Cisco DNA Software for Switching

Switch into an intelligent network

Scale and segment your network for security, compliance, and complex processes.

Unlock value with software

Cisco DNA Software subscriptions can help your IT team keep pace with your network's expanding demands. Purchase subscriptions individually or through a Cisco Enterprise Agreement (EA). 

Automate with confidence

Provide access to users, devices, and applications, without shortchanging security.

Gain visibility

Detect threats hidden in encrypted network traffic and respond quickly with security embedded in the access network.

Make your network smarter

Quickly troubleshoot and convert data into business and IT insights.

Secure with ease

Help keep users, devices, and application traffic secure with continuous zero trust.

Cisco DNA Center zero-trust networking demo

See what you can do with Cisco DNA Software for Switching

Learn how innovative software features enhance the usability of Cisco Catalyst switches to support your move to hybrid work.

Compare Cisco DNA Software licensing tiers

Cisco DNA Software


Get networking essentials, including basic automation, monitoring, and easy management.

Features include:  

  • Basic automation
  • Monitoring
  • Centralized management


Cisco DNA Software


Get all Cisco DNA Essentials features plus advanced segmentation, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) analytics, and complete visibility with Cisco ThousandEyes. 

Includes all features of Essentials, plus:

  • Policy-based automation with software-defined access
  • Assurance and AI network analytics
  • Complete visibility with Cisco ThousandEyes
  • Cisco Spaces for smart buildings

Optional add-on

Expansion Pack

Purchase the following 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
  • Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch)
  • Cisco Spaces
  • Cisco ThousandEyes

Dive into the details

Advantage-tier innovations

Explore new capabilities introduced in the latest software release for switching.

Cisco DNA Software for Switching data sheet

Get the product overview, support features, and platforms supported.

Networking Infrastructure Portfolio Guide

Our new Enterprise Agreement (EA) brings you the power and breadth of our technology portfolio under a single, simplified agreement.

Save up to 25% when you bundle Cisco DNA Center with access devices

Get everything you need to test-drive Cisco DNA Center automation and assurance capabilities in your lab or production environment.

Offer expires on July 29, 2023.

Services and support

Cisco Success Tracks

Accelerate IT value

Maximize the value of your switching software for faster results with digital insights and services expertise.

Business Critical Services

​Move your business forward​

Build modern IT environments and accelerate agility with analytics-driven advisory services.