Today's environment requires a network that is more responsive and agile than ever before, one that is powered by intent and informed by context.
Only Cisco delivers an end-to-end, intent-based networking strategy that encompasses translation, activation, and assurance. With policy-based automation and segmentation, you get fast and highly secure service activation across the campus, the branch, and now the extended enterprise too.
Get 360-degree contextual insights across users, devices, and applications. Assure network performance with real-time and historical data analytics, to learn, adapt, and even detect problems before they happen.
Validate business intent with always-on assurance. Predict the impact of configuration changes, proactively verify network behavior, and assure network policy and compliance.
See how these solutions can lower network infrastructure delivery times and reduce outages by at least 50 percent.
Read analyst firm ESG's perspective on the 10 principles for accelerating adoption.
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An intent-based network bridges the gap between business and IT. It captures business intent and continuously aligns the end-to-end network with that intent. Intent can apply to application service levels, security policies, compliance, operational processes, and other business needs.
Organizations need to move faster and with confidence. Many networks cannot keep up with the scale, complexity, and threats of today's business environment. The business benefits of intent-based networking are clear in three main areas:
Intent-based networking captures and translates business intent so that it can be applied across the network. The network continuously monitors and adjusts to ensure alignment. That's achieved through a closed-loop system that includes:
For intent-based networking to achieve its full potential, all these functions build on a programmable network infrastructure.