Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center

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Cisco DNA Center

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Cisco DNA Center

8 out of 10
June 14, 2022
We use Cisco DNA Center as a single pane of glass to view our network equipment across six locations throughout the state of California. I …
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Cisco DNA Software

10 out of 10
January 04, 2022
The software helps to scale the network in my organization as per need. It also facilitates automation for which specific policies can be …
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Cisco DNA Center Review

7 out of 10
May 03, 2021
We have lot of Cisco equipment on our IT network and DNA Center controller-based dashboard is used to provide support for Hospital IT …
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What is Cisco DNA Center?

Cisco DNA Center is the network management system, foundational controller, and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. DNA Center addresses the demands of digitization, cloud, IoT, and mobility by eliminating IT complexity and facilitating alignment with business intent,…

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What is Cisco DNA Center?

Cisco DNA Center is the network management system, foundational controller, and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. DNA Center addresses the demands of digitization, cloud, IoT, and mobility by eliminating IT complexity and facilitating alignment with business intent, unifying policy, automation, and assurance with integrated security.

Cisco states that they have 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio provided to help customers manage technology transitions, with embedded security detects threats in mere hours instead of in months.

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Score 7 out of 10
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Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
We evaluated SolarWinds but stopped the PoC after they got hacked. It wasn't stacking up well against DNAC anyway so it was inevitable that we were going to go with DNAC. DNAC has performed well so we made the right choice.
Rik Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It's under the evaluation phase from our end at the moment, and I'm not part of the primary implementation team, so I'm not well-versed into the in-depth specifications, much more about alternatives and possible similar options that would cater to the same spectrum of services offered by Cisco DNA Center.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft System Center has a lower cost per hour and lacks virtual appliances, which is a disadvantage when compared to Cisco. DNA Center is a reliable partner for us all. It has certainly demonstrated and been recognized for its expertise in analysis.
April 11, 2021

DNA Center experience

Score 9 out of 10
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It is comparable in terms of network monitoring, however, beyond monitoring devices, we wanted to know the user experience while using the network, for which we selected DNA Center, in addition to the functionalities that it integrates for the deployment of a network. Solution based on SD-Access and the level of automation that can be reached when implementing it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco is still the top of its class in switching/routing even with an increase in competition over the years. Support is great but more documentation is needed so we can find information for ourselves and not always open a TAC case.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm)
We have evaluated SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm) for some time in the past and found that, while it has its merits (cost-effectiveness amongst others), the Cisco DNA Center is a more robust product overall, and is better suited for a primarily Cisco-based network infrastructure setup such as ours.
December 10, 2020

Cisco DNA Center Review

Score 8 out of 10
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My advice for anyone who is looking into implementing this solution is to start with Cisco Assurance and do the mapping of the network. I would suggest asking for help from the partners to help with the installation. You can do it on your own but you will easily save the money that you spend on the consultants because they are experts. You will not waste time getting it up and running, and you will be back on track quickly.
Cesar Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a similar solution to Cisco DNA Center but on Prime we use to management the LAN network for example: monitoring and getting reports of several data, upgrade devices, save configurations, it has API that we use to configure and automate daily work. Our clients are migrating from PI to DNAC.
September 29, 2020

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Carlos Mendoza Barberán | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have not used another product. Our network is completely Cisco. Due to the security of the brand and our level of knowledge of the staff of the same, we opted for this brand for our deployment. We are sure that we will obtain the expected results, since Cisco is a leading brand of technology and security, both of which are essential for our line of business.
August 05, 2020

Cisco DNA Center

Score 9 out of 10
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There are some other products that provide some of the benefits that Cisco DNA center offers, but I haven't found one solution that matches up against Cisco DNA Center. Our organization prefers Cisco products over others due to their resiliency. Since we have Cisco products, it makes sense to have Cisco's DNA Center.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have checked other solutions like NetBrain, and we discovered that Cisco DNA Center is way simpler to use, and it gives us exactly what we need. Even though it provides much less information, this tool is capable of showing you exactly what you need. Also, in terms of pricing, Cisco DNA Center is less expensive.
Victor Manuel Murillo Tovar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Prime, for example, is similar in that you have information about the network. Both applications can monitor the network, client, issues, etc.