Enterprises operating in the physical world have limited to no visibility into the behavior of people and connected assets within their buildings. Cisco DNA Spaces solves this physical blindspot problem by sensing location intelligence from all underlying Cisco wireless network and translating them into business ready insights. It also offers a variety of digitization toolkits, SDKs, APIs and partner apps with end-end monitoring and support to turn these insights into action. In summary, Cisco DNA Spaces extends your wireless network from going beyond connectivity into digitizing your properties.
Cisco DNA Spaces supports all Cisco wireless infrastructure : Aironet/Catalyst & Meraki, forward and backward compatible. Based on your type of infrastructure, we have a way to connect you to Cisco DNA Spaces cloud.
Cisco DNA Spaces supports varying accuracy levels from presence to hyperlocation, dependent on your existing network infrastructure and how you’ve distributed your Access Points. Real time location is computed based on the location hierarchy defined in Cisco DNA Spaces.
Cisco DNA Spaces comes with a default admin user account and password. An admin user can define role based access for other users from your enterprise and invite, edit, and delete user privileges. When adding new users to your account, admin can assign location specific (access to one property, multiple properties, group/brand/category based access, etc.) and read-only privileges.
Any existing Cisco or Cisco Meraki® wireless customer is eligible for the free trial of Cisco DNA Spaces.
If you are a Cisco customer, the trial is available to you, no matter where you are.
You can sign up for the free trial on dnaspaces.cisco.com. Click ‘Start for free’ and follow the steps to get started.
You get access to the SEE package for 90 days, which includes the following features: 1) Business insights such as – Wi-Fi adoption metrics, behavior metrics, right now metrics, benchmarks, impact analysis and location hierarchy 2) Location compute.
Cisco DNA Spaces starts collecting and processing data from the date of activation. Although you’ll begin to see your data being populated within 24 hours, it is recommended that you wait for a period of at least 3 weeks for our cloud engine to start cleansing the raw location data and churning meaningful business insights.
No. Getting started with Cisco DNA Spaces is absolutely free. We offer a no obligations free trial to help you fully explore the benefits of our platform.
The free trial gives you access to all the benefits of Cisco DNA Spaces SEE for a period of 90 days. We will send you an email notification a week before your trial period ends, giving you a chance to consider your next steps. If you wish to continue using it, you will need to purchase licenses for Cisco DNA Spaces SEE or upgrade to ACT.
You can reach out to us or contact your account manager to learn of any promotions or discounts applicable to you.
Deployment options include cloud plus on-premises or completely cloud. On-premises is required for hyperlocation compute functionality.
Cisco DNA Spaces comes with a complete self service setup guide to help you configure your account. This guide is designed to help network administrators, engineers or anyone who is interested in learning how to quickly deploy Cisco DNA Spaces.
Since the setup requires network access, you must be familiar with your network infrastructure details. If you don’t have those, the dashboard settings also allow you to invite any team member to setup your account for your organization.
Yes. There are five ways to connect to the cloud:
Current On-Prem customers can continue to use an on-prem deployment. In addition, Cisco DNA Spaces includes a cloud tethering option so that you will have an option to connect to the Cisco DNA Spaces cloud. You do not have to purchase on-prem separately, as it comes bundled with Cisco DNA Spaces. The only customers that need to deploy on-prem are those doing location compute.
Time taken will depend on your network infrastructure. Deployments that require the installation of Spaces connector on a virtual machine can take upto 60-90 minutes. Meraki deployments can be completed in under 30 minutes.
Recorded and live demos of Cisco DNA Spaces ACT can be made available on request. If you want to double click on a specific capability available within ACT, we are open for PoV’s (Proof of Value). You may directly reach out to us to discuss your requirements.
By upgrading to the ACT edition of Cisco DNA Spaces, you’ll have access to all Cisco DNA Spaces SEE features plus advanced metrics, location hierarchy, captive portal, engage, beacon manager and operational insights and other toolkits, profile rules, APIs and SLA. You can see a side-by-side comparison between SEE and ACT editions here.
Cisco DNA Spaces SEE gives you access to the following reports:
WiFi Adoption metrics: Measure and understand the adoption of your Wi-Fi program across properties.
Behavior metrics: Understand behavior of people & assets in your properties and how they impact other KPIs.
Right Now metrics: Gain a real-time view of visitor behavior at your properties.
We have a new feature called business insights which provides very robust metrics and benchmarking for actual visitors (customers, employees, guests). Passerby (probing) data is often not accurate and is not used for Business Insights and reports. However customers who specifically ask for probing data can get access to it separately. The widget will continue to be available in the on-prem component of the solution customers have today.
Login to your Cisco DNA Spaces dashboard. Under the ‘Teams’ section, you will be able to identify the role attached to your login.
The data is stored in the Cisco cloud hosted by AWS. The stored data is encrypted at rest.
The architecture of Cisco DNA Spaces is built in such a way that it handles dynamic scaling. Based on incoming traffic, we can dynamically scale to accommodate any number of users. It has a record of the world’s largest successful indoor LBS deployment to date.
Data is stored as long as your Cisco DNA Spaces account is active.
Trial accounts are offered the same security as our production accounts. Upon the expiry of the trial period, the data is marked for permanent deletion.
The customer has the absolute ownership of data.
Data is protected through encryption authentication and authorization.
Yes, we have different data centers for EU and China adhering to the respective local laws.
Cisco DNA Spaces can be ordered as a stand-alone subscription, as part of a Cisco DNA Advantage and Premier subscription, or via upgrade and migration offers.
Cisco DNA Spaces subscription includes both the cloud software as well as cloud tethered on-premise software. A subscription is required for the on-premise software in Cisco DNA Spaces (included in the See and Act subscriptions). CMX 3375 appliance is sold separately.
Cisco DNA Spaces See and Act are licensed on a per access point basis for a 3, 5, or 7 year term.
Yes, ordering is through the same SKU. On-prem can be installed on a VM or using a 3375 appliance (purchased separately)
Yes, both packages of Cisco DNA Spaces can be purchased separately.
There is no limit to the number of assets that can be tracked using Operational Insights toolkit in Cisco DNA Spaces Act.
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