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Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA)

An intent-based network built on Cisco DNA continuously bridges the gap between business and IT.

Features and benefits

Intent-based networking (IBN) built on Cisco DNA takes a software-delivered approach to automating and assuring services across your WAN and your campus and branch networks. Cisco DNA can help you to streamline operations and facilitate IT and business innovation.

Automate, analyze, and integrate with IT

  • View the network as a whole.
  • Provision devices based on policies.
  • Troubleshoot faster with AI-assisted analytics.
  • Make the network a participant in IT and business processes.

Deliver the multi-cloud world

  • Optimize application experience.
  • Secure cloud access with integrated, comprehensive security.
  • Operate simply, using a single management dashboard.
  • Forecast and plan with insightful recommendations.

Detect, contain, and mitigate threats

  • Get complete visibility into user activity, devices, apps, and processes.
  • Reduce the attack surface.
  • Accelerate incident response.
  • Guard against breaches.

Integrate with other domains

  • Extend IBN across the WAN, from campus/branch to data center and cloud.
  • Enforce and monitor common policies.
  • Ensure end-to-end compliance with regulations.
  • Automate app experience.

Products that help you unlock the full value of Cisco DNA

Network management

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.

Network security

Get secure connectivity with centralized management that keeps costs low.

Small business

Rely on secure, simple, and flexible products and solutions.

A Cisco DNA software subscription for every network device

Unlock policy-based automation, secure connectivity, end-to-end visibility, analytics, and assurance in your network. You can license all software through a Cisco Enterprise Agreement or per transaction. And you can manage it easily with a Cisco Smart Account.

Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing

Simplify your SD-WAN and routing architecture and make it easier to deploy, manage, and operate.

Cisco DNA Software for Switching

Segment your network for security, compliance, and complex processes. Centralize policy management.

Cisco DNA Software for Wireless

Deliver exceptional wireless performance for high-density environments. Get end-to-end visibility and remediation guidance.

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.

Small business networking solutions

Operate your network with simple, flexible, and highly secure solutions specifically designed for the small business.

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