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Software-Defined Access

Make your IT operations more efficient, your network more secure, and your user experience more consistent across wired and wireless.

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Explore our new content. Get acquainted with the latest features and releases. Learn how you can make your network smarter and your life simpler.

Blog: Steps to zero-trust security

Plan your own steps to zero-trust security with Cisco SD-Access.

Cisco DNA Center 2.2.2. release

Improve performance, speed, and adoption. Increase scale and security.

Podcast: Steps for SD-Access adoption

Evolve your network into a modern, automated, secure SD-Access network.

Webinar: Cisco DNA Center

Learn how to help your network become more agile, intelligent, and modern.

Features and benefits

SD-Access provides zero-trust security in your workplace. It secures access—by all users, by all devices, and from all locations—across your applications and network environment.

Identify, profile, and group endpoints

Analyze traffic between groups and define access policies with AI- and ML-based analytics.

Segment the network by defined policies

Optimize for zero-trust security with group-based access policies for multilevel segmentation.

Monitor endpoints and verify trust

Continuously scrutinize endpoint behavior, scan for vulnerabilities, and verify trustworthiness.

Help contain threats and prevent breaches

Reduce trust zones, isolate compromised endpoints, and enhance regulatory compliance.

Cisco SD-Access delivers quantifiable benefits


Savings in network provisioning time


Less time to identify and resolve issues


5-year ROI from lower cost of operations


Reduction in impact of security breaches


Reduced total cost of operations


More-efficient network management staff

Enjoy flexibility with Cisco DNA software subscriptions

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

New Cisco DNA Center software release

New capabilities include enhanced analytics supported by AI/ML, quicker install workflow, an easier path to Cisco SD-Access, automatic Cisco ThousandEyes agent deployment, and twice the endpoint capacity.

Drive results with a more secure, resilient network

Deploy faster with a strategic plan, migration strategy, and roadmap. Drive operational excellence with services to help improve security and visibility.

Technical resources

Design guides, deployment guides, and validation profiles for preparing, planning, designing, implementing, operating, and validating steps in the lifecycle.

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