Cisco Intelligent Branch

The Next Era of Networking Has Arrived

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The Next Era of Networking Has Arrived

Take Your Branch to the Next Level

Discover how Cisco Intelligent Branch can enable your digital transformation by helping you to:

  • Deliver an immersive experience for customers and employees
  • Achieve cost advantage through the consolidation of devices at the branch
  • Simplify operations with a software-defined WAN platform
  • Protect your business with pervasive security at the network edge and branch

Elevate Your Customer Experience

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The Evolving Branch

Fuel innovation, capture competitive advantage, and grow your business as you accelerate your digital transformation. Many of these changes will begin at the branch, where your employees are located and where you engage with your customers. As a result, today’s businesses need to change to meet growing demands for capabilities like:

  • Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) applications
  • Rich media like teleconferencing and high-definition video
  • Increased use of mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices
  • Direct Internet access and guest Wi-Fi at the branch

Along with meeting these demands, branches also need to have pervasive security, without compromising the user experience. Cisco Intelligent Branch is the foundational branch infrastructure to accelerate your digital transformation.

With Cisco Intelligent Branch, you can innovate quickly, while reducing costs and risks. This helps you keep customers happy and keep revenue growing.

For business leaders, Cisco Intelligent Branch delivers:

  • A personalized digital experience for customers and employees
  • Improved mobile, social, and online engagement with customers
  • New business model creation through actionable insights

For IT leaders, Cisco Intelligent Branch delivers:

  • Operational simplicity and automation with software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and investment protection with flexible software licensing
  • Increased agility with a scalable and resilient platform that offers both physical and virtual network services

Management and Orchestration

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)
This highly intuitive, policy-based controller abstracts network complexity and simplifies branch and WAN deployments using the Cisco IWAN and Enterprise Service Automation applications.


Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)
A next-generation network and Layer 4 through 7 services architecture, IWAN delivers agnostic connectivity, high network availability, superior application experience, and integrated threat defense for hybrid WAN and direct Internet access (DIA).

Cisco router-based security
This suite of integrated, router-based security solutions provides comprehensive network threat defense across the entire attack continuum. Use it to protect your business before, during, and after an attack.

Physical and Virtual Platforms

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
An integrated branch services platform, the 4000 Series seamlessly extends to cloud services and can accelerate the digitization of your business.

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
These converged, virtualization–ready, and router integrated blade servers host Cisco virtual network services and third-party, industry applications in a price- and performance-optimized footprint.

Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
This solution provides greater agility by virtualizing network functions. Enterprise NFV works with existing physical and virtual network devices as well as Cisco or non-Cisco network services.

Flexible Software Licensing

Cisco ONE for WAN
A flexible software consumption model, Cisco ONE for WAN provides investment protection through license portability between physical and virtual network platforms, along with access to on-going innovations.

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