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Cisco DNA Software Wireless Feature Matrix
Network Essentials Network Advantage Cisco DNA Essentials Cisco DNA Advantage Cisco DNA Premier
License type Perpetual software, bundled with Cisco DNA Essentials subscription license License type Perpetual software, bundled with Cisco DNA Advantage or Premier license 3/5/7 year term subscription Includes Cisco DNA Essentials, 3/5/7 year term subscription Includes Cisco DNA Advantage, 3/5/7 year term subscription
Management options CLI, WebUI CLI, WebUI CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center
Network Essentials
License type Perpetual software, bundled with Cisco DNA Essentials subscription license
Management options CLI, WebUI
Network Advantage
License type Perpetual software, bundled with Cisco DNA Advantage or Premier license
Management options CLI, WebUI
Cisco DNA Essentials
License type 3/5/7 year term subscription
Management options CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center
Cisco DNA Advantage
License type Includes Cisco DNA Essentials, 3/5/7 year term subscription
Management options CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center
Cisco DNA Premier
License type Includes Cisco DNA Advantage, 3/5/7 year term subscription
Management options CLI, WebUI, Cisco DNA Center

802.1x authentications, Guest access, device onboarding, Infra and client IPv6, ACLs, QoS, Videostream, Smart defaults, RRM, Spectrum intelligence, TrustSec SXP, AP and client SSO, Dynamic QoS, Analytics, ADP, OpenDNS, mDNS, IPSec, Rogue Management and Detection on controller, Mobility.

PnP Agent, NETCONF, Yang Data Models.

FRA, Client link, ClearAir Advanced, NG-HDX, Predictive/Proactive RRM.

Identity PSK, Enhanced Device profilers.

Model-driven telemetry lets you monitor your network by streaming data from network devices, continuously providing near-real-time access to operational statistics.

Help ensure hardware and software authenticity for supply chain trust and strong mitigation against man-in-the-middle attacks that compromise software and firmware.

Support operational continuity and maintain availability during routine maintenance, and perform disaster recovery (ISSU, Rolling AP Upgrades, Patching (CLI), AP service pack/AP device pack).

VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN).

Zero-touch provisioning for new device installation allows off-the-shelf Cisco devices to be provisioned simply by connecting to the network, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Design your wireless network for proper coverage and maximize the throughput. Provision wireless network appliances with the proper setting to maximize perfomance.

Automatically manage software upgrades and control the consistency of image versions and configurations across your network, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

This next generation in flow technology optimizes the network infrastructure, reducing operating costs and improving capacity planning and security incident detection.

Automate configurations and deployment of networks with Cisco DNA Center.

Gives a high-level overview of the health of every network device/client on the network, wired and wireless, Cisco and Meraki, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Provides operational status of every network device connected to Cisco DNA Center, with suggested remediation for any communication issues, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Displays operational status of every client connected to Cisco DNA Center, with suggested remediation for any issues, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Displays overall health of all applications on the network, with special section for business-relevant application issues and suggested remediation, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

DNA Center management & visibility for Rogue detection.

Provides a single integrated solution for comprehensive lifecycle management of the wired or wireless access, campus, and branch networks, and rich visibility into end-user connectivity and application performance assurance issues.

Enables policy-based automation with secure segmentation, complete visibility, and delivery of new services quickly on SD-Access devices, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Helps to automate the onboarding of new devices on the network by applying configuration settings without manual intervention.

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) guest services enable you to provide secure network access to guests such as visitors, contractors, consultants, and customers.

A flexible framework is provided to integrate third-party application software.

AI and machine learning technologies are implemented on Cisco DNA Center and in the AI Network Analytics cloud to enhance the insight and remediation capabilities of Cisco DNA Assurance.

A powerful, end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that unlock insights and trends into customer, employee and asset behavior.

A powerful end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that extends platform capabilities via integrations and partner applications.

Detect malware within encrypted traffic. This is an optional feature of Cisco Stealthwatch (which can be purchased a-la-carte), managed by Cisco DNA Center.

A complete wireless security solution that uses the Cisco Unified Access™ infrastructure to detect, locate, mitigate, and contain wired and wireless rogues and threats at Layers 1 through 3.

With an end-to-end effective QoS configuration, each part of the QoS policy is cohesive and compatible achieving an end-to-end service level.

Assign policies to applications based on business relevance and business-critical QoS priority for life-saving devices, for example.

Policies, in the form of rules, can be used to automate various services provided by Cisco for policy-based network management.

Intelligent device management for lifecycle patching, managed by Cisco DNA Center.

Automates resolution to keep your network performing at an optimal level with less mundane troubleshooting work.

Wi-Fi assurance and analytics from Cisco DNA and rich telemetry data from iOS 11 help IT understand the iPhone and iPad user experience when connected to a Cisco Wi-Fi network. These impactful insights make it possible to deliver optimal performance and resolve issues faster.

Aironet Active Sensor Tests, Intelligent capture, Client Location Heatmaps, Spectrum Analyzer.

Simplify application delivery and management, efficiently centralize applications and IT, and reduce operational costs.

Display devices and client connectivity from any angle or context, providing for very granular troubleshooting in seconds.

A powerful end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that extends platform capabilities via integrations and partner applications.

A powerful, end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that translate network view of people and assets into business view.

Working with Cisco DNA Center, ISE is a complete authentication, policy, and identity services engine

Software Support Service in the subscription software stack and OS software on the AP (requires SNTC on the WLC), and includes 24-hour TAC support and software updates and upgrades in Cisco DNA Center.

Smart Net Total Care, 24-hour hardware and network software stack support provided by TAC.