Cisco One Software Details

New subscription model for access switching

Built on the Cisco Catalyst® 9000 Series Switches, the Cisco ONE Subscription for Switching offer delivers an “unbound network” on an open and extensible architecture to help you navigate your digital journey. It includes full Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) capabilities supported by Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) analytics, automation and security. Cisco ONE Advantage includes full DNA capabilities with SD-Access, while basic automation and management is part of Cisco ONE Essentials. This subscription offer simplifies the buying process and includes lower initiation costs and flexible terms.

Cisco ONE perpetual model

Cisco ONE for Access Switching, Access Wireless, WAN, Data Center Networking, Cloud and Compute are available through the perpetual model. The software is organized by domains—Data Center and Cloud, WAN and Access—and product types—Foundation, Advanced Applications and Advanced Security—as shown in Figure.

Cisco ONE Subscription

Cisco ONE Data Center and Cloud provides functions for physical and virtualized data centers across network and computing resources and provides secure, scalable support for private and hybrid clouds
Cisco ONE for WAN provides a comprehensive feature set for the branch office and network edge
Cisco ONE for Access offers a comprehensive feature set for wired and wireless access
Cisco ONE Advanced Security provides robust threat defense and central policy-management. capabilities. Rather than requiring you to piece together the features you need, these products provide cross-functional, use-case-based software sets to enable the performance, scale and security needed in today’s IT environments. Learn more about these solution suites at

Benefits for your organization

With Cisco ONE Software, your organization gains:

  • The software necessary to enable key business solutions at an attractive price
  • New capabilities through major-release upgrades and minor updates to help ensure that your software operates smoothly and is always up-to-date
  • Investment protection with services-enabled software license portability across hardware refresh cycles
  • Flexibility of license migration from physical devices to virtual machines
  • Better budget control with flexible subscriptions and perpetual buying options
  • Faster access to new Cisco software features and products

Cisco Software Support services

SWSS is required for Cisco ONE Software suites for continued access to updates, upgrades, new capabilities and license portability beyond year 1.

Cisco Smart Net Total Care

To help ensure coverage for your Cisco base OS software and hardware, we highly recommend Cisco Smart Net Total Care™ coverage, which provides 24-hour global support for the underlying hardware platforms on which Cisco ONE Software is deployed.

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