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Cisco Catalyst Center is a powerful management system that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to connect, secure, and automate network operations. Catalyst Center simplifies management of Cisco® Catalyst® network infrastructure and ensures a consistent user experience across wired and wireless networks. It delivers enterprise-scale, secure, seamless, and reliable connectivity among users, applications, and things.
● Simplify operations and reduce operational costs by leveraging AI and automating network operations.
● Improve user experiences with deep insights into business-critical applications and client health.
● Accelerate digital agility through business process automation using Cisco and third-party ecosystem.
● Secure the digital enterprise with intuitive security policy management, AI-enabled enforcement, and automated compliance checks.
● Drive sustainability by enabling smart buildings and optimizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) infrastructure.
Catalyst Center simplifies network management by automating routine operations, predicting potential problems, and accelerating issue resolution. It automates discovery of network devices and simplifies provisioning using plug and play, zero-touch provisioning. In addition, Catalyst Center reduces human error and enables compliance by translating policies into configurations and applying them uniformly across the network. Automated software image management eliminates the manual effort involved in keeping device software up to date. Predictive analytics identify potential issues before they become problems. Should issues occur, Catalyst Center enables quicker troubleshooting and resolution, thanks to machine learning and Cisco’s vast networking expertise.
Improve user experiences:
Catalyst Center provides deeper insights into user experiences. Network engineers visualize Wi-Fi spatial coverage across floors and walls of a building in 3D, to optimize coverage and deliver services where they are needed. Catalyst Center uses AI to fine tune Wi-Fi performance and coverage based on actual usage. It improves hybrid work experiences by providing deep insights into collaboration applications such as Webex® by Cisco and Microsoft Teams. Furthermore, Catalyst Center enables faster remediation of end-user device issues, thanks to Cisco’s deep technology partnerships with Apple, Samsung, and Intel.
Accelerate digital agility:
Catalyst Center accelerates digital agility using its extensive Cisco and third-party ecosystem to automate and streamline IT processes. Integration with ServiceNow ITSM automates incident management and streamlines problem and change management processes. The integrated PagerDuty system accelerates incident response, resulting in improved service availability.
Together with Cisco ThousandEyes®, Catalyst Center extends visibility into the internet and delivers better digital experiences for users. Other Cisco and third-party ecosystem solutions contribute to further improvements in operational efficiency.
Secure the digital enterprise:
Catalyst Center improves security posture of the network by shrinking the attack surface, eliminating vulnerabilities, and employing zero-trust principles for network access. Granular segmentation of the network facilitated by intuitive group-based policies helps reduce the attack surface. AI-assisted automation of the identification, profiling, and grouping of IT and OT endpoints eliminates associated complexity. Catalyst Center secures the network from compromised endpoints by identifying anomalous behavior and automating the quarantine process. It helps eliminate security vulnerabilities and ensure compliance by automating software, configuration, and policy-compliance verification. Additionally, the integrated Cisco security suite minimizes exposure to security threats and accelerates resolution when issues occur.
Catalyst Center enables smart buildings by connecting, securing, and managing IoT devices and sensors. It provides insights into PoE capacity and power consumption to help optimize PoE infrastructure and drive power savings. Catalyst Center helps reduce power consumption of Access Points (APs) by up to 20 percent with central administration of AP power profiles and calendars. In addition, Wi-Fi 6/6E planning tools assist with upgrades to more efficient Wi-Fi technologies.
To learn more about Cisco Catalyst Center and how it simplifies network management, visit the Cisco Catalyst Center web page: https://www.cisco.com/go/catalystcenter.