Cisco User Defined Network Plus

Secure personal networks

Cisco User Defined Network Plus is a simplified, cloud-based solution providing users with seamless connectivity in shared wireless networks without compromising IT security or visibility. Empower users and your team with an easily deployable, managed, and monitored personal network solution.

Features and benefits

Easily deployable, managed, and monitored

End users enjoy easy device registration and management of their personal network through a Splash Access portal while IT benefits from monitoring and visibility of all devices on the network.

Secure and segmented personal networks

End users can securely onboard their personal devices and can restrict others from network and device access. Users control their devices and guests on network partitions, reducing IT support because of user connectivity issues.

Frictionless experiences for users and IT

Network admins and end users experience seamless onboarding and use of the network. IT admins get full visibility of all user devices through Cisco Catalyst assurance. No surprises: you know exactly who and what's on the network.

Here's what you need for deploying User Defined Network Plus

The essential components of User Defined Network Plus include the customer's Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller and Wave 2 and newer access points. Licensing for Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and the Splash Access portal that allows users to register their own devices is required for the solution.

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Cisco Catalyst Wi-Fi 6/6E access points

All Cisco Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 5 access points are compatible with User Defined Network Plus.

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Whether physical or virtual, these controllers are essential to User Defined Network Plus.

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)​​

ISE ensures that the User Defined Network Plus experience is safe and secure for users and for the network.

Splash Access (Cisco Partner)

The Splash Access web portal simplifies the device registration process. Create an account and purchase licenses directly with Splash Access. 

Cisco Catalyst Center​

Catalyst Center is an optional component of the User Defined Network Plus solution that allows IT to see devices in the Assurance view of Catalyst Center. Your network should be upgraded to at least 17.13.1 or the latest version.

See shared network use cases for…

Higher education

Make the dorm feel like home. Give students User Defined Network Plus so they can automatically and securely connect their devices and manage their own networks.

Long-term stays and care

As more tech-savvy people age, many living in long-term facilities will appreciate the ease and security of using User Defined Network Plus to connect their devices to the network.

Get assured wireless performance and location services

Cisco DNA Software subscriptions provide analytics and assurance powered by artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) for easy troubleshooting and management of wireless networks. Cisco Spaces provides insights about people and assets on your premises and can help inform business decisions.

Drive results with a more secure, resilient network

Deploy faster with a strategic plan, migration strategy, and roadmap. Drive operational excellence with services to help improve security and visibility.

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