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"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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Top Answer: I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.
Top Answer: This is taken care of before I am involved. It's handled by our presales engineer, and I work on the project delivery. I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to… more »
Top Answer: With their provisioning status, if there's a failure in provisioning or in some type of task that DNA is trying to push out to a switch or whatever device, sometimes the task status errors or the… more »
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DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

Accelerate IT transformation by enabling a more agile and simplified central management across both virtual and physical network infrastructures.

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Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Dell EMC Networking SmartFabric Director is ranked 20th in Network Management Applications. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC Networking SmartFabric Director is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, whereas Dell EMC Networking SmartFabric Director is most compared with .

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