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Cisco DNA Center Valuable Features

FL
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature. It takes advantage of the plug-and-play capability from the catalyst switches. 

We'll do a zero-day configuration, which is a good feature. 

Also, wired and wireless assurance, client health, and network health are valuable, especially with the wireless sensors deployed. It can give you a good idea of what's going on in the RF environments.

The template feature is really good, you have free templates and then associate those templates to a tag, tag a device with a certain role, and just program devices that way rapidly.

It's pretty robust. The wireless assurance and telemetry, as well as the security and the segmentation capabilities, are outstanding.

They deploy rapidly. They are scalable throughout the entire organization. With just a few clicks, it really removes a lot of the human error that you would normally have with access control lists.

It takes a lot of the human element out of configuration.

You can create VRS and VNS and deploy those system-wide, application policies with a few clicks and segmentation with a few clicks.

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JM
Senior Network Engineer at Ozark Technical Community College

It does a lot of things automatically, and that's the big thing with it. They're making the software so that you don't need to be as knowledgeable as me on the switching and routing side to get your work done. If you want, you can have DNA troubleshoot your problem for you and give you solutions or fix it itself, if it was something that's just a configuration issue. That's a plus, but it doesn't help new people learn switching well. If you're depending on all the software to do it, you won't be able to figure it out yourself.

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NK
Managing Director at Allot Group

The solution's most valuable aspect is its simplicity and the complete automation of the network workflow, which we can use that correlate with the business. It's not only limited to STXs or a data center. It completes everything, which really helps us.

If a user is comfortable with Cisco technology, the initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

Cisco is extremely reliable.

The solution has the capability to scale. 

Technical support is always excellent.

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Vicente Manuel - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Technician at OMNIdata

What I found most valuable in Cisco DNA Center is the ability to manage any device through it, because the infrastructure is for Cisco, and we have Cisco routers and Cisco switches.

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Mostafa Gouda - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Data Center Supervisor at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have many people from the team who manage a lot of devices. By using Cisco DNA Center, it has taken some of that burden away, we are impressed with it. We did the investment in CAPEX, but in the OPEX was very low. 

The unity of configuration is a benefit. Only one trainee was configuring all devices. It was very helpful for us because, if we have a lot of people configuring, it was confusing. We can unify the configuration through all devices and create a standardization for the organization. The automation is available but I have not started with it at this time.

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Martin Read - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It gives us automation capabilities for pushing out a configuration to branch networks. It also provides visibility into the health of user network devices.

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Chandrasekhar Rao Gajarao - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Cisco is a leading network company. Every organization uses networks and data centers. The data centers are mainly on-premise enterprise environments.

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BG
Consultant - Enterprise Network at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is very versatile in terms of analytics.

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Ali Abdulhafid - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner, GM & IT Architect at CHALLENGE Internetworking & Computer Consulting

I like the visibility, instant build, network, policies, and the ability to control access. I also like that you can visualize your whole network.

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August 2022
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