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Cisco Software-Defined Access

Touting it as one of the biggest networking launches in the company's history, Cisco last month unveiled what it called its "revolutionary" Network Intuitive platform. One key aspect of the new architecture is the networking giant's new Software-Defined Access that automates tasks such as troubleshooting, provisioning and configuration.

SD-Access uses automated policy enforcement and network segmentation over a single network fabric to simplify network access for users, devices and things. Cisco said the offering reduces network provisioning by 67 percent, improves issue resolution by 80 percent, reduces security breach impact by 48 percent and includes Opex savings of 61 percent.