Happy with Cisco SD-Access
January 27, 2020

Happy with Cisco SD-Access

Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)

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
  • Investment made last year and ROI already showing, because we combined it with our hardware refresh.
I think we got great support from Cisco. We started on this journey with Cisco as a partner and not just a vendor.

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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.