When we released Cisco DNA Center last year, we knew that it was going to make a big splash in the industry. After reading the evaluation in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, we now know it for sure.

DNA Center is a complete software-based network automation and assurance solution. It is a critical piece of the Cisco Intent-Based Networking strategy which lays the foundation for the digital networks of tomorrow. Many of you know that Intent-Based Networking is proactive management that simplifies operations, provides security throughout the network and is an investment for innovation. DNA Center is an integral part of that Intent-Based Networking package as it provides visibility, management and an automated way to deploy wireless networks with simplified configuration and image management. Powered by best practices, the solution enables high-density networks with the click of a button.

Thanks to DNA Center, we believe industry experts are aware that Cisco is again outpacing much of its competition. Cisco again has been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and the Wireless LAN Access infrastructure.  Cisco achieved the highest position for Ability to Execute.

We believe innovations like DNA Center allow Cisco to maintain a position at the front of the industry and its position as a Leader continues to be recognized.

The breadth of the Cisco portfolio allows product flexibility to more accurately align the right solution with the customer’s current and future technical and business needs. Every customer is different and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Whatever the management, performance, or deployment model, Cisco supports customer needs with exceptional reliability.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Bill Menezes, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, Mike Toussaint, 11 July 2018. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Cisco.Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warrantees, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warrantees of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



Prashanth Shenoy

Vice President of Marketing

Enterprise Networking and Mobility