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Agile, on-demand network services for the branch

Transform the customer experience in your branch offices. Consolidate hardware network devices into a single software platform that can deploy business-critical services in minutes.

What SD-Branch can do for you

Respond quickly to business needs

Deploy services on demand and manage changes in minutes, not months, with centralized orchestration and management.

Reduce costs

Use virtualization so you don't need to deploy IT resources and truck rolls to remote locations. Free up IT resources to work on other strategic needs.

Confidently deploy branch offices

Get trusted hardware platforms and software services that are purpose built for the enterprise and help you meet business objectives. 

What’s in SD-Branch


Cisco SD-Branch platforms are optimized for enterprise NFV and fit your branch and business needs. These modular, purpose-built x86 server platforms are optimized for network services that support service chaining, lifecycle management, and open APIs.

SD-Branch management

Use DNA Center to manage and automate provisioning of network services on any hardware or virtual platform.

SD-Branch for service providers

Use scalable network automation to quickly and easily create and deliver managed network, security, and business services to enterprise customers.

Cisco Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)

Take advantage of Cisco's trusted network services as software, including routing, firewall, application acceleration, and wireless LAN controller software, as well as third-party services.

Virtual ISR >  vEdge > Adaptive Security Virtual >

Virtual Wide Area Application Services > Virtual Wireless LAN Controller >

Next Generation Virtual Firewall >

Third-party VNFs

Third-party software vendors can certify that their VNFs are interoperable using the Cisco NFV Open Ecosystem. We test each VNF to help ensure that it can be successfully created, deployed, and managed.


Deploy network services on demand

Watch this informative Cisco/BT webinar to learn what makes a Software-Defined Branch architecture the right choice for many service providers and enterprise businesses.