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The Friday Five: The Benefits of SDN, Surprising Findings in Cybersecurity and Collaboration

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: Refactoring the […]

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How Network Discovery Creates the “Brain” of NetBrain

Each icon on a Dynamic Network Map is not just a picture, but a smart object. These smart objects combine to form a mathematical data model which is created by […]

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The Perils of a Network Upgrade

The long-awaited change window for your network upgrade has arrived. Managers stack pizza on the conference room table, snacks are scattered throughout the office, and your changes have been tested […]

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Network refresh

A Network Refresh Gone Wrong

It was about 2 AM when we decided to break and head to the conference room where there was leftover pizza from earlier that day. I love good pizza, but […]

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Friday Five

The Friday Five: Managing Network Complexity, DevOps and What’s to Come in 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:   Why […]

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How Executable Runbooks Work

An Executable Runbook is a programmable set of procedures, which can be used by anyone to automatically collect and analyze specific network data. Like traditional playbooks, Executable Runbooks provide a […]

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Five Ways to Build a Dynamic Map

A Dynamic Map is more than a diagram, it’s the place where every network task starts and ends – from troubleshooting and security to planning a network change. That means the map should […]

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NetBrain in Action: Troubleshoot a Slow Application

In this week’s “tips and tricks” blog, I’ll discuss one of the most frequent scenarios network managers face: a user is experiencing a slow application and everyone is pointing their finger […]

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Stop Reactive Troubleshooting

Be Proactive: The Pitfalls of Relying on Event-Driven Security Processes

Network security teams have long been forced to rely on the same playbook for protecting the network: Wait for an event or attack to occur, and then work to resolve […]

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Automation Ups Your Game to Meet Evolving Network Challenges

It’s difficult to discuss the current networking landscape without hearing about network automation. Open source tools like Python and Ansible are mentioned alongside vendor products and third-party cross-platform solutions. Some […]

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