Intent-based networking (IBN) products are now available to intelligently automate many networking tasks, including verification and compliance reviews. IBN can provide the end-to-end view of network policies and behaviour needed to verify device configurations and connectivity. IBN has the ability to intelligently reason about network behaviour to automate many remediation and testing processes.

Forward Networks' IBN solution helps IT shift from a reactive to a proactive response to network issues, proving policies are in place rather than waiting or reacting to failures. The automated intelligence that IBN can offer is also helping to replicate the rare expertise of the critical IT engineers in diagnosing outages, documenting network requirements and verifying fixes. This operational model improves network agility to support rapidly changing application requirements, improves security and reduces downtime.