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Cisco DNA Center

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 artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.​


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Features and benefits

Help optimize your Catalyst 9000 investment and lower your IT spending with Cisco DNA Center.


Take charge of your network with a powerful IBN controller: Get granular views networkwide, and do detailed drilldowns on any network device or client.


Deploy networks in minutes, perform device upgrades and patches networkwide with a single click, help ensure configuration consistency, and save your team time.


Cisco combines AI/ML with more than 30 years of best practices to help optimize your network's performance, reduce troubleshooting time for your team, and lower the cost of network operations.


Automate microsegmentation and deployment of your group-based policies. Integrate your third-party network policy server. React instantly to the latest security threats.

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, each with its own set of features.


  • Basic automation
  • Network visibility


  • Lifecycle image management
  • AI/ML analytics and assurance


  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics
  • Multidomain policy segmentation

New Cisco DNA Center software release

Cisco DNA Center gets smarter, using machine reasoning to automatically check for inconsistencies in switch configuration and in security patches. This release also lets your Samsung smartphones tell you how to improve Wi-Fi connectivity.

Enable these 5 use cases with Cisco DNA Center solutions

Learn the ways Cisco DNA Center helps you automate services for faster workflows, gain visibility for easier troubleshooting, and provide policy-driven security for the campus network.

Network device onboarding

Implement new network services at the speed of business.

Campus software image management

Roll out software patches and address security vulnerabilities automatically.

Campus network assurance

Improve network availability, reliability, and performance.

Campus network segmentation

Automatically segment users, devices, and things to maintain security posture.

Scalable access policy

Automatically recognize and apply policy quickly throughout the organization.

Related solutions for Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA automation​

Reduce the time spent on provisioning and change management from days to hours. Automate software image updates and network device onboarding. Integrate security advisories.

Cisco DNA Assurance

Receive AI/ML network performance insights and guided issue remediation. Spend less time on mundane troubleshooting tasks.

Cisco SD-Access

Get a single network fabric, from the edge to the cloud, using policy-based automation for users, devices, and things.

See how Cisco DNA Center simplifies network management

See how to download, deploy, and update device software images automatically with Cisco DNA Center.

Use Cisco DNA Center to understand your clients. Use it to monitor their health and troubleshoot their issues​.

Cisco DNA Assurance allows you identify issues across your network and find the types of devices that are having problems. ​

See how you can eliminate manual errors, reduce complexity and simplify standard network changes across sites with Cisco DNA Center.

See how you can easily manage IP addresses across globally distributed sites and integrate with third-party infrastructure services.

Cisco DNA Center makes it easy to deploy and test your network sensors. 

Do-it-yourself Assurance Demos

Gain hands-on experience with analytics and assurance capabilities in Cisco DNA Center.

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Accelerate your success with services from Cisco Customer Experience

Confidently move to a secure, automated, intent-based network with expert guidance, proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools.


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