AOS delivers powerful, intent-driven automation of network services in vendor-agnostic environments by delivering it as an easily consumable service in response to consumer-specified intent. Network devices serve packets, AOS services serve application workloads.
According to numerous studies, 70-80% of outages are due to configuration change applied to a living system, and not due to initial deployment. Initial, one-time deployment can be seen as sort of a “hello world” application; the real complexities arise as the system evolves. With AOS, configuration, telemetry, and expectations are derived from the single source of truth - the intent - in an idempotent fashion, and as such there is no implementation difference between initial deployment or change management.
This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
SIEM solutions detect real attacks from the thousands of events that are happening in the network. When an unexpected and potentially dangerous event is recognized, engineers take a quick (temporary) action to block the security leak, diagnose what really went wrong, determine what else is at risk, and decide on a fix.
Regardless of whether your company is subject to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, any number of state regulations, or none at all, configuration compliance has a place in most if not all business and government organizations. Find out in this paper how you can achieve automated configuration compliance with the SafeWord SecureWire IAM appliance from Secure Computing.
Download this white paper and find out how technological advances are enabling collaboration to extend across the enterprise and through outsourced resources with globally distributed development. (GDD) Learn how GDD is enabling companies to expand their operations on a worldwide basis, cost and skills arbitrage, and reduced time to market.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
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As the networks become ever more essential to business processes, they are also increasing rapidly in size and complexity. Many factors can affect network availability and performance—increasing traffic, configuration problems, failed network elements, changes, and more. Since not all of these problems are hard failures, managing the network to detect and correct business-impacting problems requires new tools, strategies, and initiatives. To deliver the availability and performance business demands, network management teams need to optimize fault management and ensure availability, unify fault and performance management, automate change and configuration management to ensure compliance, and automate IT processes. This integrated approach is called Automated Network Management (ANM).
Effectively monitoring and managing cloud infrastructure configuration changes and performing on-going vulnerability analyses through forensics, troubleshooting, audits, and automation are key activities to help secure your AWS environment.
ThousandEyes monitors BGP routes from both corporate and service provider networks so you can see inbound routes to your prefixes and outbound routes to key services and endpoints. Act quickly on issues including local misconfigurations, peering changes, and route hijackings. Watch this video short now!
ThousandEyes monitors BGP routes from both corporate and service provider networks so you can see inbound routes to your prefixes and outbound routes to key services and endpoints. Act quickly on issues including local misconfigurations, peering changes, and route hijackings.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families.
Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products.
Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance.
Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
We tested the following switch-configurations of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X, HP 2920 and HP 5120 product families.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what your organization needs and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals. Cisco® Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™) is your team’s bridge to an intentbased network. It is an open, extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies your enterprise network operations, while lowering costs and reducing your risk. Only Cisco provides a single network fabric that is powered by deep intelligence and integrated security to deliver automation and assurance across your entire organization at scale. Cisco DNA gives IT time back from time-consuming, repetitive network configuration tasks so you can focus on the innovation your business needs. Cisco DNA automation and assurance are built on a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller, ri
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and then assess aspects of competitive campus-network infrastructures from Cisco Systems and Huawei Technologies. The products of each vendor were configured and deployed strictly according to the vendors' recommended designs, and using their respective software for campus-wide network management, control, configuration and monitoring.
Enterprise networks are going through massive change, and the convergence of voice and data including Communication deployments, upgrades, transformations and ongoing management remain a top priority. According industry analysts at Aberdeen Group, 61% are planning for Communications in the next two years. In order to get the most from their Unified Communications investment at the time of deployment and beyond, enterprises must leverage both active testing and configuration analysis techniques to certify and validate that environments are configured as designed.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Failure to meet compliance can result in fines, dangerous network exposure and damage to a company’s reputation. Traditional techniques leave many organizations at risk. Read this white paper to learn 7 critical steps to achieve network compliance.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
In this whitepaper, you will learn how configuration audit and control can be used effectively to ensure system management productivity, and help reduce costs and sustain configuration viability within the bounds of operational, security and regulatory standards.
This whitepaper describes how NETCONF and YANG can help drastically simplify network configuration management. The IETF has recently standardized the NETCONF configuration management protocol and is currently in the process of standardizing a NETCONF-oriented data modeling language called YANG. These two new technologies promise to drastically simplify network configuration management.
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
As organizations increasingly rely on cloud services and SaaS applications to streamline business practices, the familiar paradigm of the network perimeter has dissolved, leaving a porous and ever-changing digital estate in its wake. While the benefits of cloud computing will ensure that migrations continue apace, the unique security challenges presented by the cloud will not only require a more agile mindset, but also self-learning technologies that can move at the speed of cloud deployments and spot subtle deviations indicative of a threat, while providing complete, real-time visibility across the digital business. Darktrace’s world leadership in the field of artificial intelligence for cyber security makes it the most effective and proven solution to detect unprecedented threats and anomalous cyber-incidents in the cloud. Whether faced with an insider threat, an attacker targeting sensitive data in test containers, or a significant misconfiguration that could be exploited in the fut
Many firms are embarking on ambitious data center optimization projects to significantly reduce cost in hardware, maintenance, licensing, rack space, cooling and power – only to realize they are lacking fundamental data about their environment. Learn how you can accelerate and de-risk your data center optimization initiatives.
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdgeT family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Making routine changes to the infrastructure should not be an additional source of stress, but with the additional roles of monitoring and troubleshooting often times it is. The reasons for this added stress are described in this paper along with an effective solution for addressing these problems using SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and Athena FirePAC for firewall analysis.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.