#CiscoChat Podcast: Take the Complexity Out of Your Network with Software-Defined Access
Cisco Live EMEA may have just concluded, but IT insights continue to pour in from across the pond in Barcelona. The latest? It’s all about attaining enterprise network ease — with the power of Software-Defined Access (SD-Access).
As you are probably aware, enterprise networks have become much more complex over the past few years. The sprawl of enterprise-owned devices has grown ever larger as mobile and IoT devices have proliferated, making segmentation — already known to be notoriously complicated — even more tricky to tackle. The result: The operational difficulty of managing the network now weighs heavily on the enterprise, with IT teams frequently forced to work manually with CLI.
This is exactly where SD-Access enters the story — and our latest #CiscoChat podcast.
Built on the principles of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA), Software Defined-Access (SD-Access) provides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. SD-Access automates user access policy so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or device with any application across the network. This is accomplished with a single network fabric across LAN and WLAN. Pairing the two creates a consistent user experience anywhere without compromising on security
With SD-Access, IT teams gain automated end-to-end segmentation in order to separate user, device, and application traffic without having to redesign the network.
Recorded live on the #CLEUR show floor, I spoke with Cisco Director of Product Management, Rohan Grover, who describes how SD-Access works and the benefits seen, and Henning Bohlken from Jade University located in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Henning describes his experience and the benefits he has seen with deploying Cisco’s SD-Access solution in his network.
By listening to this podcast, you will:
- Learn precisely how SD-Access addresses IT issues associated with the ongoing spread of enterprise-owned devices.
- Discover how much time IT teams typically save by taking this new approach to segmentation.
- Hear Henning Bohlken, a real-world customer, describe the incredible difference SD-Access makes for him.
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