs on Cisco DNA Center Platform. Build apps that drive IT and business innovation.


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