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Cisco adds new capabilities to its intent-based networking range

Cisco adds new capabilities to its intent-based networking range

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Networking powerhouse Cisco has announced new intent-based networking solutions to help optimise business and network operations.

Cisco’s intent-based networking portfolio is designed to deliver consistent, ongoing innovation to customers. Through software-based platforms, built on robust hardware, Cisco can provide the flexible, secure network a business needs to drive business transformation and stay resilient in uncertain times.

The networking solutions vendor said it is driving networking advancements to keep customers connected, productive and secure, as organisations face mounting challenges to deliver consistent and positive digital experiences.

The new innovations, added the company, are focused on simplifying automation, providing IT and business insights, and will enable IT teams to be agile, while staying closely aligned with business objectives.

Reem Asaad, Vice President, Cisco Middle East and Africa, said: “In today’s everchanging world, it is critical for a business’s network to be in tune with its strategic goals, whether that’s supporting and securing a remote workforce, accelerating expansion to the cloud, or driving business transformation.”

Asaad said with the innovations announcement, Cisco is helping IT rapidly roll out advanced networking and security capabilities by simplifying and automating segmentation and cloud-based security at scale. “We are delivering on our promise to build a networking platform that continues to deliver innovation to help customers, no matter where they are on their intent-based networking journey,” she said.

Cisco stated that it is providing advanced automation capabilities to drive better user experiences, while simplifying processes for IT.

According to the vendor, automation has become foundational to increasing IT efficiency, enabling IT teams to become increasingly flexible and proactive while reducing the amount of time simply maintaining the network. New automation innovations include the Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela which now offers complete cloud-native security through the integration with Cisco Umbrella to deliver protection to enterprises against major web attacks arising from SaaS and Internet access and the Cisco User-Defined Networks, that IT staff can use to provide end-users control of their own wireless network partition through Cisco DNA Centre.

The networking major said it is expanding insights to previously unmonitored devices, granting IT the ability to drive more efficient segmentation and better manage IoT devices.

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