Cisco SD-Access Review
November 25, 2021

Cisco SD-Access Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

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

Deploy this solution on a single customer and you will be truly amazed as it offers advanced features such as end-to-end segmentation, network automation, and a good user experience for a faster, more secure, easier to manage, and more efficient network. The two-piece, controller-based orchestrator and Network Fabric design [are] incredible, with many benefits for companies using this solution.
  • Network security
  • Stability of the user experience
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Network Visibility
  • Integration with third-party solution
  • Use of licenses makes the solution more expensive
  • DNA versions contain many bugs

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  • Integration with other platforms in a single platform is a great advantage for the user.
  • Saves time in configuring devices on the network
As I mentioned earlier, I only implemented the solution once on a very large customer. And during the implementation, I saw that the tools that the solution presents make it easier for the network administrator to reduce time in every way. And the integration of DNA and ISE makes the network much more secure and controlled for both internal and external users.
For the speed that it presents to the administrator to make his work easier. Something that I did not detail before is the automation of services that is something very used nowadays to not be so pending of the network. And don't leave out the great documentation and help from Cisco TAC for problems and platform configuration.
I can't speak to the administration of Cisco SD-Access as I only implemented the solution provided. But it is amazing the solution contains many tools for the management of the whole network. Thanks to the security it contains you can apply different policies on the network for internal and external users and thus have much more control over who is connected.