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Cisco DNA Middle improves performance, speeds adoption, and increases security and level

If you’re preparing the working office for the gradual return of workers, you may be adding sensors to monitor environmental conditions, track employee movements, and increase visibility of critical assets. Or you’re rearranging any office space in order to rotate the same workshop between differing people on different days. Or you’re busy adding more video equipment for better collaboration and enhanced expectations. Again once, you find the normal factor that will help you with each one of these tasks can be your network. Luckily, it is possible to depend on Cisco access networking controlled ://www.}cisco.com/c/en/us/products/cloud-systems-management/dna-center/index.html”> Cisco DNA Center , using its existing capabilities and ongoing innovations.

We have been excited and pleased to announce the option of the brand new Cisco DNA Center version 2.2.2 that builds on the success of version 2.1.2, which itself saw the fastest adoption rate on record.

This software release will undoubtedly be generally available (GA) in mid-June 2021, or contact your account team for early access

The brand new Cisco DNA Center includes several exciting innovations which are true to its core mandate – strong connectivity, enhanced security, and a wonderful IT experience for both administrators and users. The table below summarizes a number of the key enhancements.

New features in Cisco DNA Center 2.2.2

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 <h2>          <strong>     Improve performance     </strong>          </h2>     

Can be your network ready for the new workplace that’s now more centered on people and supporting their method of working? Is there the proper controls to make sure they have an excellent user experience? Ensure it is on your own IT teams easy, your user base, as well as your business. With automation and AI-enabled analytics technologies, AIOps is really a reality for network operations now. Cisco DNA Center brings more automation, increased visibility, faster deployment, and built-in resiliency.

 <h3>          <strong>     Full visibility across your apps, services, and infrastructure with ThousandEyes     </strong>          </h3>     

 <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/blogs-images/ciscoblogs/1/2021/06/1000Eyes.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignleft wp-image-368420" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/1000Eyes-300x140-1.jpg" alt="Complete visibility through ThousanEyes" width="315" height="147" />          </a>     When you have applications that be determined by distributed architectures, multi-cloud platforms, a complex web of APIs, and third-party services, there is no need good visibility into each entity’s performance likely. You would be challenged to debug and resolve issues. Cisco ThousandEyes provides monitoring for such environments extending from usage of cloud using agents installed and running on Catalyst access switches. Cisco DNA Center makes installing these ThousandEyes agents on access switches easy by giving a one-click treatment for install the agent on all supported switched simultaneously. It'll automatically download and install the most recent version even, providing significant cost and time savings, and simplifying maintenance.

 <h3>          <strong>     Ease the right path with AIOps and strong analytics     </strong>          </h3>     

 <a href="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AIML.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignright wp-image-368432" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AIML.jpg" alt="AI/ML in networking" width="315" height="178" />          </a>     Cisco DNA Center continues to amplify the role of AI/ML in networking. AI/ML can be used for predictive analytics which range from improving coverage of wireless AP placements to identifying Wi-Fi-deficient areas in buildings. New comparative analytics enables you to measure the performance differences of network clients and devices, identify poor performing entities, and additional optimize the entire network performance.

Your day new dynamic Wi-Fi coverage heatmaps track hourly performance of selected KPIs throughout, assisting you gain deeper visibility, isolate observed issues, and perform real cause analysis.

The brand new Baselines Dashboard can help you improve user experience giving you improved visibility into Wi-Fi onboarding KPIs across buildings and SSIDs.

 <h3>          <strong>     Wi-Fi deployment planning with Ekahau     </strong>          </h3>     

 <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/blogs-images/ciscoblogs/1/2021/06/WirelessPlanning.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignleft wp-image-368434 size-medium" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/WirelessPlanning-300x206-1.jpg" alt="Wireless planning with Ekahau" width="300" height="206" />          </a>     We obtain it. Your users be determined by a solid Wi-Fi network. You intend to bespoke build a network that considers your floor capacity and plan requirements. You intend to place the proper amount of access points in the proper locations. At this point you have help from Ekahau     <sup>     TM     </sup>      integration with Cisco DNA Center. Utilize this integration to export your floor plans to Ekahau     <sup>     TM     </sup>     , design your Wi-Fi deployment, and import it into Cisco DNA Center back, finally providing you the assurance that you have the optimum amount of APs in just the proper places.

 

 

 <h3>          <strong>     Speed adoption     </strong>          </h3>     

When you are rushing to perform your network changes, you shall appreciate that the brand new Cisco DNA Center could be ready to go quickly. We’ve also defined easier step-wise journeys to evolve your network to the visibility and security of SD-Access you could undertake beginning with where your network happens to be.

