Cisco Catalyst Center

A better way to control your network

Cisco Catalyst Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.​

Features and benefits


  • Granular views networkwide, from a single dashboard
  • Device lifecycle management
  • Multidomain integration
  • Open and extensible


  • Automated device discovery
  • Drag-and-drop policy creation
  • Zero-touch device deployment and lifecycle management​​
  • Automated quality of service (QoS)

AI/ML analytics

  • Everything as a sensor
  • Context-guided analytics
  • More than 150 actionable insights
  • Local and cloud-based AI analytics


  • Threat detection and response
  • Stealthwatch and ISE integration
  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA)
  • Highly secure segmentation

How Cisco Catalyst Center works

Your programmable network infrastructure sends data to the Cisco Catalyst Center Appliance. The appliance activates features and capabilities on your network devices using Cisco DNA software. Everything is managed from the Cisco Catalyst Center dashboard.

Unlock innovation with Cisco DNA software

A Cisco DNA software license is required for each router, switch, and wireless access point.
Licenses are available in three tiers, each with its own set of features.


  • Basic automation
  • Network visibility


  • Everything in Essentials
  • Advanced automation
  • Lifecycle image management
  • AI/ML analytics and assurance
  • API/SDK integration


  • Everything in Advantage
  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics
  • Multidomain policy segmentation

Related solutions for Cisco Catalyst Center

Cisco DNA automation​

Reduce the time spent on provisioning and change management from days to hours.

Cisco DNA Assurance

Receive network performance insights and guided issue remediation. Spend less time on mundane troubleshooting tasks.

Cisco SD-Access

Get a single network fabric, from the edge to the cloud, using policy-based automation for users, devices, and things.

See how Cisco Catalyst Center simplifies network management

See how you can eliminate manual errors, reduce complexity and simplify standard network changes across sites with Cisco Catalyst Center.

See how you can easily manage IP addresses across globally distributed sites and integrate with third-party infrastructure services.

Cisco Catalyst Center makes it easy to deploy and test your network sensors. 

See how to download, deploy, and update device software images automatically with Cisco Catalyst Center.

Use Cisco Catalyst Center to understand your clients. Use it to monitor their health and troubleshoot their issues​.

Cisco DNA Assurance allows you identify issues across your network and find the types of devices that are having problems. ​

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Confidently move to a secure, automated, intent-based network with expert guidance, proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools.

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