Cisco DNA Essentials includes features that enable your entry into software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). For instance, Cisco DNA Essentials enables flexible network topology including hub-and-spoke and both full- and partial-mesh architectures running over IPv4 or IPv6 (VPNs are limited to four user VPNs plus one management VPN). Enable redundancy with DSL, 4G LTE, and multilink router interfaces. Run static or dynamic routing across your network with basic path optimization. Bring up new branches and new locations with zero-touch provisioning and onboarding. And manage it all using Cisco vManage via the cloud or on-premises.
But part of what sets Cisco DNA Essentials apart is the inclusion of cloud security and cloud application functionality in our entry-level offer.
Your network is only as good as it is secure. Cisco DNA Essentials for SD-WAN and Routing offers a multilayered cloud security solution consisting of an enterprise firewall with a Talos® powered intrusion protection system and Cisco Secure Endpoint, including TLS/SSL proxy support, URL filtering, and Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) support, plus Cisco Umbrella® DNS monitoring (visibility only).
Beyond simply being able to route based on applications and service-level agreements (SLAs), Cisco DNA Essentials includes Cloud OnRamp for Multicloud (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Azure, etc.) and Cloud OnRamp for Software as a Service (for all applications, including Microsoft 365, Webex, Salesforce, Workday, Box, DocuSign, etc.), plus cloud monitoring capabilities via vManage.
Cisco DNA Essentials for SD-WAN and Routing provides all the above and more, to help ensure the best SD-WAN, cloud, and SaaS experience for your users at a reasonable price point.