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Open your senses to the next leap forward in intent-based networking

What can it do for you?

It anticipates and responds faster than ever before, instantly turning business intent into business results. It is informed by context; the more we apply it, the more intuitive it gets. Constantly learning. Constantly adapting. Constantly protecting. So you can spend less time and budget on maintenance and more on innovation.


Understands the who, what, when, where, and how of everything in your network.


Moves from manual to automated at scale, making it possible to manage millions of devices in minutes.


Delivers actionable, predictive insights. This is machine learning at scale.


Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) delivers intent-based networking solutions and services that turn network traffic data into actionable insights. It helps you make business decisions faster, mitigate more security threats, and manage the unprecedented scale of connected devices and services more easily.

Explore the components of Cisco DNA in our interactive diagram below.

Built on Cisco DNA Cisco ONE Software Cisco DNA Software Capabilities NEW: Cisco DNA Center Cisco DNA Virtualization NEW: Software-Defined Access NEW: Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance NEW: Cisco DNA Center C l ou d S e r v i c e M a na g e m e n t NEW: Software-Defined Access A u t o m a t i o n NEW: Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance A n a l y t i cs Cisco DNA Virtualization V i r t ua l i z a t i o n NEW: Catalyst 9000 Switches NEW: Catalyst 9000 Switches Cisco DNA-Ready Physical and Virtual Infrastructure NEW: Network Security with Encrypted Traffic Analytics NEW: Network Security with Encrypted Traffic Analytics S e c u r i t y

Solutions that matter for your organization

Automate your network

Provide business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network.

Lower WAN costs

Reduce your OpEx without compromising performance, security, or reliability.

Predict performance

Increase productivity and troubleshoot faster with machine learning to deliver actionable insights.

Detect and mitigate threats

Address threats and vulnerabilities anywhere on your network—including encrypted traffic analytics (ETA).

You need a different kind of network

Learn from IDC Research

See how organizations are adopting digital strategies to increase efficiency and revenue.

Get Gartner Insights

Discover why you need an intent based network, and how to plan your strategic roadmap.

See the potential

Learn about the newest technologies in networking in 5 minutes.

Transforming Industries. The Network. Intuitive.

"The Catalyst 9000 has exceeded NASA’s mission-critical requirements for security and segmentation…and at twice the performance."

Eric Latta, Solutions Architect, NASA

"Cisco Catalyst 9000 and IOS XE drive a powerful combination of automation, simplicity, and analytics, arming IT to easily scale with the business into new markets."

Gary Price, Network Engineering Manager, SAP Concur

"SD-Access is transformational in how our IT can securely and remotely provision cruise ships around the world."

Michael Giresi, Chief Information Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Featured products

Choose physical or virtual networking products and services that help you unlock the full value of Cisco DNA.
We also offer cloud based networking from Cisco Meraki.


Find routers for networks of all types and sizes. Our Cisco DNA-ready routers support any application, anywhere.


Our network switches give you a Cisco DNA-ready network foundation that is simple, automated, and secure.


Explore our Cisco DNA-ready access points and wireless controllers for all types of deployments.

Network Security

Detect and mitigate threats faster with simple, open, and automated security embedded in your network.

Improve your results with our services

Create a strategic plan for technology, people, and processes. Identify areas to address during network transformation.

Speed your refresh and reduce delays using proven methods, automated tools, and best practices.

Find a range of courses to build the knowledge and skills you need to implement and manage your Cisco DNA solutions.

Resolve solution-level issues 43 percent faster than product support alone.

Meet the experts

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