In today's world, the network connects everything. It has the potential to constantly adapt, protect, and inform across all IT and business processes. But how?
Only with an intent-based network. By capturing business intent and activating and assuring it networkwide, you can bridge the gap between what your business needs and what your network delivers.
Centralize network policy control, automate management, and integrate IT workflows.
Use network monitoring and analytics to pinpoint, report, and remedy issues before they become problems.
Detect and contain threats everywhere, in real time. Let network intelligence take the load off security operations.
Deliver IT and business innovation now and in the future, built on an open, intent-based networking platform.
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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.