Cisco DNA Center Valuable Features
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.View full review »
Network and Data Center Supervisor at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the DNA analytics, which is very good for us.
It is very important for everyone to be able to see everything that is happening in the network from one location. It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.
We set up the identity service and it is amazing for us to have an identity for each user. All of the network policies are set according to one's identity.
The ability to trace attacks if they occur is very good in terms of security. The security is part of the network layer. Generally, security has been improving with Cisco solutions because it was not as good in the past.
If a device is lost then it is very easy to replace. I just drag and drop the configuration from the old device to the new one and after a few seconds, the new device is working with the same configuration that we had before. It does not have to be configured manually.View full review »
Solution Selector Communication and IT Security at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.
If you have a bottleneck in your network then this solution can fix it.
DNA Center is easier to use than Fortinet FortiManager.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the integration with Cisco devices and infrastructure.
The Wi-Fi analytics are helpful.
The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.View full review »