Chapter 2

Introduction to Cisco Software-Defined Access

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Challenges with Today’s Networks: This section covers the trends and challenges of today’s campus networks and how to alleviate them using a fabric architecture.

  • Software-Defined Networking: This section covers the industry trends that are moving toward a software-defined networking approach to meet the businesses demands.

  • Cisco Software-Defined Access: This section outlines the components of Cisco SD-Access for campus networks and how using Cisco DNA Center incorporates automation, analytics, networking, and security.

  • Network Access Control: This section goes into detail of network access control (NAC) and its role in security-driven infrastructure. ...

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