These release notes provide a summary of the components in Cisco Intelligent Wide Area Network Application (Cisco IWAN App), Release 1.5.1.
Cisco IWAN App (or the Cisco IWAN on APIC-EM) extends Software Defined Networking to the branch with an application-centric approach based on business policy and application rules. This provides IT centralized management with distributed enforcement across the network.
Cisco IWAN App automates and orchestrates Cisco IWAN deployments with an intuitive browser-based GUI. A new router can be provisioned in a matter of minutes without any knowledge of the Command Line Interface (CLI). Business priorities are translated into network policies based on Cisco best practices and validated designs. Cisco IWAN App dramatically reduces the time required for configuring advanced network services through the use of automation and simple, predefined workflows.
Cisco IWAN App offers a turnkey solution that allows IT to get out of the weeds of managing low-level semantics like VPN, QoS, optimization, ACL policies. Instead, IT can focus on the bigger picture, such as, aligning network resources with business priorities and delivering outstanding user experience that result in better business outcomes.
Cisco IWAN App includes the following features:
Zero touch provisioning—Plug and play for remote devices without user intervention
Simple workflows—Use case driven with step-by-step and site-to-site provisioning
Business level policies—Rules drive network actions, abstraction of underlying policy configuration
Network monitoring—Status, alerting of network issues