In 2020, there will be 63 million new devices attaching to enterprise networks per second.*

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Step 1: Scale wireless

Ask yourself

Will your wireless network scale to give all your users, customers, and devices the service they need?

Something to consider

Only a wireless infrastructure that is optimized for high performance and density can cope with the influx of users, devices, and demanding applications.

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Benefits: By upgrading your wireless network to 802.11ac Wave 2, you significantly boost performance, provide a better user experience, and support applications more effectively.

Did you know?

Over 75% of IoT deployments are using or will use Wi-Fi connectivity.

Source: IDC PlanScape: Optimizing the WLAN for IoT, IDC, June 2016.

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Step 2: Automate networking

Ask yourself

Is your team challenged with managing the growing complexity and scale of your wired and wireless network?

Something to consider

You can start your journey to intent-based networking by automating repetitive administration tasks like provisioning and configuration to reduce the management burden.

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Benefits: With Cisco DNA Center automation capabilities, you can reduce operating expenses by 61%**. These capabilities include zero-touch provisioning, end-to-end QoS policy deployment, and simplified software image management. Our Services team can get you on the fast track to automating your network.

Did you know?

80-95% network changes are done manually.

Source: McKinsey Study of Network Operations for Cisco – 2016.

Step 3: Segment users and devices

Ask yourself

Is the growth in mobile users and IoT devices and guest Wi-Fi causing security headaches?

Something to consider

By automating policy-based network segmentation, you can easily protect groups of users and devices and can radically reduce your risk of attacks spreading — even zero-day attacks.

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Benefits: SD-Access easily secures all users, devices, and applications with centralized, identity-based policy and segmentation companywide.

Did you know?

Attackers can infect 100,000 IoT devices in 24 hours.

Source: Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report.

Step 4: Extend to IoT environments

Ask yourself

Do you need to take control and streamline management of your extended enterprise networks (warehouses, outdoor spaces, and more)?

Something to consider

Imagine the cost savings and operational efficiency you can achieve with a single network for IT and OT that can apply consistent policy across the extended enterprise.

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Benefits: SD-Access Extension for IoT allows you to extend policy and segmentation to your OT environments. Get expanded control and security in industrial, outdoor, and IoT environments.

Did you know?

By 2020, 46% of network devices will be machine-to-machine or IoT.

Source: Cisco VNI Report - 2016.