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Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA)

It’s all about an intent-based network that continuously bridges the gap between business and IT. It’s the new era in networking, built on Cisco DNA.

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Intent-based networking built on Cisco DNA

Cisco DNA takes a software-delivered approach to automating and assuring services across your campus, WAN, and branch networks. Based on an open and extensible platform, Cisco DNA allows you to build value on the network, so you can streamline operations and facilitate IT and business innovation.

Solutions that matter for your organization

Discover the top 6 reasons to choose Cisco DNA. See our industry design guides.

Automate your network

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

Lower WAN costs

Simplify your wide area network without compromising on user experience, security, or reliability.

Assure network performance

Troubleshoot faster and increase IT productivity with context that delivers actionable insights.

Detect and mitigate threats

Address threats and vulnerabilities anywhere on your network--including those hiding in encrypted traffic.

A new type of WAN, built for any cloud

Learn how Cisco SD-WAN achieves business intent by securely connecting any user to any cloud with the desired application experience--every time.

Products that help you unlock the full value of Cisco DNA

Browse our featured physical and virtual networking products and services that come Cisco DNA-ready.

We also offer networking solutions for small and midsize businesses.


Simplify your WAN architecture and make it easier to deploy, manage, and operate.

Network Security

Get secure connectivity with centralized management that keeps costs low.


Simplify how you buy and use our Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) solution for switching.

Network Management

Simplify management, automate processes, and use analytics to optimize performance of your network, applications, and devices.


The Catalyst 9000 access portfolio now includes switches and wireless controllers.

Innovation delivered via Cisco DNA software

Cisco DNA software subscriptions unlock switching, wireless, and routing use cases across three subscription tiers:
Cisco DNA Essentials,Cisco DNA Advantage, and Cisco DNA Premier.

Routing software

Simplify your WAN architecture and make it easier to deploy, manage, and operate.

Switching software

Segment your network for security, compliance, and complex processes. Centralize policy management.

Wireless software

Deliver exceptional wireless performance for high-density environments. Get end-to-end visibility and remediation guidance.

Get started on the path to intent-based networking

Organizations are continually adopting more technologies to compete in this digital era.
Start addressing your most pressing needs with an intent-based network built on Cisco DNA.

Accelerate your journey with Cisco Services

With proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools, we help you confidently move to a secure, automated, intent-based network.

Customer success stories

News and events

Secure your new cloud edge

Deliver the right security in the right place across your SD-WAN, simply.

New Catalyst 9200 Series switches

Meet the newest Catalyst 9000 switches, for midmarket and simple branch deployments.

Catalyst 9000 family expands

The Catalyst 9000 access portfolio now includes switches and wireless controllers.

Building intent-based networks with DevNet

Start coding with open APIs on the Cisco DNA Center platform. Build apps that drive IT and business innovation.

For partners

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