Cisco Catalyst Center

Spend less time on network management

Automate mundane tasks, gain network insights, and add security to help ensure an optimal experience with your Cisco DNA 9000 infrastructure. 

Work smarter and faster

Create more efficient ways of working

Cisco Catalyst Center is a powerful network controller that resides on a physical appliance, with virtual appliance support to come in the future. Use guided workflows designed for NetOps, AIOps, SecOps, and DevOps job roles.


Cisco Catalyst Center dashboard view of the Application Health Summary

Scale your wireless network with ease

New, immersive, 3D wireless maps display more than just coverage. Gain network monitoring insights into performance, interference, and application experience. Plan for growth and scale.

Cisco Catalyst Center dashboard view of the Wireless 3D Analyzer

Facilitate a secure zero-trust network

Demystify and enable complex segmentation with AI policy analytics and group-based policy analytics. These features help you continuously enforce security for better performance.

Cisco Catalyst Center dashboard view of group-based access control

Test-drive Wi-Fi 6 network readiness

Make sure you're ready for the latest Wi-Fi standard by verifying your hardware and configuration compatibility. After upgrading, see your performance and capacity gains, supplied by advanced wireless analytics.

Cisco Catalyst Center dashboard view of the wireless network-readiness dashboard
Office layout showing Cisco Catalyst Center wireless 3D analyzer's heat map

Explore network management in a walk-through

Get a brief overview of Cisco Catalyst Center capabilities, including assurance with AI/ML and wireless 3D analysis.

Unlock more value with solution integrations

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Define and enforce policy and segmentation for an effective zero-trust workplace solution. ISE is available in cloud-managed, virtual, and on-premises options.

Cisco Spaces

Use location analytics to gain insights into the behavior of onsite people and things.  


Cisco DevNet

Get hands-on experience with API programmability and network automation. Provide a consistent way to make network changes that align with the business.

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Cisco DNA Software


Monitor and automate your network with assurance and easy management. 

Features include:

  • Centralized management
  • Automation and provisioning
  • Secure connectivity

Cisco DNA Software


Add sophisticated policy-based automation with software-defined access, monitoring, assurance, location analytics, and Cisco AI Network Analytics.

Includes all features from Essentials, plus:

  • Analytics and assurance
  • Service assurance
  • Policy and security

Optional add-on

Expansion Pack

Purchase add-on Cisco licenses, appliances, and services along with a Cisco DNA Essentials or Advantage license using one convenient ordering menu.

Available for: 

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Cisco Secure Network Analytics
  • Cisco Spaces
  • Cisco ThousandEyes solution

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