What is the Cisco DNA Expansion Pack?

The Cisco DNA Expansion Pack is a more flexible way to purchase Cisco ISE, Cisco DNA Spaces, Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch), ThousandEyes and other licenses, appliances, and services all in one convenient “point and click” ordering menu. Just as you look forward to the latest expansion pack for your favorite video game to help you level up and get the most out of your investment, the Cisco DNA Expansion Pack will enhance your Cisco DNA solutions experience in areas such as SD-Access, Zero Trust solutions, Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), location analytics, and assurance. You can add the pack to your Cisco DNA software licenses and choose the license count and options that fit your needs.

Why are we replacing Cisco DNA Premier?

Cisco DNA Premier was the lead offer since we launched our Cisco DNA subscriptions, but it had some limitations, specifically limited availability of license options and quantities. The new offer includes all license options and quantities, as well as physical or virtual appliances and quick start services so you can build the complete solution. Moreover, the Stealthwatch and ISE licenses include a volume-based pricing mechanism whereas the more units you buy, the cheaper the price per unit. A unit, in this case, could be an endpoint session, such as in the case for Cisco ISE, or flow, such as in the case for Secure Network Analytics.

What are the benefits?

As mentioned above, the Cisco DNA Expansion Pack provides a way for you to conveniently buy what you need for a full Cisco DNA solution. The pack provides flexibility to configure necessary product options within the quote.

  • Cisco DNA Spaces delivers location analytics to gain more insights into the behavior of people and things.
  • ThousandEyes allows you to instantly identify what is impacting user experiences across any domain—even those that you do not own or control.
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) enables a dynamic and automated approach to policy enforcement that simplifies the delivery of highly secure network access control.
  • Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) provides pervasive network visibility and sophisticated security analytics for advanced protection.

All of these licenses would co-term. You can add this expansion pack to your Cisco DNA Advantage or Essentials licenses, but you do not need Cisco DNA licenses to purchase the pack. Furthermore, If you choose to move to an Enterprise Agreement, your investment would be protected.


For more details, contact a Cisco sales or Cisco registered partner.


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Monisha Alfaro

Product Marketing Manager

Enterprise Networking & Mobility