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Agile, on-demand network services for the branch

Transform the customer experience in your branch offices. Consolidate hardware network devices into a single software platform that can deploy business-critical services in minutes.

What SD-Branch can do for you

Network services on demand

Deploy services on demand and manage changes in minutes, not months, with centralized orchestration and management.

Reduce costs

Use virtualization so you don't need to deploy IT resources and truck rolls to remote locations. Free up IT resources to work on other strategic needs.

Enterprise-grade services

Meet business objectives with enterprise-grade software services and hardware platforms purpose-built for the branch. 

What's in SD-Branch

Cisco Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)

Take advantage of Cisco's trusted network services as software, including routing, firewall, application acceleration, and wireless LAN controller software, as well as third-party services.

Third-party VNFs

Third-party software vendors can certify that their VNFs are interoperable using the Cisco NFV Open Ecosystem. We test each VNF to help ensure that it can be successfully created, deployed, and managed.

SD-Branch management

Use Cisco DNA Center to manage and automate provisioning of network services on any hardware or virtual platform across your entire network.

Purpose-built Platforms

Optimize Network Function Virtualization (NVFs) for peak performance on any type of WAN connectivity, with centralized management. Use ENCS to consolidate network services from several dedicated hardware appliances and roll-out virtualized services within minutes. NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) abstracts each VNF function, allowing full life-cycle management.

SD-Branch for service providers

Use scalable network automation to quickly and easily create and deliver managed network, security, and business services to enterprise customers.


Deploy network services on demand

Watch this informative Cisco/BT webinar to learn what makes a Software-Defined Branch architecture the right choice for many service providers and enterprise businesses.