Introducing NetBrain Dynamic Mapping

Expect more from your network maps than just documentation.

NetBrain re-imagines network maps as more than just a diagramming exercise to document your network. Our Dynamic Maps give every engineer data-rich visibility into the network to enhance their everyday workflows such as troubleshooting slow applications, mitigating security attack and more.

How? Dynamic Maps visualize a breadth and depth of network data that traditional static mapping tools simply cannot provide. Dynamic Maps are embedded with virtually infinite details about your network: configuration, design, topology, status, performance — even data from another NMS system.

Dynamic Maps are custom-built on the fly in seconds — either by an engineer on demand or automatically triggered by an external system (e.g., ServiceNow, Splunk). Unlike SNMP-only mapping tools, NetBrain’s deep auto-discovery leverages tenet/SSH to build a “digital twin” of your network, end to end, from live network data. And best of all, Dynamic Maps update themselves automatically whenever the network changes.

 

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Benefits of NetBrain Dynamic Mapping

 

Create the map you need, on demand in seconds

When there’s a problem, you don’t have time to sift through pages of documentation with fingers crossed that it’s not obsolete. (Spoiler alert: it probably is.) You certainly don’t have time to build an accurate diagram and then issue a bunch of CLI commands, device by device, to get design and configuration details. NetBrain maps any part of the network instantly to target the problem area. All CLI-level data is automatically accessible and visualized right on the map.

Dynamically visualize complex traffic flows

Visualize virtually any data in a single view

Your critical network data is spread across many tools (e.g., monitoring solutions, Splunk, ServiceNow) and usually buried behind the CLI. NetBrain automatically correlates and visualizes data from all these sources in one place: the Dynamic Map. Toggle on or off any “layer” of data — design, configuration, performance, topology, inventory, ticketing, monitoring, security — to drill down into only the information you’re interested in, without the clutter of details irrelevant to the task at hand.

2. Visualize virtually any data in a single view

Collaborate more effectively

Poring over text-file data dumps and emailing log files is a clunky way to share information. But before NetBrain, there wasn’t really a better alternative. Dynamic Maps are a single shared view for teams to pass along data and ensure that everyone’s on the same page during collaboration. All user activity and diagnostic data is saved inside the map. You can annotate any map with notes and comments, and every map can be shared via URL.

3. Collaborate more effectively

Enrich all your existing NMS tools

You probably already have a lot of best-in-breed NMS tools. Now you can up-level their performance with Dynamic Maps and NetBrain’s high-fidelity data visualization. Trouble ticket open in ServiceNow? An API call automatically triggers NetBrain to map out the problem area as the issue is happening, then inserts the map URL into ServiceNow. Every Dynamic Map is Runbook Automation-enabled, so any NMS with an API can kick off an automatic event-triggered diagnoses (e.g., CLI data collection and analysis) the moment the system detects something.

6. Bring greater visibility to every workflow

Enhance workflows with improved visibility

Every workflow needs a Dynamic Map. That’s because every workflow — troubleshooting, change management, security — needs everyone to be able to visualize and share the deep level of data that only Dynamic Maps and their Runbook Automation capabilities provide. Troubleshooting BGP neighbors? Map out your entire BGP environment with just a click. Investigating a performance issue detected by your monitoring tool? Get a map around the problem device automatically.

Enhance workflows with improved visibility