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Cisco DNA Automation

Streamline your intent-based network

No more box-by-box configuration and deployment. Using intent-based policy, Cisco DNA automation capabilities transform previously manual onboarding, configuration, provisioning, and software management processes to simplify and scale network operations and greatly minimize configuration errors.

Features and benefits

Cisco DNA automation replaces manual chores with a more agile and effective process based on four sets of capabilities: visibility, intent, deployment, and management.

Visibility

Automatically discover devices to get end-to-end network visibility and a network inventory.

Intent

Define how you intend your network to work, and translate that intent into automation.

Deployment

No more guessing about configurations. Simply plug in a network device to onboard it automatically. 

Management

Help ensure end-to-end network consistency and performance with the right software image management for every device.

Components of Cisco DNA automation

Cisco DNA software

Help enable continuous innovation through software updates. Choose from three licensing tiers for your access points, switches, and routers.

Cisco DNA Center

Manage automation and assurance for your entire network from a central dashboard.

Cisco DNA infrastructure

Deploy Cisco software-programmable access points, switches, routers, and other devices to help enable automation capabilities.

Cisco services

Get more from your intent-based network with Cisco Customer Experience services.

Cisco DevNet

Learn how to extend automation across the enterprise via open APIs​.

Cisco security

Integrate with Cisco security solutions such as Umbrella, Stealthwatch, firewalls, and wIPS.

 

Automation powered by Cisco DNA software

Cisco DNA software suites are designed to address your automation and segmentation requirements. Choose from three subscription tiers: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage, and Cisco DNA Premier.

Subscriptions are available in 3-, 5-, and 7-year terms. All include Cisco Software Support Service (SWSS).

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.

Configuration time shrinks from months to minutes

"Migrating to a new network infrastructure across 300-plus sites, with Wi-Fi 6 access points, switches, and access control, is no small feat. With Cisco DNA automation, what would've taken months of manual configuration processes took us just 20 minutes. This saves us time and money, both of which are important for our lean IT team."

Kent Heide, Tech Ops Department Manager, Tromso Kommune.​

See how

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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