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Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA)

Unlock your network's full potential. Innovate for IT and your business with Cisco DNA.

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Intent-based networking built on Cisco DNA

Cisco DNA takes a software-delivered approach to automating and assuring services across your campus, WAN, and branch networks. Based on an open and extensible platform, DNA allows you to build value on the network, so you can streamline operations and facilitate IT and business innovation.

Solutions that matter for your organization

Discover the top 6 reasons to choose DNA. See our industry design guides.

Automate your network

Automate your network

Provide business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network.

Lower WAN costs

Lower WAN costs

Reduce your OpEx without compromising performance, security, or reliability.

Assure network performance

Assure network performance

Troubleshoot faster and increase IT productivity with context that delivers actionable insights.

Detect and mitigate threats

Detect and mitigate threats

Address threats and vulnerabilities anywhere on your network--including those hiding in encrypted traffic.

Cisco DNA Center: open platform for innovation

Streamline IT operations and automate business intent from end to end with DNA Center's groundbreaking 360-degree extensibility. Integrate network assurance into your IT workflows, and translate contextual network visibility into valuable business insights. Share intelligence with security systems to constantly protect your business.

Featured products

Choose physical or virtual networking products and services that help you unlock the full value of DNA.
We also offer networking solutions for small and midsize businesses.

Accelerate your journey with Cisco Services

With proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools, we help you confidently move to a secure, automated intent-based network.

The path to intent-based networking starts here.

Organizations are continually adopting more technologies to compete in this digital era.
Start addressing your most pressing needs with an intent-based network built on Cisco DNA.

Customer success stories

News and events

Rock the foundation

Rock the foundation

Refresh your network and earn 5% credit toward Cisco DNA products.

Optimize your wireless network performance

Optimize your wireless network performance

Learn how the Aironet 4800 Access Point ensures high-speed connectivity for your expanding network infrastructure.

Building intent-based networks with DevNet

Building intent-based networks with DevNet

Start coding with open APIs on DNA Center Platform. Build apps that drive IT and business innovation.

Right place, right time, right action

Right place, right time, right action

DNA Center Assurance gives you better insights so you can detect issues faster.

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