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

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Organizations Lack Skilled Resources at Remote Locations

Organizations need to find ways to automate networking operations to allow them to support remote locations without adding additional staff or sharing limited centralized resources over many locations. Top Networking Challenges in Supporting ROBO Locations


Lack of on-premises networking skills at ROBO locations


Network configuration management


Complexity configuring/managing networking equipment


managing WAN optimization equipment

SD-WAN: Momentum Builds as Early Adopters Experience Tangible Benefits

This Technology Spotlight highlights the tangible benefits achieved by early SD-WAN adopters across key use cases and outlines a vision for sustained ROI and value creation from the solution. This paper also looks at the role of Cisco in the strategically important SD-WAN market.


Cisco Digital Network Architecture (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 DNA in our interactive diagram below.

Built on Cisco DNA Cisco ONE Software D N A S o f t w a r e C a p a b il i t i e s NEW: DNA Center DNA Virtualization NEW: Software-Defined Access NEW: DNA Analytics and Assurance NEW: 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: DNA Analytics and Assurance A n a l y t i cs DNA Virtualization V i r t ua l i z a t i o n NEW: Catalyst 9000 Switches NEW: Catalyst 9000 Switches D N A - R e a d y P h y s i c a l a n d V i r t ua l I n f r a s t r u c t u r e 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

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

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.

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.

Transforming industries. The network. Intuitive.

"Meraki is so easy — I would have the data team, who was running cables, send me the Meraki serial numbers. I’d enter those numbers into dashboard and that was it,” explained Purslow. The IRC team could deploy 5-6 sites in a day. “Configuring a new location was down to seconds by copying a config and renaming it."

Adam Purslow, IT Director

"This software approach is about 50% less expensive than the conventional method of connecting stores together in a wide area network."

Neal Secher, managing director and head of network architecture at BNY Mellon

"With analytics and automation we continue to provide the best network experience to our clients."

Markus Vögele, Senior Network Architect, IBM MNWS

Choose physical or virtual networking products that help you unlock the full value of Digital Network Architecture


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


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


Explore our 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.


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