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Unlock the network’s full potential for your students and teachers campuswide

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) helps empower students and teachers to explore new forms of education with a network that is constantly learning. Constantly adapting. Constantly protecting. Cisco DNA Center is an open intent-based network platform with 360-degree extensibility unlocking the network’s full potential to build business solutions. 

This is a new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.​ A journey to intent-based networking.

A new era of
networking for education.

The Network. Intuitive.

Explore Cisco’s
intent-based networking

Imagine a network that understands intent and dynamically powers digital initiatives that fuel student achievement.

This is a network that offers the visibility and contextual insights you need to stay ahead of digital learning trends and innovations.

A network that monitors access and verifies all data before cyber attacks or security breaches put student data at risk.

That’s intent-based networking.

It’s constantly learning.

The new network is always studying. It collects and analyzes network data, turning it into insights so you can personalize learning, facilitate collaboration, improve sustainability, or optimize IT.

It’s constantly adapting.

The new network optimizes experiences and keeps up with the speed, scale, and complexity of innovation so you can deploy applications, integrate a learning management system, or open new buildings.

It’s constantly protecting.

From edge to cloud, the new network guards against threats to critical data, stopping security breaches before they impact your bottom line, your school's reputation, or student and faculty achievement.

How much could you save with an
intent-based network?

Calculate your ROI

The Network. Intuitive. Powered by Cisco DNA.

How much could your bottom line improve?
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Calculate your ROI

Explore Cisco DNA for Education

Transform your network with our on-premises and cloud-managed technology and solutions.

Insights and analytics

Gain real-time analytics and deliver personalized experiences to students, faculty, and visitors.

Automation and assurance

Save time and reduce complexity through policy-based automation across your campuses.

Security and compliance

Use your campus network to identify threats, even in encrypted traffic, and rapidly contain them.


Provide faster service delivery, at lower costs, on physical and virtual platforms across distributed campus locations.

Cisco DNA-ready infrastructure

Choose routing, switching, and wireless products designed for Cisco DNA.

Cisco DNA products for Education

Take a look at what's possible with our enterprise networking products.

Wi-Fi analytics and the smart campus ecosystem

"CMX allowed us to gain insight into traffic activities on campus through the wireless infrastructure and enabled plans to minimize disruptions."

Dr. Jan Dethlefs, Associate Director, University of Melbourne

Start your journey today

Improve results across your campus ecosystems with our Cisco DNA services.​​​

Featured technology

High-accuracy location on campus

Virtual Beacon enables students to navigate on campus and find events via their mobile devices.

Cisco DNA Service for Bonjour

Get automatic discovery of wired and wireless devices and services that bring you simplicity.

Advocates for education

iSchool Initiative and Cisco help create a culture of lifelong learning for K-12 education.

Digitize your campus

Three ways education leaders can enable digital transformation in schools with Cisco DNA.

Could you defend a network here?

Explore new gaming levels. See how easy it is to manage Cisco network solutions. Be sure to register to qualify to win.

Improve your bottom line

Use the Cisco DNA ROI Calculator to see how much your organization could save with a software-defined network.

News and events

Smarter buildings with analytics

See how the University of British Columbia uses CMX to dynamically adapt its campus.

Digital learning transforms campuses

Use our Digital Education Platform to promote digital learning and collaborative research. (PDF - ​5.7 MB)

Delivering a better experience

Cisco DNA helps Deakin University create a digitization strategy to become a smart campus. (​3:49 min)

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