 <h2>     Get yourself a jump start     </h2>     

A network controller ought to be as an easy task to start and run because the network devices it controls. Focusing on this directive, our engineers built an express setup workflow into Cisco DNA Center. Within a few minutes of plugging it in, you can start to utilize automation, assurance, and many of its most used features.

 <h3>          <strong>          <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/blogs-images/ciscoblogs/1/2021/06/SDA-Journey-3.png" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignright wp-image-368773" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SDA-Journey-3-300x184-1.png" alt="SD-Access journey" width="397" height="243" />          </a>     Plan your personal way to zero trust security with SD-Access     </strong>          </h3>     

If you have a normal Layer 2 access network and desire to enjoy the great things about SD-Access but are worried about how exactly the transition might affect your users, worry forget about. Cisco DNA Center now allows custom methods for you to transition your present network to SD-Access gradually. Utilize the new features that not need you to reconfigure existing VLAN-IDs, avoid disruptive and time-consuming efforts, and jump-start your conversion process. No real matter what your starting place is, it is possible to take small incremental steps, evolve your network as time passes, and revel in increasing benefits across the real way. Browse the SD-Access blog for the facts and pay attention to this podcast .

 <h3>          <strong>     Complete your zero trust security journey     </strong>          </h3>     

 <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/blogs-images/ciscoblogs/1/2021/06/TrustScore.png" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignleft wp-image-368422" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TrustScore-300x300-1.png" alt="Trust score" width="174" height="174" />          </a>     You have previously established trust by identifying and profiling all endpoints using AI endpoint analytics, defined access policies using group-based policy analytics, and enforced these policies through      <a href="https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/identity-services-engine/index.html">     Cisco Identity Services Engine     </a>      (ISE) as well as your      <a href="https://www.cisco.com/c/en_ph/solutions/enterprise-networks/catalyst-9000.html">     network devices     </a>     . But is it possible to make sure that the endpoints remain trustworthy from then on initial check? Could they be spoofing MAC addresses and attempting to trick their way in to the operational system? Cisco DNA Center can continuously monitor the behavior of endpoints now, cross reference endpoint behavior with vulnerability and posture status, and assign the endpoint a numerical trust score. You should use this score to find out whether that endpoint ought to be allowed to stay static in the machine or be quarantined or removed.

 

 <h2>     Increase security and scale

 <h3>          <strong>     Twice the amount of clients     </strong>          </h3>     

The brand new Cisco DNA Center running on the 3-node cluster with extra-large appliances doubles its convenience of the amount of endpoints. Thus giving you the freedom to control your growing network of IoT and users devices, and brings the price per endpoint down.

 <h3>          <strong>     More upgrades faster     </strong>          </h3>     

Now you can enjoy a lot more productivity gains and reduce network downtime with Cisco DNA Center’s capability to upgrade around 1,000 Catalyst 9000 devices every full hour.

 <h3>          <strong>     New APIs for better security and integrations     </strong>          </h3>     

APIs from Cisco DNA Center enable better network automation, complex workflows involving external systems, and reporting. APIs avoid manual porting of information from Cisco DNA Center to other systems. A number of the new APIs obtainable in version 2.2.2 assist in disaster recovery, wireless configurations, license management, compliance updates, and consistent security.

 <h3>          <strong>     High availability and disaster recovery     </strong>          </h3>     

If business resiliency is in your thoughts, it really is being created by us simpler to combine high availability with disaster recovery. You no longer require to set up Cisco DNA Center in a three-node cluster configuration before leveraging disaster recovery benefits. Utilize the same 1-1-1 cluster for both, operate only three nodes rather than seven as before, and decrease the costs of management and deployment.

 <h3>          <strong>     Measure your return     </strong>          </h3>     

 <a href="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ROI.png" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">          <img loading="lazy" class="alignright wp-image-368433 size-full" src="https://www.infracom.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ROI.png" alt="ROI - Total Network Hours per 100 Network devices" width="398" height="269" />          </a>     You know that Cisco DNA Center saves you a massive timeframe and money. Each day to help keep your networking humming and the business enterprise running you utilize its advanced automation and deep analytics. But have you any idea how much you're improving your efficiency exactly? Cisco DNA Center is now able to tell you how much time and money you're saving predicated on your usage. You can also compare your return with other organizations in exactly the same geographic or vertical area. You can put lots to those productivity gains now!

 <h2>     To find out more     </h2>     

Search for the banner on your own Cisco DNA Center dashboard inviting one to update your present version to 2.2.2.x. Update your version and utilize these wonderful new features. Find details in the datasheet and release notes and become sure to find out more . The only real question is, if you don’t yet have Cisco DNA Center, what are you looking forward to?

 

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