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NetBrain Technologies Survey Reveals Efficiency and Collaboration Challenges Within Enterprise Networking Teams

Jun 12, 2017

Data highlights how the lack of network visibility and automated processes, combined with tribal knowledge, is creating network pitfalls for many enterprises.

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 13, 2017– NetBrain Technologies, provider of the industry’s leading adaptive network automation platform, today announced the results of its first annual survey on the state of the network engineer. The survey focused on uncovering key trends and challenges faced by network teams when managing their day-to-day IT workflows—documentation, troubleshooting, change management, and security and defense. Conducted in April 2017, the study surveyed more than 200 network engineering professionals in large enterprises nationwide, across both private and public sector industries. The survey results are summarized in a downloadable report entitled: 2017 State of the Network Engineer: Toward an Automated Future.

The survey revealed the following trends and pain points impacting today’s network teams:

“As enterprise networks grow and organizations invest in areas like network security and software-defined networking, the job of today’s network engineering and security teams becomes more difficult,” said Grant Ho, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at NetBrain Technologies. “Our survey revealed that manual processes like command-line interface are not adapting to the new realities of this complexity, while tribal knowledge and information-sharing gaps continue to slow teams down when resolving problems. By automating network tasks and ensuring a platform for collaboration—across network, security, and application teams—IT will be in a much better position to see what’s in their hybrid networks, rapidly diagnose issues, and mitigate threats as they arise.”

Key survey findings include the following:

The research was conducted in April 2017 via an online poll of more than 200 IT professionals with day-to-day oversight and management of enterprise networks within organizations of more than 1,000 employees. Typical respondents had titles such as Network Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Network Architect, Director/Manager of Network Operations, and Director/Manager of IT.

 Download the report: 2017 State of the Network Engineer: Toward an Automated Future to read NetBrain’s full findings.


About NetBrain Technologies

Founded in 2004, NetBrain is the market leader disrupting the network automation space. Its ground-breaking automation platform leverages the power of Dynamic Maps and Executable Runbooks to provide CIOs and network teams with end-to-end network visibility while enabling adaptive automation across the organization’s physical and virtual networks. Today, over 1,500 of the world’s largest enterprises and managed services providers leverage NetBrain’s platform to automate network documentation, troubleshooting, change management, and security and defense. NetBrain is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in Sacramento, California; Munich, Germany; and Beijing, China. For more information, visit https://www.netbraintech.com/.

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