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September 24, 2021

Cisco SD-Access review

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Cisco SD-Access for [the] whole organization. With the help of Cisco SD-Access, we are able to address the problems [of] automation through DNA center, network insight through assurance, and segmentation using SGTs. We deployed [Cisco] SD-Access in all our offices across Canada with two-layer architecture. Moving out from the complex traditional to next-generation networks save our timelines for critical projects.
  • Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower.
  • Assurance [helps trace] issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as [the] best practices.
  • Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
  • There are some issues we are facing like the stability of the DNA center versions.
  • Need to simplify the licenses used for Devices and the DNA center which is hard to understand and explain further.
If the use case [is] to have the automation and network insight in your network, Cisco SD-Access is a good solution to go ahead with. The only concern is the stability of the codes and the bugs/vulnerabilities. The other thing [is] as it is a new technology [you] would need more focus on the adoption program from Cisco.
Automatic ticket creation on the issues, location-based services for the wireless infrastructure through DNA Spaces, co-existing between Cisco DNA center and the Cisco Prime infrastructure helps for some of the features handled through Prime and some through DNA Center. With the help of Stealth Watch, we are getting more visibility across the network.
I would say it is excellent support on Cisco SD-Access from the Cisco Sales for all initial conversations which includes technical presentation demos, Cisco TAC for helping on day-to-day issues and troubleshooting, and [the] Cisco CX team for the smooth deployment of the product and the solution. We are happy overall [with] deploying Cisco SD-Access in our environment.
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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When we were architects new office space got the opportunity to upgrade our existing network setup which was the convention one. In the month of Apr 2019, we started working with Cisco gold partner to implement Cisco DNAC to facilitate our users in a more secure and reliable manner. Would like to explain that how SD-access helped us with smooth IT operations. Earlier, we were using the standard network architecture where no scope was available for segmentation of user group/department automatically. To configure/deploy/change IT equipment we had to trace the physical network connection on the switch port to assign the appropriate Vlan and it was a time taking process. After implementing the Cisco DNAC SD-access technology, it helped us to automate the network segmentation virtually without any manual international.
  • We may do the segmentation of the network and each single switch port is able to provide multiple virtual Vlan to its relevant IT equipment
  • After configuring the Cisco telephone to our office can able to connect laptop with desk phone using the LAN connection and gets the desired VLAN
  • Only after authorization user will able to gain network access
  • One time implementation is a bit complex hence it should be bit simpler
If the organisation is having a larger number of employees then this technology can help automate most of the regular tasks for the NOC team and can drastically reduce the workload of IT operations. The smaller organizations where the employee's count is less than 200 hundred might not opt for this technology as one-time implementation is so high and complex and also needed the expert resource to manage it who usually found so expensive.
1. Now, we can easily manage the entire Cisco Network of our organization using a single web portal except Cisco telephone.
2. Changing the Vlans manually on daily basis is no longer needed
3. Lan ports utilization is now optimized which helped us to avoid provisioning more LAN connections at each workstation
It's the idlest Cisco technology for the bigger organizations to safeguard resource access and network segmentation. Help to reduce the IT operations and facilitate a highly secure network environment. Suspicious attempts can be easily traced. We would recommend to other organizations to use this cutting edge Cisco technology to upgrade their conventional network to optimize network management and archive a more secured network environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have 50 of our bigger sites ready for Cisco SD-Access. We finished refreshing the hardware to various models of the 9500 and 9300 Series. We have DNA-C running in EMEA, AMEC, and APAC, with full ISE integration. We have migrated a site of 4500 users to SD-Access (in one weekend) and have implemented two greenfield sites--one with a couple of thousand users and one small site with 60 users.

The site operations managers are thrilled with the Assurance module, and, after a period of learning along with Cisco, our management is happy with the visibility DNA-C offers.
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Better manageability
  • Better functionality with ISE
  • Better documentation of all the config that DNA-C adds to the on-boarded devices
I think Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is suited for most types of sites and for most organizations.
Only when there is too much variation in the types of sites and their requirements might Cisco SD-Access be less valuable.
I think we got great support from Cisco. We started on this journey with Cisco as a partner and not just a vendor.

Cisco SD-Access Scorecard Summary

What is Cisco SD-Access?

Cisco's Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) provides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. Cisco SD-Access automates user access policy so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or device with any application across the network.

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What is Cisco SD-Access?

Cisco's Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) provides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. Cisco SD-Access automates user access policy so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or device with any application across the network.

What is Cisco SD-Access's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses Cisco SD-Access?

The most common users of Cisco SD-Access are from Mid-size Companies and the Consumer Goods industry.