The right product for your Cisco environment.
Updated September 26, 2023

The right product for your Cisco environment.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Analytics Assurance
  • Automation

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco DNA Center

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.
  • Assurance.
  • Automation.
  • Centralized dashboard.
  • North/south reporting.
  • Ease of use.
  • Upgrading code.
  • It simplifies management.
  • Shortens time to repair for wired and wireless issues.
  • Keep an active inventory.
  • 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.

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We have multiple switch stacks in multiple building and closets. We use DNAC to push out configs and policies. It is also very useful for troubleshooting wifi issues with Assurance. The product provides a single pane of glass approach to network management.

Cisco Hybrid Work

  • Cisco DNA Spaces
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Working from anywhere (e.g., coffee shop, airport)
  • Working from an office or other company space
  • Working from home
We have a mature remote solution in place today. Our primary work tool is Gsuite. So all users already had access prior/during/after the pandemic. Our only challenge was enabling VPN for users who needed onsite resources like home/team drives. The challenge was licensing and distributing the remote client we use. If users choose to work from our other locations they can use extension mobility on their phones so no is the wiser as to where they are working from.
Our issues were mainly policy based. Who was allowed to be 100% remote, who only qualified for a hybrid model. The Museum is a heavy touch environment. Not all jobs or tasks can be done outside of the Museum.
The solutions we used worked as expected. We didn't have any technology issues. Mostly policy based.
While others have reported an increase in productivity we didn't feel was so. Users experienced virtual meeting fatigue. The institution as a whole is based on a collaborative model and we feel it diminished due to remote work. A virtual meeting still can't replace meeting with folks in person and reading their body language and facial expressions.
We have a Cisco centric infrastructure so using Cisco only made sense. Team is familiar and certified with Cisco so we tend to build on that.
  • Webex
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • Slack