DNA Center experience
April 11, 2021

DNA Center experience

Oscar Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Modules Used

  • Automation

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco DNA Center

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.
  • Automation
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Assurance
  • Easy deployment of new configurations
  • Reports
  • Assurance dashboards
  • Issues notifications
  • Assurance
  • Automation
  • Policy deployment
  • Less loss due to higher service availability.
  • Better use of network resources.
  • Less time investment in the deployment of new functionalities to the network.
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.

Do you think Cisco DNA Center delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco DNA Center's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco DNA Center live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco DNA Center go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco DNA Center again?

Yes

DNA Center automation and assurance is highly recommended for scenarios where you have a certified architecture with Cisco devices, as it allows you to extend the visibility and automated functionalities from the LAN to the border with the WAN. On the contrary, I would only recommend DNA Center Assurance if you have equipment from multiple manufacturers since there would be no compatibility of the automation module with devices other than Cisco.