The Network Automation Blog

Trends, perspectives and insights on enterprise networking and automation.

Ace Your Next Network Compliance Audit

By Steve LamontNovember 6, 2018

No question, preparing for a network compliance audit can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive ordeal that can take weeks (maybe months). If you’re like most enterprise network teams, by the time you’ve assembled everything for the auditors, it’s all obsolete because your network has changed. Compliance is a moving target. The volume, velocity, and variety of change in today’s networks is unprecedented. And that’s not going to…

Read More

Categories

Watch Live Demo

Engineer-to-engineer tech talk only. Learn NetBrain in 20 minutes.

See Live Demo

All Posts

CLI Parsers: The Basic Unit of Automation

By Chris Lopez November 8, 2018

CLI parsers are specialized files that essentially tell your system the following: “for CLI output [X], here’s how to distinguish the important variables [Y] & [Z] from the rest of…

Ace Your Next Network Compliance Audit

By Steve Lamont November 6, 2018

No question, preparing for a network compliance audit can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive ordeal that can take weeks (maybe months). If you’re like most enterprise network teams, by the time you’ve…

Friday Five

The Friday Five: Network Zombies, Automated ITMS and Intent-Based Networking

By Steve Lamont November 2, 2018

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks: 5 Signs…

4 Advanced Use Cases for Automation with NetBrain

By Chris Lopez October 26, 2018

Last week, I discussed 6 of the most common use cases for automation that NetBrain customers have implemented in their networking environments. Using Runbooks, clients have been able to eliminate the overhead…

The Friday Five: Networks of the Future, DevOps, and SDN Security

By Steve Lamont October 19, 2018

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks: IoT Analytics…

6 Common Use Cases for Automation with NetBrain

By Chris Lopez October 18, 2018

I went to a trade show for NetBrain recently, and one thing that kept surprising me was how much people knew about NetBrain’s Dynamic Maps, yet how little they knew…

How NetBrain Fits In with Your 24×7 Monitoring Solution

By Alex Leemon October 12, 2018

Today’s 24×7 network monitoring solutions have gotten really good at alerting on issues on the network, but even the best ones don’t really help teams solve network problems. Monitoring tools…

A Peek Under the Hood of Runbook Automation

By Chris Lopez October 11, 2018

You never know how complicated your job is until you have to explain it to somebody. About two years ago, I was training my replacement and I realized how many…

The Science of A/B Path Calculation

By Chris Lopez October 4, 2018

A/B Path behaves like a network engineer, logging into devices hop-by-hop to mimic the actual path of a packet along a network. It will consider policies, ACLs, routing tables, and…

Show More Posts