10 Things Partners Need To Know About Cisco's Intent-Based Networking For IoT

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Internet Of Things In The Network

Cisco Systems is bringing its intent-based networking technology into the IoT space with new solutions designed to help customers ease the pressure that comes with trying to meet the demands of the rapid expansion of IoT devices with limited resources.

The solutions give customers better visibility into IoT systems while improving the security of IoT devices themselves, the networking giant said. It also serves as an indication of the momentum Cisco's intent-based networking is building in the market since its launch last June. The company introduced its intent-based networking for IoT solutions today at the Cisco Partner Connection Week event in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Cisco, in a related move, is also expanding its Catalyst 9000 series of subscription-based switches, which are the foundation of its intent-based networking efforts.

"We are really saying how can we help customers, how can we provide a level of visibility into these devices and help them provide the right control of who gets control of what devices, and automate the operations of the network for managed the IoT device while providing greater insight and analytics around these devices," said Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco vice president of enterprise and IoT networking marketing.

Here are 10 things you should know about intent-based networking for IoT.

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