Amorepacific’s new headquarters is a building that is on the cutting-edge of design. So it only makes sense that its wireless infrastructure is the same—and that’s why they turned to Cisco.

In November 2017, one of the top beauty companies in the world, Amorepacific, opened a new, state-of-the-art home office in Seoul, South Korea. It’s unique design—it takes its inspiration from the Korean white porcelain pot the Moon Jar—makes for a truly interesting addition to the city’s skyline.

Not only did Amorepacific want their building’s look to be ahead of its time, but they wanted their wireless network to be the same as well. The office spaces, located between the sixth and 21st floors, were designed with an open office concept. That meant that they needed a network robust enough to handle their employees’ day-to-day Wi-Fi activities.

Focusing on making sure that the building used Intent-Based Networking (IBN), the beauty corporation modified their network plan midstream once Cisco DNA Center was released in the spring of 2017. If you aren’t aware of Cisco DNA Center yet, it is a complete software-based network automation and assurance solution that allows the network to deploy faster and run smarter with reduced risk.

“In building a networking environment that becomes more complex by the day, our trust in Cisco’s ability to be a step ahead of the curve by providing a solution that deals with changing trends such as the IBN was fundamental,” explained Jinwoo Kim, Director of Amorepacific’s Information Technology Division.

As part of the Cisco DNA Center solution, Amorepacific also launched Cisco DNA Assurance which helps IT manage the health of the wired and wireless network along with clients and applications. From there, Cisco DNA Center proactively reacts to security threats, provides predictive analysis and formidable business intelligence.

In addition to the Cisco DNA and Cisco DNA Assurance as well as the IBN solutions, Amorepacific outfitted their office building with Cisco products to make sure that its infrastructure was top notch. Among the products deployed are the Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points and Cisco 5500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers.

Cisco DNA Center was key in setting up the access points and controllers and making things much easier for the network team. For example, the traditional 10 lines of coding process required for each access point was simplified into just two to three mouse clicks.

A great looking building and an awesome network? That makes going into work absolutely beautiful.

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Byron Magrane

Product Manager, Marketing