Adoption of Cisco Software-Defined Access
November 05, 2021

Adoption of Cisco Software-Defined Access

Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)

We are using Cisco Software Defined Access (Cisco DNAC SD- Access) as the primary tool for the automation of our network (segments), albeit the early stages. We are still testing and trying to formulate possible deployment scenarios to make sure what model would fit our requirements, but one thing is for sure - we are going to use SD-Access moving forward.
  • Better Network Segmentation and Management
  • Policy-based, security access across all applications and network environment
  • Continuous Monitoring and Threat mitigation
  • Internet Security can be better integrated
  • Security Analytics can be further refined to prevent false positives

Do you think Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)'s feature set?


Did Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) go as expected?


Would you buy Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) again?


  • + Provides integrated services under 1 portfolio
  • + Included / umbrella software and features are essentials
  • - More refinement needed to fully integrate and polish all that's included in the package
Cisco Software Defined Access has improved our Network Management Experience by providing us with a reliable, highly intuitive and wide-array of tools and sub-systems, which allows us to fully cover the day to day needs from a support and administrator perspective. The sheer coverage that it provides, from mere users to even IoT devices that connect to our network, albeit still small and is on the early stages of the revamp, gives us full confidence on it's capabilities.
We have been in touch with Support only a few times, and mostly for licensing and administrative concerns - all of which were resolved in a timely manner. So far no further issues have been received nor raised towards Cisco Support.
In our case, it will be used to revamp our Corporate Network. I would suggest that everyone who is going through upgrades and possibly more deployments in the near future / timeline of your Information Technology Map take a look at Cisco Software Defined Access, as this would ultimately assist and make the network management optimized in the long run.