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With NetBrain, a Dynamic Network Map powers every network management task, improving network reliability and security. Here’s how we can help you today.

Use a Map as the Single Pane of Glass

Enterprise network teams have no shortage of tools – ticketing systems, monitoring tools, security and event management systems… and primarily the command line interface. With NetBrain, a Dynamic Network Map becomes the single pane of glass which integrates these systems together.

Use a Map as the Single Pane of Glass

Automate Network Documentation

Network teams rely on documentation for troubleshooting, design, compliance, and much more. Unfortunately, most teams live without accurate diagrams because it can take months to document a large network and the maps become instantly out of date. Automation is the solution.

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Dynamically Map Traffic Flows

For troubleshooting network issues, engineers need to know how traffic flows across the live network, from the source to the destination. With modern hybrid networks, traceroute is not enough - engineers need better visibility. With NetBrain, only the source and destination IP address is needed to dynamically map any traffic flow.

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Guide Engineers with Best Practices

Network teams can leverage existing scripts, design notes, text books, and tribal knowledge to digitize best practices into Executable Runbooks. Runbooks make knowledge accessible and executable, for every engineer on the team.

Guide Engineers with Best Practices

Automate Network Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting network issues is like finding a needle in a haystack. Network monitoring tools are great for identifying issues, but provide little insight into the cause of the problem. NetBrain provides visibility into the problem area and automates hundreds of diagnoses, to cut troubleshooting times in half.

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Enhance Troubleshooting Workflows

Troubleshooting is often a team effort – whether two engineers are collaborating side-by-side or an issue is escalated across the world. With NetBrain, teams can apply automation to every phase of troubleshooting – from ticket creation, to data collection, and for sharing knowledge of best practices.

Enhance Troubleshooting Workflows

Phase 1: Automated Mapping and Diagnosis

By integrating NetBrain with your monitoring or ticketing systems, the first-responder is armed with instant visibility (via Dynamic Map) and analytics (via Executable Runbook) into the problem area. This is auto-triggered at the instant the alert is created.

Phase 2: Collaborative Troubleshooting

When multiple teams work together (for example Level 1 and Level 2 NOC engineers) they collaborate using a single map URL. All user activity and diagnostic data is saved inside the map so there’s no need to email logs and text files.

Phase 3: Troubleshooting Knowledge Management

After the problem is resolved, a senior engineer enhances the knowledge database with lessons-learned from the event. These lessons are digitized into Executable Runbooks, available the next time a similar problem arises.

Isolate & Mitigate Security Attacks in Real-Time

When the network is under attack, network and security teams scramble to understand which part of the network is impacted, and what is the extent of the damage. NetBrain provides real-time visibility of the attack and helps to visualize the effects of the attack on network performance. This enables teams to mitigate the threat much faster.

Isolate & Mitigate Security Attacks in Real-Time

Enhance Security Collaboration

Security teams must work together effectively, especially in the event of a cyber-security attacks. With NetBrain, security teams can leverage automation during triage, forensics, and for hardening security to proactively prevent threats.

Enhance Security Collaboration

Phase 1: Automated Mapping and Impact Analysis

By integrating NetBrain with your IDS or SIEM system, triage engineers are armed with instant visibility (via Dynamic Map) and analytics (via Executable Runbook) of the potential risk This is auto-triggered at the instant the security risk is identified.

Phase 2: Collaborative Forensic Analysis

When multiple teams work together (for example Forensics and Triage engineers) they collaborate using a single map URL. All user activity and analytics is saved inside the map so there’s no need to email logs and text files.

Phase 3: Security Fortification

Once a threat has been mitigated, malware and threat prevention teams harden network security and enhance the knowledge database with lessons-learned from the event. These lessons are digitized into Executable Runbooks, available the next time a similar threat arises.

Proactively Guard against Misconfiguration

Network configuration must meet pre-defined design and security standards. It can be challenging to proactively safeguard against misconfigurations, even if changes are controlled. Leveraging Executable Runbooks, your team can validate that every config meets a ‘golden’ standard and ensure compliance.

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Enhance Change Management Workflows

Oversight of network changes is essential for minimizing risk of outages. NetBrain integrates into existing change management workflows at each phase to help minimize human error and validate change impact, helping teams improve network up time.

Enhance Change Management Workflows

Phase 1: Define Network Changes

A Design Engineer maps part of the network to define the inputs to the change process. The engineer then defines one or more configuration templates to apply to each device or interface on the map.

Phase 2: Execute Changes

The Implementation Engineer leverages automation to execute changes on the live network. If necessary, the engineer can roll back the changes with one click.

Phase 3: Validate Change Impact

To validate network changes, a runbook performs advanced comparative analysis to analyze config files, route tables, and more. This ensure the change had no adverse impacts.