More than half of all network outages and service degradations are due to human error, the unintended consequences of misconfiguration, or not taking into account previous applications and their unique needs when deploying new applications. Understanding that the network must directly support the performance of all of its applications, NetBrain PDAS describes the network as a set of contextual behaviors, called Network Intents, that govern the delivery of network services. Through comprehensive enforcement of Network Intents, NetBrain maintains the network in a manner that directly supports the business and its litany of applications, across the hybrid network.
Resolving network incidents is the focus of most network operations solutions today, but the most effective operational strategy is to prevent network issues from occurring in the first place. Prevention has been the most sought-after solution, which until NetBrain’s intent-based automation solution, has not been possible.
Preventing outages is far less expensive than responding to them. When critical outages occur, significant premiums are incurred to restore business operations against the clock.
Network Intent verifications run continuously to detect problems before they impact production. This checks human error and unintended consequences.
Ensuring that the network directly supports each business-critical application and service is easily accomplished by enforcing Network Intents.
Actively enforce design compliance by continuous evaluation of the extensive list of network intents as defined by the applications and services which are running upon the network. By taking your enterprise and network architects’ designs, organizational standards, and security policies and then enforcing them, NetBrain prevents outages that would otherwise occur due to human error, configuration drift, or the unintended consequences of change. Maintaining network designs through a comprehensive set of network intents reduces operational costs and increases customer satisfaction and reputation.
Enable continuous compliance verification to detect unplanned and undocumented configuration drift.
NetBrain’s Preventive Automation Dashboard shows when network intents have been violated, and which devices and paths may be involved.
By proactively maintaining the intended design goals, the number of network problem reports submitted to the service desk is greatly reduced
Translate any hybrid network as a series of applications and network designs to automate preventive automation based upon deviations from intended outcomes. A Preventive Automation Framework provides intelligent and proactive network monitoring and automatic health checks of your entire network.
Create virtual probes via SNMP/CLI parser variable or directly from external SIEM systems for monitoring and identifying potential network problems.
A unified Preventive Automation Dashboard shows the alerts by the virtual probe and/or by the intents that are being impacted.
Network Intent-based automation can be time-based or event-driven and scales across the entire hybrid infrastructure, edge to cloud