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Cisco DNA Spaces for Education

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Updated:November 11, 2021

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Updated:November 11, 2021


The bridge between the data available in your physical space and the insights that data provides.

Product overview

Cisco DNA Spaces is part of Cisco’s broad portfolio of networking, security, cloud, and collaboration offerings that deliver a complete education solution that securely connects students, faculty, and administrators—no matter where they are—so learning never stops.

Cisco DNA Spaces leverages existing wireless and switching infrastructure to harness the behavioral data of people and things for insights that help educational institutions transform the campus environment to deliver new models of teaching and student engagement. It offers location-based solutions that are simple to use, work together seamlessly, and help make operations more efficient.



Enable a safe workplace with indoor location services that provide meaningful, real-time data about who is on your campus and where they go.


IoT services for smart buildings let your switches and access points act as a unifying layer between different wired and wireless IoT solutions, helping you deliver on a multitude of use cases to optimize your services and operations.


Offer seamless wireless access with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device onboarding that simplifies connections and opens new opportunities for engagement and revenue.

Education use cases

Build a flexible campus

Enable a smart and connected campus that empowers students, faculty, and staff with seamless mobile and location services, and gain behavioral insights that help you optimize the campus experience.

     Captive portals

     Contextual notifications


     Campus app integration

     IoT services


     Room availability

Streamline administration

Improve operations and data-based decisions using location analytics for behavior and space utilization insights, and by using IoT services to centralize management of multiple-vendor IoT device solutions.

     Automated attendance tracking

     Behavioral insights

     Room availability and utilization

     IoT services

Facilitate safety and security

Help ensure a safe and healthy return to campus for students, faculty, and staff with data and applications that let you monitor the density in your buildings and effectively communicate safety information via signage, wireless portals, and alerts.

     Density monitoring

     Occupancy threshold alerts

     Environmental monitoring

     Contextual notifications

Be ready for scale with an open platform

Most location-based solutions in the market today require proprietary, vendor-specific hardware and software. This limits the variety of use cases they can serve and creates management complexity.

By contrast, Cisco DNA Spaces is an open platform that sits at the nexus of a broad ecosystem of device and software partners, channel partners, and industry associations.

Our ability to unify management in a multivendor, multitechnology environment using the existing wireless and switching infrastructure is the reason our platform can address more use cases, scale more easily, and deliver better business outcomes for our customers.

Learn more

To learn more about Cisco DNA Spaces and how it can help to digitize your physical space, read the Cisco DNA Spaces solution overview and visit https://www.cisco.com/go/dnaspaces.




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