Cisco Digital Network Architecture
In March, Cisco launched the Digital Network Architecture (DNA), an open, software-driven, service-centric offering based on automation, virtualization, analytics, managed services and open APIs that is aimed at enabling digital business. The platform includes an automation platform and applications, an array of cloud-based management services, and network functions virtualization targeting the enterprises. Cisco also launched updates for cloud-based management, advanced malware protection and threat intelligence for Meraki appliances, network security, content filtering, security services and threat detection and complex network forensics – that all fall under DNA. Partners at the time said the launch of DNA shows Cisco recognizes the shift from hardware- to software-based security offerings at a time when it is rapidly looking to ramp up its security portfolio.