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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We, as a Cisco partner, install Cisco DNA Center for our customers as well as in our lab. We have been with it since the earlier 1.1 on the M4 server (we got our server after the issue with the partitioning on the hard drives), and dealt with many of the bugs throughout 1.2, and are currently on 1.2.8. We have evaluates the auto-provision and PnP functionality, SD-Access with fabric at a single site, API and API integrations with custom software, and Assurance modules both within DNA Center and integrated into ticketing systems.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use DNAC to manage our Cisco infrastructure. We use it to push out configs, inventory & troubleshooting. Built in automation simplifies network management by automatically applying the right policy in the right place, all through a centralized dashboard.
June 14, 2022

Cisco DNA Center

Score 8 out of 10
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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 describe it to people as Cisco Prime on steroids, which is great if you are familiar with Cisco Prime. It is an easy transition. We went from six separate instances of a prime, with six panes of glass, to one single pane of glass for all sites. We view the health of both our wired and wireless infrastructure. It is easy to drill down into problem areas. It's also easy to view and find things on the campus maps.
January 04, 2022

Cisco DNA Software

Score 10 out of 10
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The software helps to scale the network in my organization as per need. It also facilitates automation for which specific policies can be set and thus makes the operations much more efficient in our organization. It thus lets us build an intelligent network system without much of the hassle required once the setup is done.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Center has been very helpful in automating new configuration deployments within our organization. It helps us deal with not knowing what’s going on in the network. It is a central platform for all of our network’s devices and Cisco products it serves. There are no complicated data representation or extraction procedures to learn, plus data can export to any readable format. A single user interface that manages all aspects of the network’s life-cycle makes detailed network analytics possible. Overall, it’s a great network management platform.
Pranjal Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I have used Cisco DNA Software for almost a year and Cisco DNA Software makes it easier for us to judge the needs of the network and input it the same way, which makes the whole process more effective and efficient. Also, it provides all the needed features in one place like automation, analytics, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Software is used in our organization to easily monitor all the network devices on our servers. It is easy to implement and configure with its UI-based, user-friendly application. It integrates easily with all Cisco routers and switches, without any hassle or additional setup. It makes troubleshooting any device easy and seamless.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Software is being used by our IT organization to run our network with open interfaces with our business applications. It integrates all the technology domains and we are able to manage all the devices across our network. Using Cisco DNA Software makes managing our network infrastructure very simple.
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using multiple network modules of cisco in the organization. D-NAC and DNA are deployed over here and currently, it's helping us for authorized network access and automated to monitor & manage entire network infrastructure. IT department doesn't require a full-time dedicated resource to manage the network infrastructure at various stages as the current model is very robust and reliable, and this makes our life so easy and leverage to focus on other important IT activities.
Score 7 out of 10
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We have lot of Cisco equipment on our IT network and DNA Center controller-based dashboard is used to provide support for Hospital IT network operations and provides in depth visibility into the network. Automation feature allows us to deploy new configurations in a quick and seamless manner.
Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Center (CDC) is used as a central management platform for all devices including Cisco products on our network. Three layered end-user network architecture of the company is administered by our team on CDC. We use CDC in co-operation with Splunk. While we define and push security policies on CDC, its log data is collected and analysed on Splunk.
Score 7 out of 10
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We have a smaller network team that is using Cisco DNA Center to help automate infrastructure deployment and maintenance. Cisco DNA Center assists in automating tasks such as updating firmware on Cisco switches and routers, along with allowing on-the-fly switch replacement that's flexible enough to allow our desktop team to replace a switch if necessary.
April 11, 2021

DNA Center experience

Score 9 out of 10
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DNA Center is used by the IT department, which allows us to face the problem of not having visibility of what was happening on the network. In addition, it is very useful for us in the deployment of new configurations in an automated way that without DNA would take more than twice the time to implement.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it across our organizations, we have many different models of Cisco switches and routers that are difficult to monitor and manage. We tried alternative 3rd party options but finally tried DNA Center and it has made life much easier! We need to upgrade all of our equipment to fully utilize the DNA Center capabilities. It gives us some great automation options and monitoring options, it is integrated well since it is the Cisco standard.
Score 8 out of 10
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Actually, we are using Cisco DNA Center as a platform to speed up our network services provisioning, having an entire overview of our infrastructure and reducing the requited time for configuration, installation and troubleshooting.
We have a centralized management for our more than 20 locations across [Central America], enabling a visivility end-to-end.
Simone Demaria | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Cisco DNA Center for networking management and reports on our Headquarters. The greatest benefit brought by DNA Center is a more secure network, an enhanced visibility and monitoring and an easier provisioning procedure.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Center is being used across our whole company network.We manage most of our company network and configure Cisco devices and Cisco DNA Center-compatible parts via DNA center. Company-owned computers, company IoT devices, and personal devices are all kept in different domains. Each main network device from these domains is managed from dashboard easily. However, each of these Cisco devices requires a separate license for using. Cisco DNA Center allow us to define security policies for each domain. Thanks to its included threat detection mechanism, we are able to monitor all end-points from Cisco DNA Center and integrate its log outputs to Splunk. The security team can see the threat on Cisco DNA Center as well, but our centralized security operation prefers to receive alert via Splunk and then respond to the threat.
Score 7 out of 10
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We all need to be certified in the CIsco Data Center before starting the implementation. Cisco Data Center is a command center and used for network management. This system is well-known as the intent-based network for the enterprise. It also allows the user to proactively monitor, optimize their network, and troubleshoot. The best part of Cisco Data Center is that it enables us to integrate with third-party software, and is easy to restore.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Center allows our IT Infrastructure team to centrally monitor and manage our Cisco-based network. The detailed analytics and dashboards available give us easy access to valuable insights and has become an integral part of our maintenance activities. This has been especially helpful in network mapping for a large distributed network such as ours that spans across multiple sites. The friendly user interface and integration options make the product extremely powerful without sacrificing ease of use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Mostly using this as a way to see all our Cisco equipment in one place, check their status, patch levels, firmware updates, and some basic config options. It solves the issue of having to bounce around to a ton of different management screens to do these all individually. We use it in the IT department to cover all our companies Cisco devices.
December 10, 2020

Cisco DNA Center Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco DNA Center is the network management and command center that is probably recognized as the intent-based network for the enterprise. It is able to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize our network and ever since we have deployed DNA center products in our environment we have been very happy with the results.