Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing: Subscription Offers At-a-Glance

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Introduction

Traditional WAN infrastructure was good at a time when the majority of branch office traffic flowed within the enterprise intranet boundary. However, new cloud services and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are changing the traffic pattern. Today, the majority of enterprise traffic flows to public clouds and the Internet. This change creates new requirements for security, application performance, cloud connectivity, management, and operations.

Cisco’s intent-based WAN offers an entirely new approach to manage and operate your WAN infrastructure. It provides the following key benefits:

     Makes your network ready for SaaS applications.

     Simplifies your WAN architecture and makes it easier to manage, operate, and consume.

     Balances security and application experience with direct Internet access at the branch.

You can begin this intent-based WAN journey with Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing subscription offers
(Figure 1).

Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing software subscription offer structure

Figure 1.               

Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing software subscription offer structure

With Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing subscription tiers, you get the flexibility to consume the latest technology, either in the cloud or on your premises, across the entire routing stack. All are available as 3- or 5-year subscriptions. Cisco DNA Essentials and Advantage for SD-WAN and Routing are also available as a 7-year subscription. Choosing the subscription is a simple 5-step process (Figure 2).

Selecting a Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing subscription

Figure 2.               

Selecting a Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing subscription

Benefits of a software subscription for SD-WAN and Routing

     The latest innovations through simple subscription tiers.

     Available across the portfolio.

     Flexibility to choose on-premises or cloud management.

     Easy license portability across premises and cloud.

     Easy upgrade across tiers.

     Software Support Service (SWSS) included.

Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials and Secure Malware Analytics entitlements in Cisco DNA Premier

With a Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing Premier subscription, customers receive both Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials and Cisco Secure Malware Analytics. The license quantity entitlements listed in Table 1 below are the cumulative global entitlements across all customer sites (aggregate user count across all Cisco DNA Premier licenses purchased) for Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials. Additional Cisco SIG Essentials user licenses can be purchased separately.

Table 1.           Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials License Entitlements by Bandwidth Tier

All Cisco router platform families

Transactional purchases

Enterprise Agreement purchases

Bandwidth Tier

Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials License Entitlement

Bandwidth Tier

Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials License Entitlement

Tier 0 (Up to 50 Mbps agg.)

25 licenses

Tier 0 (Up to 50 Mbps agg.)

Not Available

Tier 1 (Up to 400 Mbps agg.)

40 licenses

Tier 1 (Up to 400 Mbps agg.)

45 licenses

Tier 2 (Up to 2 Gbps agg.)

100 licenses

Tier 2 (Up to 2 Gbps agg.)

110 licenses

Tier 3 (Up to 20 Gbps agg.)

285 licenses

Tier 3 (up to 20 Gbps agg.)

325 licenses

The Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing Premier subscription provides a Cisco Secure Malware Analytics fixed entitlement of 500 files per day per customer account to be sent to the Secure Malware Analytics cloud for sandboxing (File Behavior Analysis). This is a global entitlement across all customer sites. Additional Cisco Secure Malware Analytics licenses can be purchased separately.

Introduction to Smart Licensing

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase and manage software across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization. And it’s secure – you control what users can access. With Smart Licensing you get:

     Easy Activation: Smart Licensing establishes a pool of software licenses that can be used across the entire organization—no more PAKs (Product Activation Keys).

     Unified Management: My Cisco Entitlements (MCE) provides a complete view into all of your Cisco products and services in an easy-to-use portal, so you always know what you have and what you are using.

     License Flexibility: Your software is not node-locked to your hardware, so you can easily use and transfer licenses as needed.

To use Smart Licensing, you must first set up a Smart Account on Cisco Software Central.

For a more detailed overview on Cisco Licensing, go to cisco.com/go/licensingguide.

Why Cisco?

Digital business relies upon a new digital network in enterprise networking and in the data center. This new network requires a software-based and policy-driven approach, automation, built-in security, and proactive monitoring and troubleshooting informed by insights from the business. Cisco is delivering this new network via the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) for enterprise networking.

Through these innovations, we make it easier for IT to respond to the ever-evolving demands of the business. Cisco is the premier company with the breadth, depth, and intellectual property to fully enable all of your organization’s networking needs, now and into the future.

Cisco Software Support

Cisco DNA for SD-WAN and Routing subscription licenses include embedded SWSS support ONLY for the subscription functionality (Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Manager, Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Analytics, Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Validator, Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Controller, Cisco Umbrella SIG Essentials, etc.) enabled by the tier purchased (Cisco DNA Essentials, Advantage, and Premier). Cisco DNA SWSS support includes 24x7x365 Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and Cisco DNA subscription software release updates.

No support is included for the underlying hardware, nor are support, upgrades or updates included for the IOS-XE related perpetual network stack (Network Essentials/Advantage). Any support services for the hardware and for the IOS-XE perpetual network stack will require a separate router hardware support contract: Smart Net Total Care, or Solution Support for your multivendor Cisco solution environment.

Next steps

To learn more about how Cisco DNA software can help your organization on its WAN journey, visit the Cisco DNA software page at https://www.cisco.com/go/dnawan.

 

 

 

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