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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.

Features and benefits

Intent-based networking (IBN) built on Cisco DNA takes a software-delivered approach to automating and assuring services across your WAN and your campus and branch networks. Cisco DNA enables you to streamline operations and facilitate IT and business innovation.

Automate, analyze, and integrate with IT

  • View the network as a whole.
  • Provision devices based on policies.
  • Troubleshoot faster with AI-assisted analytics.
  • Make the network a participant in IT and business processes.

Deliver the multi-cloud world

  • Optimize application experience.
  • Secure cloud access with integrated, comprehensive security.
  • Operate simply, using a single management dashboard.
  • Forecast and plan with insightful recommendations.

Detect, contain, and mitigate threats

  • Get complete visibility of users, devices, apps, and processes.
  • Reduce the attack surface.
  • Accelerate incident response.
  • Stop the breach.

Integrate with other domains

  • Extend IBN across the WAN, from campus/branch to data center and cloud.
  • Enforce and monitor common policies.
  • Ensure end-to-end compliance with regulations.
  • Automate app experience.

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Solutions that matter for your organization​

Cisco SD-Access

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

Cisco DNA Assurance

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

Cisco DNA Security

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Securely connect any user, any application, anywhere, with the power of the cloud.

Products that help you unlock the full value of Cisco DNA


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


Simplify how you buy and use our Cisco DNA solution for switching.

Network management

Simplify management, automate processes, and use analytics to optimize performance.

Network security

Get secure connectivity with centralized management that keeps costs low.

Small and medium-sized business

Secure, simple, and flexible products and solutions.

Innovation delivered through Cisco DNA software

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

Cisco DNA for routing

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

Cisco DNA for switching

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

Cisco DNA for wireless

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

Accelerate your success with services from Cisco Customer Experience

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

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