Unlock the power of your data with Cisco DNA Center Assurance

Anca Alexe 12/02/2019 | 16:00

Enterprise network architectures are being challenged by the evolution of digital businesses that are embracing mobile, cloud, video, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies.

The increase in the number of devices connected to your network and the Internet of Things means that your team needs to manage—more efficiently than ever before—a growing, complex network. More clients, whether they are wired or wireless, more bandwidth-demanding applications, and more services depend on reliable, consistent, and secure network systems.

But IT budgets haven’t grown in parallel. So how do you do more with less, and how do you find the time for the new IT projects that are key to your company’s core business?

Cisco DNA Center Assurance solves these challenges by eliminating manual troubleshooting operations and reducing the time spent resolving service issues. Cisco DNA Assurance turns your network devices into sensors, giving you visibility into everything on your network. The clean and simple dashboard shows overall status and flags issues. Guided remediation then automates resolution to keep your network at its optimal performance and improve the user experience, all without relying on complex and time-consuming troubleshooting work.

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With Cisco DNA Assurance, your staff can grow your network and still have time to take on the new IT projects that set your company apart from your competitors.

What are the main benefits of DNA Assurance?

  • Increases visibility: View complete network status at a glance, on a single screen.
  • Saves time: Automatically detect and prioritize network issues.
  • Reduces work: Receive instant guided remediation for quick issue resolution.
  • Helps you excel: Increase your network’s performance and spend less time doing it.


Cisco DNA Assurance resides within Cisco DNA Center, where it collects streaming telemetry from endpoints, devices, users, and applications across every part of your network. It then uses an intelligent analytics engine to correlate this data with contextual information such as time, location, topology, and attributes, in order to derive deep insights. These insights are compared with your network policies in the Automation section of Cisco DNA Center to help assure that the network operation is aligned with business intent. The results are delivered on uncluttered client and device health dashboards, where you can drill down for more detail on any section: clients, services, applications, wired devices, and wireless devices. Issues that require attention are flagged, and you can click on them for suggested issue remediation.

The primary purpose of the automation platform in Cisco DNA is to “talk” to the network—in other words, to translate the expressed business intent into optimal platform-specific configurations on the network devices. In a complementary manner, the primary role of the analytics platform is to “listen” to the network, specifically to gather, correlate, and make sense of all the network telemetry generated by network devices, in order to correlate this data with the expressed business intent.

Additionally, the analytics platform can provide assurance to the network operator, so as to close the loop with respect to the intent-based networking policies by either:

  • Providing quantitative data proving that the intent has been delivered
  • Alerting the controller of the need to take a remediation action in order to deliver the intent.


So, why Cisco? You need a network that is constantly learning, constantly adapting, constantly protecting. This is the future of networking: the network, intuitive.

With our deep understanding of technology and relationships with IT, Cisco can help bring your IT and the boardroom together to work effectively toward better outcomes for IT and the business.

With Cisco DNA, we can help you create revenue opportunities, lower costs, reduce, risks and ensure regulatory compliance. And we can help you simplify your network operations and accelerate your response to changing IT and business needs. Together with our partners, we help our clients innovate, manage market transitions, and turn technology into business advantage.

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