End-to-End Visibility for the Hybrid Network

In order for IT Operations teams to maintain the same levels of uptime and service, they need better visibility to respond to issues across the hybrid infrastructure. For large and dynamic environments, manual methods of documentation won’t cut it… automation is a must.

Visibility for Any Network

When enterprises migrate to SDN and public cloud, teams often struggle to wrap their arms around the complexity of the hybrid infrastructure. Different technologies require different tools – traditional networks still use the command line, SDN is managed through APIs and web interfaces, and there’s no tool which provides a single context for the entire environment.

NetBrain discovers and decodes the entire hybrid infrastructure to let you automatically map the network end-to-end, allowing you to manage it from a single interface.

NetBrain End-to-End Network Visibility Process Diagram
Dynamic Map of an application flow across a hybrid network

Visibility for Traditional LAN/WAN and Data Centers

With NetBrain, you dynamically visualize each aspect of your traditional network – the data center, campus, or WAN – from both a layer-3 and layer-2 perspective.
Map of WAN

Map of WAN

Map of Data Center

Map of Data Center

Map of Branch Office

Map of Branch Office

Visualize L2 + L3 Topology

Visualize L2 + L3 Topology

Visibility for Cisco ACI

NetBrain helps you visualize your ACI infrastructure from several perspectives, including overlay, underlay, and application centric views. This makes it possible for the whole team to help troubleshoot ACI, not just the architects who engineered it. Learn more about ACI Mapping and Troubleshooting Automation
Visualize a hybrid environment in one map

Visualize a hybrid environment in one map

Tracking applications through contracts and EPGs

Tracking applications through contracts and EPGs

Visualize Multiple Pods

Visualize Multiple Pods

Visibility for VMWare NSX

NetBrain helps teams visualize their NSX infrastructure and maps the relationship between the network and the VMs it runs on. VM and network teams are finally on the same page, working together to resolve problems. Learn more about NSX Mapping Automation
Map out logical dependencies of your NSX deployment

Map out logical dependencies of your NSX deployment

Visualize NSX alongside your traditional network

Visualize NSX alongside your traditional network

Visibility for Software-Defined WAN

The WAN has undergone a lot of change – from frame relay to MPLS and IPSec VPNs. Now, SD-WAN is quickly gaining adoption. With NetBrain, it’s easy to dynamically map your WAN no matter what technology you use.
Visualizing SD-WAN Edge alongside its orchestrators and controllers

Visualizing SD-WAN Edge alongside its orchestrators and controllers

Pull relevant metrics across all your edge devices simultaneously

Pull relevant metrics across all your edge devices simultaneously

Visualize links between SD-WAN Edge devices

Visualize links between SD-WAN Edge devices

Visibility for Public Cloud

When there’s an issue with a cloud application, it’s often difficult to pinpoint the cause. Teams with a hybrid cloud may struggle to answer the question “whose network is the problem on”? NetBrain helps IT teams get on the same page as their cloud provider, offering visibility across the entire shared network.
Visualize cloud alongside your traditional network

Visualize cloud alongside your traditional network

Visibility from Any Perspective

Different tasks require different visibility. If you’re troubleshooting a slow application, you need to know the path it takes across the network, or if errors exist on the links. For a design assessment, you may need the routing configuration or the state of BGP peers. Or for a security audit, you need to validate that traffic filtering and firewall policies match the intent. Finding answers with manual methods through the CLI is inefficient and time-consuming.

No matter what questions you have, NetBrain has the answers. NetBrain’s Dynamic Maps become the user interface for visualizing virtually any data which is relevant to a particular task.

Visualize Applications Flows Dynamically

Networks exist to serve the applications which run on them. For any application path, engineers need to assess routing, traffic filtering, load balancing, and much more. Today, the lack of visibility network teams have puts them at a serious disadvantage when troubleshooting application issues, which adds risk to the business. NetBrain is committed to solving this challenge.
Identify the critical path between two points

Identify the critical path between two points

Visualize Security Policies and Traffic Filtering

For security and design assessments, teams need to verify applications and services are properly segmented… sometimes for thousands of paths. This is not feasible with manual methods of verification. NetBrain’s Application Assurance module analyzes firewall policies and access lists to determine whether traffic is permitted or denied for a defined port for a given application.
Identify anything that affects traffic paths

Identify anything that affects traffic paths

Visualize Performance Hotspots and Anomalies in Real-time

Traditional network diagrams show what the network was designed to be, but not its current state. For that, teams typically rely on the command line, manually logging into devices one at a time for information like interface statistics or device utilization. NetBrain’s Data View Templates visualize any of this data automatically – across every device on the map.
Identify anomalies using network baselines

Identify anomalies using network baselines

Visualize Design Intent

For design assessments, network upgrades, or troubleshooting, you need to know the configuration and underlying design for technologies like dynamic routing, load balancing, QoS, and more. With NetBrain Data Views, it’s easy to dynamically turn on and off config details at the device and interface levels, minimizing the time spent digging for that information with the CLI.
Check for design anomalies across entire network segments at once

Check for design anomalies across entire network segments at once