There are many challenges today in managing the network because of manual configuration and fragmented tool offerings. Manual operations are slow and error-prone and these issues will be exacerbated due to the constantly changing environment with more users, devices and applications. With the growth of users and different devices types coming into the network, it is more complex to configure user credentials and maintain a consistent policy across the network. If your policy is not consistent, there is the added complexity of maintaining separate policies between wired and wireless. As users move around the network, it also becomes difficult to locate users and troubleshoot issues. The bottom line is that the networks of today do not address today's network needs. This SDA course addresses these issues.
Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the industry's first intent-based networking solution for the Enterprise built on the principles of Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (DNA) . SD-Access provides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. SD-Access automates user access policy so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or device with any application across the network. This is accomplished with a single network fabric across LAN and WLAN which creates a consistent user experience anywhere without compromising on security.