represents your network intent as a series of policy statements and requirements that are verified against a software model of the network. The intent language is able to focus on complete network paths and topology-independent directives because it is not doing box-by-box analysis the old-fashioned way. It looks at the network end-to-end, in aggregate, analyzing the model under all scenarios, and identifying errors where implementation does not match intent.
Intent statements are defined by users, along with standard baseline checks supplied with the system, according to the needs of their business. These statements are a bridge from the high-level policy objectives in the heads of the architects and admins, and to the configurations and behavior in the heart of your network.